Cricket Wellington May Not Hire Development Officers Due To Financial Troubles
Cricket Wellington's "parlous financial state" has caused the organization to ignore the recommendation that clubs hire development officers for this summer, according to Hamish Bidwell of the DOMINION POST. The 13 clubs taking part in this season's premier competition went to "exhaustive lengths" to meet the participation agreement. It was all part of the "One Club" blueprint, which was designed to build sustainable organizations "in touch with their communities." But due to the NZ$142,000 ($116,700) loss CW posted for the last financial year, the "rollout of development officers has been limited" to just six clubs. The six clubs, which will have partially funded development officers this season, are: Taita, Onslow, Wainuiomata, North City, Johnsonville and Collegians (DOMINION POST, 10/16).