About playing Junior Cricket at Ferny Fireballs

About playing Junior Cricket with the Ferny Fireballs..Getting started !!!


Who are we and what do we do?
Where and when do we play?
Club playing shirts and hats
Cricket gear and equipment
Team allocation
I want more details on registering a player
Who can I talk about all of this?



Who are we and what do we do?


The Ferny Districts Cricket Club ('the Ferny Fireballs') was established in 1977 to encourage active participation in the game of cricket in a spirit of good sportsmanship and fair play. We are primarily a junior cricket club where boys and girls play together in teams from U10's through to U17's. We play non-competitive cricket up to U12 where enjoyment and participation are the main goals. Competitive cricket begins at U13 and representative players are chosen for rep teams for each age group from U13 to U17. W
e run an excellent Junior Blasters introductory cricket program for 5-7 year olds, as well as Master Blasters for 7-9 year olds. 


Team officials (coaches, managers, scorers) are chosen from parents and associates within each team and the club provides all of the kit required to play the game. The club provides assistance to team officials, players and parents with regular coaches and managers nights, access to coaching courses and resources, scoring schools and a friendly accessible management committee dedicated to providing the best possible environment for junior cricket to flourish. We are backed by BNJCA, Cricket Queensland and Cricket Australia and have access to a great number of resources from these bodies to further support and assist development of junior cricket.


Where and when do we play ?

Our season runs from approximately mid-October through to mid-March with a break during the school holidays. Games are played on Saturday mornings and vary in length depending on the age group (8am-11am ish). Ferny Districts is part of the Brisbane Norths Junior Cricket Association (BNJCA) and we play against other junior cricket clubs in the northern suburbs. For further information, go to About > Formats.



Club playing shirts and hats

All registrations receive a playing shirt as part of your fees.  We also have additional club merchandise such as Hats, Caps, Pants for purchase.  Parents/Guardians who elect to assist with Coaching & Managing a team will receive a club shirt too.

Cricket gear and equipment

When starting out, a player may not have all the required gear. This is no problem as the club provides a full kit bag including bats, pads, gloves, helmets, wickets, and training gear for the team to use during the season. The kit bags are provided on Teams Day and returned at the end of the season. It is recommended that as a minimum, players provide their own protective boxes for hygiene purposes. As players get into the game, they develop their own kit bags and then choose to use their own equipment. To assist coaches, the club has additional practice gear and a bowling machine for practice sessions stored in the store rooms (freight-containers) adjacent to the nets. 

Team allocation

Players are allocated into teams at our pre-season Team's Day. Coaches and managers are selected from the parents who have expressed an interest to be involved. Players may join the club at any time during the season, and the club will do its best to accommodate them into existing teams.

When registering in the correct age group, the club will make every effort to ensure players have the opportunity to play in the team that they request and with the players that they know.

Some players may be required to play outside their age group to balance team numbers. These decisions will be based on ability, and will be made in the best interests of the individual.

Players requesting to play outside the BNJCA age group guidelines may be required to complete a skills assessment to ensure this is appropriate.  


I want more details on registering a player

Information including age groupings, registration costs and the on-line registration process is available at Join the Ferny Fireballs.


Who can I talk to about all of this ?

Vice-President Junior Cricket, Scott Hankinson, is the go-to person for questions.  0414 840 875 / fernyfireballs@gmail.com