Cricket Victoria in conjunction with the Melbourne Stars and Melbourne Renegades came together to visit more than 11,000 kids from 100 Schools over 20 days, to support a key participation promotion.
The activity ranged from super clinics, skills sessions, school assembly visits and mascot challenge programs, all of which brought the colour and excitement of the Big Bash into school yards and classrooms. The community vans with their music and highlight reels along with the classic catches and bowling tunnel inflatables saw young fans excited about the upcoming season.
Cricket Victoria General Manager for Community Cricket & Key Stakeholders, John Watkin said:
“The activity in schools has given us a great opportunity to promote cricket to a range of different communities across the state. Having 11,000 kids exposed to cricket in a range of different ways sets us on a good path for the season ahead”
“We’re thrilled to be able to have connected with 100 schools in such a short period of time, and it’s encouraging to see some initial results of improving links between Schools and Clubs alongside direct links to the community.”
Some highlights from the activity included;
Melbourne Stars WBBL young guns Alana King and Nicole Faltum visited Bentleigh West Primary School to kick start the activity and provided budding young cricketers some fantastic tips and tricks
Special Schools Gala day in Dandenong, where more than 250 secondary school kids come together to play modified games of cricket
Melbourne Renegades visit to the Islamic College of Melbourne, connecting their students with cricket
100th School visit at Newport Gardens Primary School with newly appointed Melbourne Renegades WBBL captain, Jess Duffin
To register for the upcoming season across entry level programs, junior and senior cricket, visit playcricket.com.au