A NEW pilot program set to start next week is hoped to make the sport of cricket more accessible to children within the Corangamite Shire.
A Helping Hand, a new community platform currently being developed that aims to help others in local communities, has teamed up with Cricket Victoria to run a Corangamite Cricket Blast Pilot program.
Their partnership will allow children in Grades 3 and 4 to participate in a Woolworths Cricket Blast program free of charge, which will be held as a trial in Camperdown across a four week period starting on Monday.
The sessions will be held once a week, with the first two being staged at Camperdown College’s Brooke Street campus, while the last two will be held at St Patrick’s Primary School.
A Helping Hand is a community program that aims to connect local communities, in particular vulnerable and disadvantaged families and children.
They are working with local schools to remove barriers such as participation, travel, and clothing costs for children participating in sport.
The pilot is hoped to become a successful and sustainable community program that enables all families and children of all ages to participate in their communities without those barriers.
Interested children can register for the program via https://www.playcricket.com.au/club-finder/club-details?Id=32119, with all participants to also receive a personalised cap and t-shirt as part of their registration.