The Essendon Cricket Club has had a long association with Cricket Victoria and the Commonwealth Bank Junior Pathways Development Programme. Boys at U/14, U/16 and U/18 age groups are invited to try out for team selection to represent the North West Wizards. This team has been a feeder for junior state selection and district cricket club talent identification in the past.
Many of our past players have developed through this selection and competition process competing in the Commonwealth Bank sponsored state sponsored competition held in January each year.
Essendon current players and coaching staff are often involved to assist.