Core Physiotherapy and Pilates Studio City East, wishes Josh Waldhuter all the best for his upcoming international Cricket Matches. Josh is representing Australia in the Intellectual Impairment Cricket Team. Josh was kind enough to answer a few questions that we asked.
How Did You Get Into Playing Cricket?
I initially got into playing cricket in primary school, but I didn’t go full time to primary school due to my autism, so I mostly played and practiced in the backyard at home.
I started playing cricket at The Adelaide Lutheran sports club in 2010 and have been playing there ever since. I started playing indoor cricket for the South Australia Lord’s Taverners team for people with an intellectual disability in 2014.
That lead to me playing outdoor cricket for South Australia in the Intellectual Disability Team in the National Cricket Inclusion Championships since 2017. From my performance in those outdoor championships, I was selected in the Australian ID squad.
What Are The Biggest Challenges That You Have Faced On Your Journey?
The main challenges that I have faced, are a lack of inclusion from others as well as anxiety and depression.
Through great support from my local club, friends and family, I have been able to overcome the negatives and enjoy my cricket.
What Are You Hoping For In The Future?
My hope for the future is to still be involved with cricket and now that I’m a Dad, I would love to teach my daughter how to play cricket and play a game with her once she’s old enough to do so.
We wish Josh all the very best and cannot wait to hear all about his victories upon his returns.
This blog post was written by Practice Manager Kimberley Royals.