Thursday, 31 October 2013

Keep Calm and Bat on - with MILO in2Cricket

The Milo kid at 2yr . We were away in caravan so the Milo was down low - I sprung him - on Daddy's watch while I was away at the Ladies !

A few weeks ago my boys were invited to check out the MILO in2CRICKET program , a Cricket Australia initiative that delivers an introductory cricket program for children aged 5 to 10 years.  MILO T20 Blast – is the newer, all action, all fun game for children aged 8 -12.

With the confines of a fun and safe environment , children are introduced to basic skills and the principles of cricket - These lucky kids got to play with Michael Clarke .

Backyard cricket tips with Michael !
Truthfully, my boys didn't really know who he was before that day - but they lined up with all the other junior fans for autographs.


When you register - everyone receives an exciting Participant Pack exclusive to the program including a cricket bat, a ball, a T-shirt, a bucket hat, a drink bottle, and MILO products !

The bat, hat, bag and ball went everywhere with them - even to bed.

MILO in2CRICKET is a structured program [6-12wks - our local club is 8wks and started last Saturday] which aims is to provide each child with the opportunity to develop cricket skills, physical fitness, social skills, sportsmanship and understanding of the game of cricket.

Cricket Australia, together with the MILO team, is committed to supporting and encouraging the active, healthy lifestyle of Australian kids.

Boys and girls can begin playing for a team at their local cricket club at the under 10 age group.My older son played three long hot summers  years of Saturday morning cricket - he started at 8-9yrs.

I didn't mind sitting around too much, though they didn't have an ease into cricket program when he started; a hard cricket ball hurtling at your son's head is scary to watch. The cricket whites were never white for long and we could never find the Hector the 'protector' lol.

MILO in2CRICKET kids learn lots of new cricket skills like batting, bowling, catching and throwing, as well as the social skills that allow them to make new friends (or hang out with their school friends) and most importantly - HAVE FUN!! The program provides an excellent pathway for children into competitive cricket. Lots of their friends have registered too , some play Thursday afternoons at another venue.

There is even an APP for MILO in2CRICKET.
Now I might whip up a batch of Mighty Milo Muffins and a nice cold glass of Milo - how good is that !

We were invited to MILO in2cricket and were gifted participant kit bags, all opinions are my own.No financial payment was received for this post.

Did you play backyard cricket ?

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