The ACST Phuket Junior Cricket Development Fund (PJCDF) has donated 43,000 baht (approx US$1,530) to support the Phuket Under 15 teams tour and participation in the 4th Kuala Lumpur Cricket Assoc / Royal Selangor Club International Youth Under 15 Cricket Carnival tournament being held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (July 30 – August 1).
This is the first donation made by the Fund which was set up earlier this year to support junior cricket development in Phuket with funds donated by participants of the Phuket International Cricket Sixes.
The Phuket U15 side is made up of young Thai players many of whom compete in the local Phuket league and played at the Phuket Sixes this year for the first time.
In 2008 the Phuket Under 15s made their first venture to this international tournament, encouragingly winning one match from three.
About the ACST Phuket Junior Cricket Development Fund – (www.phuketsixes.com/organiser.php)
The Phuket Junior Cricket Development Fund was created earlier this year to support junior cricket development in Phuket with funds generously donated and contributed by players, teams, supporters and officials participating at ACST’s Phuket International Cricket Sixes. Some 130,000 baht (approx US$4,000) was raised for junior cricket at the tournament by activities organised by ACST. Teams also donated cricket equipment to local junior players. The Fund Committee includes representatives from the Sixes teams, a senior Phuket cricket volunteer and the ACST. The donation of 43,000 baht to the Phuket Cricket Group for this junior tour is the first of what is hoped to be many such donations to help junior cricket grow in Phuket.
About the Phuket International Cricket Sixes – (www.phuketsixes.com)
This ICC award winning, “fun in the sun” tournament, is the most popular on the ACST circuit. Matches are played at Karon Stadium quite literally just a 6 hit away from tropical Karon Beach and the Andaman Sea. The family friendly tournament epitomises the ‘friendship through cricket” motto of the ACST and is often one of the most enjoyable cricketing experiences the teams and officials ever have in their cricket careers. Phuket is a paradise for enjoyment in addition to the cricket with top restaurants, golf, scuba diving and deep sea fishing all available in addition to the incredible nightlife. Funds are raised at the event towards the development of junior cricket in Phuket. The 2011 tournament will be held from 12 – 17th April.
About the Asian Cricket Sixes Tour (ACST) – (www.cricketsixes.com)
The Asian Cricket Sixes Tour organises and promotes international award winning club cricket events at fantastic locations across Asia Pacific. Founded in 2000 with just one event, the annual Tour now comprises of tournaments at locations across the region including Phuket, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Singapore, New South Wales, Pattaya, Shanghai, and Chiang Mai. The tournaments, which attract clubs and cricket celebrities from around the world and have won major awards from the International Cricket Council and Asian Cricket Council, have a core philosophy of ‘friendship through cricket’; they also raise funds and attract practical support for cricket development and local charities in their locations. At ACST tournaments teams can be sure of a fantastic and rewarding overseas tour
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