Following the recent success of Lend a Hand to Hugo’s All Abilities AFL Auskick program, for the second year running Lend a Hand to Hugo will be offering our Cricket Blast program. The program is open for children between the ages of 5-14 with a disability or accessibility challenge.
The upcoming six-week cricket program will see children develop a number of skills with communication, forming relationships and gross motor skills at the top of the list.
We had a 100% increase in participation numbers at our recent All Abilities AFL Auskick program, which was excellent.
We’re really excited to get the cricket program underway, which will mark the second time we’ve offered a program for young cricketers with a disability. The cricket pathway for Australians with a disability is as strong as it has ever been, and our program is a vital stepping stone in the pathway.
The charity's team members have been working on making the program more learning & play based with themes including hand eye-coordination, balance, numeracy and more to be rolled out across the six weeks.
Due to the ongoing generosity of the public, as well as the charity's sponsors, this program has been heavily subsidised and made cost friendly for all participants, which ensures the opportunity is available for a wider range of families.
The program will commence on Monday 5th November, 3:45pm-4:45pm in New Town, and will run every Monday until Monday 10th December.