Brunswick has a strong recent record in the Craig Shield, making the quarter-finals in 2018/19 and the grand final in 2015/16. Our emphasis is on ensuring players enjoy the carnival, have opportunities to showcase their skills and improve their cricket.
Our coaching panel is comprised of players from our First XI who have Cricket Australia accreditations and strong connections to the Youth Premier Leauge with the Central Highlands, North West Wizards and Western Spirit regions.. Players are also offered complimentary one on one coaching sessions to improve their game.
We are proud of our Craig Shield program and in particular, the many players retain an ongoing association with Brunswick. For example seven of last seasons Second XI premiership side played Craig Shield for Brunswick.
We also recognise that some Craig Shield players have ambitions of playing Premier Cricket. We have a close association with Carlton Cricket Club and our First XI currently includes players from Carlton, Essendon, Camberwell, Prahran, Footscray and North Melbourne.
Our trial sessions will be held in October 2019 and we will email to you closer to that date with further details.