Jack Crehan would have loved to partake in a dedicated cricket program throughout his time at Illawarra Sports High.
It's something that has been on the school's agenda for a while, however it has taken until now for the scheme to be launched.
Unfortunately for the year 12 student, it comes as his time at the school is nearing its end. He's confident, however, the next generation of students will benefit from the program.
"It's pretty exciting," Crehan said. "It's unfortunate they've started it in my last year, I was looking forward to being involved with it.
"The kids involved will learn a lot. We have teachers here with cricketing experience and cricket knowledge, they know what they're doing."
The initiative comes as a joint venture with Cricket NSW, with local coaching group Top Edge Cricket mentoring the students.
The program will be run by Mitchell Hearn and Mitchell Calder, the pair boasting long resumes both on and off the field. Hearn was man of the match in this year's Cricket Illawarra grand final, while Calder has captained University and Illawarra.
With trials taking place on Thursday, Calder will be on the lookout for boys and girls with the potential to feature in representative squads.
"We're looking to boost the calibre of the players and give them an opportunity to improve their cricket skills," Calder said. "It's a chance to spend dedicated time outside of their normal club and rep training and improve their quality of cricket and foster their love for the game."