The Cricket NSW Multicultural Winter in2CRICKET program attendees
The Cricket NSW Multicultural Winter in2CRICKET program delivered in partnership with the Voice of Tamils, is capturing the hearts and minds of local Multicultural children and their families in the Toongabbie area.
Over 60 multicultural children, including 17 girls, are currently part of the action and enjoying the Cricket NSW Multicultural Winter in2CRICKET program. The program is aimed at providing cricket opportunities to children from Australia’s multicultural communities, many participating for the first time.
The 8 week program runs at Arthur Phillip Reserve, Northmead on a Saturday morning, and features skill development games and fun activities. Participants also receive a MILO in2CRICKET give away pack containing a back pack, bat, ball, t-shirt and hat for free.
Cricket NSW Emerging Markets Leader and program coordinator, Sam Almaliki said “Cricket NSW is pleased to see the success of the program among multicultural families across Sydney, including the Toongabbie area. The kids and their parents are having a great time and it is wonderful to see”.
He added, “This is not just about engaging more children into cricket but also acting on a philosophy we have to facilitate inclusion, in addition to providing a pathway for a healthy lifestyle”.
Voice of Tamils President and Centre Coordinator Avi Selva stated "We are proud to be a part of this wonderful initiative by Cricket NSW. This has given us the opportunity to give local Multicultural children a real chance to explore their skill and interest in cricket from a young age. I’m sure we will see a new generation of talented cricketers created through this program”.
Expressions of Interest are being taken for a future program at Blacktown International Sportspark. To get involved contact Sam Almaliki at Sam.Almaliki@cricketnsw.com.au