Action from the Cricket NSW Multicultural Winter in2CRICKET program at Hurstville Primary
The Cricket NSW Multicultural Winter in2CRICKET program, delivered in partnership with the Kingsgrove Cricket Club at Hurstville Primary, is capturing the hearts and minds of local Multicultural children and their families.
Over 50 multicultural children, including 11 girls at Hurstville Primary, are currently part of the action and enjoying the Cricket NSW Multicultural Winter in2CRICKET program. The program is aimed at providing cricket to children from Australia’s multicultural communities, many participating for the first time.
The 8 week program features skill development, games and fun activities. Participants also receive a free MILO in2CRICKET pack, containing a back pack, bat, ball and t-shirt.
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 Hurstville Primary School. 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”.
Hurstville Primary Deputy Principal Ronda Jones stated "We are proud to be a part of this wonderful initiative by Cricket NSW and Kingsgrove Cricket Club. This has given us the opportunity to give our students 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 programs at Riverwood and the Arncliffe area. To get involved contact Sam Almaliki at Sam.Almaliki@cricketnsw.com.au