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The Nelson Bay Junior Cricket Club will share in $10,000 worth of funding made available as part of the Toyo Tires Sixers Community Grant program.

An initiative of the Sydney Sixers and Toyo Tires, the organisation, which plays in the Newcastle Junior Cricket Association, is slated to receive $1,000 to purchase new Woolworths Cricket Blast equipment.

Nelson Bay Junior CC is one of 10 across the Sixers’ territory to benefit from the program, which sets out to help develop the next generation of Sydney Sixers stars in the shape of improved diversity and inclusion opportunities, equipment, uniforms, coaching and local promotion of the game.

Others to profit include Taree West CC, St Ives Junior CC, Bonny Hills Lake Cathie CC, St John Bosco Youth Centre CC, Pottsville CC, Ramsgate RSL CC, BlowFly Cricket, South Hurstville Carss Park Junior CC and Sawtell CC.

Toyo Tires’ strategy and marketing manager José Angeles said the company was thrilled to extend its support of Australian cricket to the grassroots level.

“Coming out of another difficult stint of COVID-19 lockdowns in NSW, we are honoured to offer assistance in the lead up to summer sport, which marks a milestone in the long-anticipated return to normalcy,” he stated.

“We’ve all been doing it tough, but kids have been particularly affected with disruptions to schooling and social development.

“So, we hope a helping hand from Toyo Tires and the Sydney Sixers keeps the sporting stars of tomorrow looking forward and makes it easier for their families to cheer on from the sidelines.”

The Toyo Tires Sixers Community Grant initiative has been supported by the Cricket NSW Foundation who dollar-matched Toyo Tires’ contribution, providing further help to the great work being undertaken by grassroot cricket communities across NSW.

Toyo’s backing of the Sixers will also extend to a series of fun, 90-minute, cricket-themed activities that connect the club’s WBBL and BBL stars with kids from 5 to 13 years of age.

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