Funding for mentoring

Team has secret weapon: Menai Men’s Shed cricket team will take on a team of young stars this Sunday. Picture: Chris LaneMENAI Men’s Shed cricket team has a back-up plan should they start getting flogged by their younger opponents in their inaugural match this Sunday: a secret celebrity.
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The team is padding up for an intergenerational match against a team of young players from Illawong and Bangor cricket clubs and Menai High School in a bid to raise money for a mentoring program to be run this year.

Deputy co-ordinator Laurie Hall said raffles, sausage sizzles and a jump castle were planned for the day, which he said was all about building community spirit, and breaking down generation gaps.

“We’d like to see it become an annual event,” Mr Hall said. He would not be drawn on the identity of his team’s secret celebrity, saying only the figure would “enhance” the team.

Men’s Shed co-ordinator Karl Rudens said the mentoring program stemmed from a recognition that some boys didn’t have a father at home.

“We recognise there is a shortage of father figure roles in the area,” Mr Rudens said.

Menai MP Melanie Gibbons has the honour of bowling the first ball of the day, and according to her office whoever opens the batting will be in trouble.

“A spinning deadly-fast bowler,” was the word from Ms Gibbons’s office on her prowess.

Menai Men’s Shed is open on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and has access to professional tools. Mr Rudens said men at the shed could fix anything from broken-down equipment for local pre-schools to lead lighting and carpentry.

The cricket match begins at 10am at Alfords Point Oval.

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