Grafton Development Trust

To mark its next chapter, and to broaden its scope in promoting sport and physical recreation throughout Auckland, the Grafton Cricket Development Trust was formed.

The Grafton Cricket Development Trust has been created in order to help achieve the following:

  • To assist in the provision of the necessary equipment and training to enable and encourage participation in cricket and other sports among young people
  • To help provide facilities for and to promote physical recreation in the Auckland region
  • To foster interest and advance the tradition of cricket and other sports by collection and preserving sporting items of historical and topical interest 

The Trust in Action

Thanks to the support of The Grafton Cricket Development Trust, the 2017/18 season saw the introduction of our Girl’s Blitz Tournament. Held at Cox’s Bay on a Thursday evening, this initiative invited local primary schools to enter a team in our round-robin, 12 over per side competition. Weekly coaching sessions were run by Grafton Coaches at each of the schools to introduce the girls to cricket and prepare them for the pre & post Xmas tournaments held at Cox’s Bay Reserve on Thursday evenings. A huge success, the Girl’s Blitz saw 10 teams playing competitive cricket for the first time and a number of players going on to represent Grafton in a Saturday club team.

The Trust will again be supporting our girl’s initiatives in the 2018/19 season where we hope to increase our playing numbers further.

Supporters of the Grafton Cricket Development Trust can contribute to the scheme by making a donation or by making a bequest in their will. You can specify in your bequest where you would like funds to be spent or alternatively allow the Trust to allocate them on your behalf.

The First XI Doners

Matthew Hooton

Jeff Meltzer

Lyall Tozer

Mark Bird

Mike Simm

Nick Albrecht

Phil Horne

Stewart Wilson

Peter Meads

Mike de Latour

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