The remote community of Arlparra in central Northern Territory is the latest community to embrace Australia’s favourite sport through NT Cricket’s Remote Red Dust Sports Voucher Program.

Located 248 kilometres North West of Alice Springs and with a population of approximately 480, Arlparra is the most central community of 16 dispersed communities in the Utopia homelands.

Working closely with the Barkly Regional Council, NT Cricket Game Development Officer Jordan Wright has delivered cricket activities to enthusiastic children each afternoon, utilising the MILO in2CRICKET and MILO T20 Blast programs. “The level of raw talent in the community is extraordinary and I have really enjoyed sharing my love of cricket with so many talented kids.

“There has been a really positive turn out of both boys and girls each afternoon and a lot of them have taken their softball skills straight onto the cricket pitch, with amazing hand-eye coordination and fielding skills.

“With this level of ability and talent, I’m sure it won’t be long until we will see an Arlparra team in Alice Springs for the Imparja Cup,” he said.

NT Cricket acknowledges the support of Andy Rae from the Barkly Regional Council and Jimmy Navie from the Arlparra Sports Academy during the visit. NT Cricket’s Remote Red Dust Sports Voucher Program is supported by the Northern Territory Government, Lord’s Taverners NT and NT Regional Councils.

For further details about NT Cricket's Remote Red Dust Sports Voucher Program please contact NT Cricket at 8944 8900 or ntcricket@ntcricket.com.au