Australian cricket great Geoff Dymock visits Charleville

THE Charleville School of Distance Education had two of Australia's sporting greats teaching the kids last week.

Australian cricket bowler Geoff Dymock and Australian soccer player Nicole Green helped out at the Kick Start Conference.

Dymock played 21 tests for Australia between 1974 and 1980, taking 78 wickets for his country.

Green played for three years for the Australian women's national team and was in an Olympic squad.

Dymock runs coaching clinics in different parts of Queensland and said he loved to come to Charleville.

"I did a clinic here for some kids back in December 2011 at the high school and this summer I've done a fair bit of coaching in different parts of Queensland," he said.

"I run my own coaching clinics at the moment but I do a fair bit with Doug Walters and John Bell, who coached Queensland."

Dymock said it was great to be invited out to teach cricket to the Distance Education students.

"I've been teaching the basics to kids so they have got something that they haven't experienced before," he said.

"It's a bit tougher with Prep kids but they are getting the idea.

"I've been teaching them how to hold a bat and hit the ball and as we go through the week we'll get the kids to have a game."

Nicole Green has two of her own children at Distance Education and lives about 80km out of Tambo.

"I don't get to play anymore so this gives me the opportunity to have a kick and muck around with the kids so I get to do a bit of exercise and get my foot on the ball again," she said.

"We are just basically running skills and not playing too many games.

"The kids are willing to have a go so they are more than obliging."


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