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27 March, 2021

Hunter hits big

ATHERTON’S gifted young cricketer Amy Hunter has been the first Far North Queenslander to receive the Jodie Fields Young Cricketer Development Scholarship (JFYCD).

By Rhys Thomas

Atherton cricketer Amy Hunter has been the first Far North Queensland recipient of the acclaimed Jodie Fields Young Cricketer Development Scholarship.

ATHERTON’S gifted young cricketer Amy Hunter has been the first Far North Queenslander to receive the Jodie Fields Young Cricketer Development Scholarship (JFYCD). 

Amy has been awarded this prestigious scholarship valued at $3,000 to go towards supporting her future sporting and educational development. 

Jodie Fields, a former Australian Captain, started this personal scholarship program seven years ago to assist talented female cricketers from regional centres. 

“Having grown up in Toowoomba and travelled extensively throughout Queensland during my cricket career, I am acutely aware of the challenges facing regional and rural communities,” she said. 

“These include equitable access to quality health and education opportunities, particularly for young women and girls. 

“This scholarship is my opportunity to give back to another young cricketer.” 

The scholarship provides $2,500 in financial assistance and $500 worth of playing equipment from Kookaburra. 

After picking up the game at 10 years old, Amy currently plays for the Tier 3 junior sides and the men’s third grade sides in her home club of Atherton. 

Even amid a disrupted sporting year in 2020, Amy has impressed talent development staff at Queensland Cricket for her abilities, aptitude, attitude and approach to the game.

“It was really unexpected to be awarded this scholarship,” Amy said.

“Just to be awarded a scholarship from Jodie Fields is amazing, it’s just crazy.

“It’s great to see that all my hard work is paying off.” 

Through her hard work and dedication Amy has been able to collect representative caps like they are going out of style, competing in both Sunshine Coast and Brisbane for state level sides. Amy will not slow down however as she climbs higher and higher up the cricketing ladder.


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