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Local kids to be introduced to cricket at a Cricket Club near you this summer thanks to All Stars Cricket – the first, fun, active form of the game for 5 to 8-year-old boys and girls
Local kids from across the West Midlands will have the opportunity to try cricket for the first time, thanks to over 200 Cricket Club's becoming a part All Stars Cricket - the first nationwide entry-level participation programme for the game.
Parents can sign their kids up for scheme by visiting allstarscricket.co.uk and searching for their nearest centre. After registering, local boys and girls will have a cricket 'back-pack' delivered to their door with a bat, ball and everything they need to try the game for the first time.
They will then start an eight-week programme at the Cricket Club, with the emphasis placed firmly on learning how to play the game in a fun, safe and inclusive environment. Parents will be encouraged to take part at the club and be active with their kids.
Each session of the 8-week programme - developed with input from Andrew Strauss and the England performance team - will give children the basic skills they need to develop a lifelong love of cricket.
Former England captain and All Stars Cricket ambassador Michael Vaughan said:
"I started playing cricket at my local club and have seen first-hand how important it is to introduce kids to our sport in a fun way.
"As a parent, I've also seen how tough it can be to get kids interested in sport especially given the amount of activities competing for their time. Finding a way for cricket to appeal to kids and to get them active is more important than ever.
"We are bringing cricket to the front door of kids and parents across England and Wales. I can't wait to see the positive impact this will have on clubs and the wider game."
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