DreamCricket, an initiative of the Movement Disorder Foundation supported and promoted by the combined Rotary Clubs of NSW, Bradman Foundation, Cricket Australia and Cricket NSW, made its maiden appearance in the Riverina late last month.
DreamCricket is for Year 3- 6 primary school children with intellectual, physical and sight impaired disabilities that prevent them from taking part in normal sporting activities.
Rick McCarthy from the Bradman Foundation, in conjunction with the Wodonga Rotary Club and Cricket NSW Riverina Development Manager, Robbie Mackinlay, conducted a clinic at the Belvoir Special School in Wodonga.
Over 50 children enjoyed the 90 minute session, alternating between tabloids specially designed for the children’s capacities.
The children enjoyed a rare and unique cricket experience during the fun filled, action packed session with members of the Rotary Club of Wodonga assisting on each tabloid, along with Robbie and Rick.
Cricket NSW Development Manager, Robbie Mackinlay, described the clinic as one of the most satisfying and uplifting times experienced during his involvement in cricket.
“To see the children enjoy their own cricket experience is just wonderful. Their knowledge of the game is also amazing!” he said.
“Everyone had a great time and I applaud the work being done by Rotary and the Bradman Foundation in providing this opportunity to these very special people.”