Fun times on the field for lucky kids at national cricket program launches

Aussie kids showing off their skills. Photo: Cricket Australia

Fun times on the field for lucky kids at national cricket program launches

Fun times on the field for lucky kids at national cricket program launches

Aussie kids across the country have picked up their cricket bat and ball following the launch of this season’s exciting MILO in2CRICKET and MILO T20 Blast junior programs. And the good news for other kids interested? It’s not too late to register for the season!

Revealed at the WACA in Perth on Tuesday, 1st November, the ‘money can’t buy’ event featured 100 lucky kids who were given the opportunity to play on the iconic cricket ground prior to the Test match, plus meet star players from the men’s and women’s teams- such as the likes of Peter Siddle, Nathan Lyon, Mitch Marsh and Holly Ferling.

Cricket stars in an inspiring fun session. Photo: Cricket Australia

On the big day, the excited kids watched the Australian team train before being taken onto the ground to try out a range of fun skill-based activities similar to what they’d experience on the two junior cricket programs. Afterwards, there was an inspiring fun session with the players that included a unique opportunity to get treasured photos and autographs with the team.

The launch signals the start of yet another season for the two highly successful Cricket Australia programs, which have proved to be an fun and engaging way for kids to gain their first experience of learning the skills and playing the games of Australia’s favourite sport.

Younger children can jump straight in to the MILO in2CRICKET program, designed for 5 to 8 year olds. A fun, fast-paced and active way to get an intro to the game and learn the basics, the program focuses on maximum participation, plus basic motor and cricket skill development. Experience-based and cultivated building its foundations on the essentials for lifelong involvement in physical activity and sport, MILO in2CRICKET will set your child up for the second of Cricket Australia’s popular junior programs, MILO T20 Blast.

Potential future cricket stars. Photo: Cricket Australia

Giving girls and boys aged 7-12 their first taste of playing cricket games in a super fun and social setting, MILO T20 Blast is an action-packed program of cricket with a music-filled and dance-laden atmosphere not unlike the T20 Big Bash League. Guaranteed to leave a lasting impression on the young Warners and Meg Lanning’s of your family, it’s a safe and inclusive ‘modified’ version of this thrilling game, meaning each child gets the chance to bat, bowl and field during a shortened amount of playing time each week. With smaller pitches and boundaries – perfect for those little legs – everyone can have the most fun while learning useful cricket skills and making lots of new friends.

The two junior programs are run throughout the Australian cricket season and registrations are now open. To find out more and to register your children for either one of these fun-packed programs, parents simply need to head to playcricket.com.au/learn.

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