Gatha’s young cricketers grace hallowed turf
EMERGING young Leongatha cricketers experienced the highlight of their short cricketing careers when they represented the Leongatha Town Cricket Club in a Milo cricket on-field demonstration at the MCG on Boxing Day.
The Leongatha cricketers joined fellow participants from around Victoria in practicing their skills during the lunch break of the Boxing Day Vodafone Test between Australia and India.
The emphasis of the cricket program is on fun and involvement for children aged 5 -10 years.
Participants are involved in a structured six to 12 week program, which provides them with the opportunity to develop cricket skills, physical fitness, social skills, sportsmanship and an understanding of the wonderful game of cricket.
On top of that everyone receives an exciting starter pack exclusive to the program including: a bat, a ball, a t-shirt, a bucket hat, a backpack, Milo products and much more.
Speaking at the MILO in2CRICKET program launch earlier this year, Australian captain, and MILO ambassador, Michael Clarke declared the demonstrations a fantastic experience for the young boys and girls.
Clarke is the first Milo cricket program graduate to be selected for the Australian team and he harbours fond memories from his own time spent in the program.
“I remember the first time that I got to play on the SCG as a kid and it was a massive thrill,” he said.
“It’s become a great tradition to have the energetic kids practising their skills and experiencing the big stage during the lunch breaks and it’s fantastic to see MILO and Cricket Australia continuing to give this amazing opportunity to the young boys and girls.”
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