Who doesn’t love Cricket, and specially when you get to learn the tactics of the game from eminent Players like Peter Siddle (Renegades BBL Player) and Luke Hodge (AFL Hawthorn Player).
This play session was organized in association with Renegades BBL Team and the NGO Ladder, who assists young talents to be recognized in their respective field of sports be it AFL or Cricket. Every AFL player is associated with the NGO Ladder and they donate certain amount to Ladder each game of AFL they play.
Etihad stadium saw a whooping number of kids aged 4 years above dropping down in their cricket jersey to enjoy their cricket play date with the players. This was the first of its kind of workshop organized by the BBL team and while talking to the Big Bash League team, they expressed they wish to continue these workshops for all age groups in future.
The players gave their insights about the game and also had an one to one chats with the Volunteers from Ladder, fine tuning their bowling and batting skills.
The volunteers from Ladder were present who were helping the kids practice, this followed by the clinic by Peter Siddle and Luke Hodge.The session ended by a movie on the Hallowed Turf for all the kids.
All in one this 3 hour play session was fun filled and energizing one, as all the cricket fans look up to this Saturday’s game of BBL06 at the Etihad where Melbourne Star takes on the Renegades! Grab your tickets here
The upcoming 10 days long Christmas holiday season for the Victorians was embarked with Cricket Australia and BUPA hosting a Family day at MCG, on 23rd of Dec 2016.
It was no less than a family carnival for the cricket lovers and of course the young and the old players as well. Family Photo booths, Nickelodeon play stations, BBL (Big Bash League) Mascots adorned the arena as well as watching the Australian and the Pakistani Teams practice in the nets.
My 3 year old accompanied me to the Family day, for this 4 hour long family celebration.The entrance to the venue welcomed us with a Bupa Photo booth who were taking personalized shots for the family, which eventually went into a lucky draw.. and guess what …we weren’t that lucky!
It was lovely to see the kids dressed up in their favorite Milo T20 jerseys, playing cricket with their parents. Nickelodeon had a number of play station for the kids, Paw Patrol, Sponge bob and Jungle adventure to name a few.
The families also had an opportunity to watch the Australian and Pakistani squads practicing for their boxing day match at the nets. They did came up to the audiences to give autographs and take selfies with them. Huge number of supporters from both the teams flooded the ground making the atmosphere electrical much before the actual match.
In short Cricket a Sport for all was indeed a fun filled event, making cricket a game for all ages.
Looking forward for such family engagement activities more with Cricket Australia.