Hooked on Cricket
Hooked-on-Cricket was established in 2005, by the members of the Cricket Players' Association. Players from the men's domestic cricket team's relish the opportunity to get involved with the programme and to help children develop new skills and to inspire them toward success in sport and life.
Were it not for Hooked-on-Cricket these children would not even think about playing cricket, let alone playing it.
Eight non-traditional cricketing schools (lower decile) are invited to attend each of the Six Hooked-on-Cricket tournaments take place across the country.
The Hooked on Cricket tournament dates are to be confirmed in the following locations:
In the first term of 2021 we are initiating a coaching phase will have our Hooked-on-Cricket coaches taking sessions in targeted intermediate and secondary schools that have school teams, or a group of kids playing regular cricket.
The children from St Bernadette's school had so much fun and learned many new skills. They were all hyped and excited right until the bell rung at the end of the day.
Paige Holland, St Bernadette's School, Hamilton
Thank you for a great day, I met the kids when they came back and they were buzzing with excitement. They were all trying to tell me at once what they had done.
You are helping us to make a difference and to follow our whakatauki motto – Strive for the Highest Whaia ki te Taumata. Strive with Respect Whaia ki te Mana.
Dianne Pollard-Williams, Principal, Melville Primary School
Action from Porirua - 9 March 2021