Amanpreet Kaur, a student of Mackillop College Werribee, has been selected in the School Sport Victoria Team Vic 12 and Under Cricket State Team. She will compete in the School Sport Australia Championship to be held in Barooga, New South Wales from 5 January – 12 January 2018.
Ian Landy (Team Vic Cricket State Team Project Officer) said, “It has been a great performance by Amanpreet Kaur following a selection process that began in June to make the final team of 13.” He also said,“The students participated in a series of trial sessions and games to be selected to represent the School Sport Victoria State Team.”
Amanpreet Kaur has been playing cricket for the last 4 years. She started playing for the Hoppers Crossing Cricket Club and continues to play there. In 2014, she received the Coach’s award at the Hoppers Cricket Club. In 2015, she played the Molly Strano Cup (Girls League) for the Point Cook Cricket Club under the Western Region Junior Cricket Association. In 2016, she played as under 12 player in the Claudia Fatone Shield. She again played for the Western Region Junior Cricket Association Under12 team in the Claudia Fatone Shield but as Captain this time and received the best batsman award. In 2017, Amanpreet also played for the Western Spirit Under14 team vying for the Fatone Cup.
Amanpreet is also an active player of the Essendon Maribyrnong Park Ladies Cricket Club who call upon her whenever the need arises. She sees herself as an all-rounder but enjoys batting over bowling.
During the off-season, her coach Rob Ward and Bev (the assistant coach) have trained her and improved her cricketing skills. Both her coaches have been very instrumental in improving her game. In her attempt to get better at the game, she often goes to practice at the cricket nets close to her house with her father. Amanpreet enjoys watching cricket on television at home too. Undoubtedly, her family and friends are proud of her achievements on the cricket pitch so far.Apart from her love and passion for cricket, she likes reading fiction and loves mathematics.
According to Ian Landy,“Many past School Sport Victoria team members have gone onto compete at national and international competitions including Olympic Games, World Championships and Commonwealth Games.”
Here’s wishing Amanpreet good luck for the upcoming tournament and hope she can achieve her personal goals along with her Victorian teammates win the Australian title. It is great to see young girls like Amanpreet playing cricket and seeing it as a pathway to play elite professional cricket in the future.