DreamCricket 2012 was a huge success. Thank you to the numerous volunteers and of course to the participants who were true champions on the day!
More photos to come . . .
DreamCricket introduces primary school students with a disability to the game of cricket by using a series of activities aimed at teaching skills such as fielding and batting as well as the laws of the game. First held in October 2010 with 80 children, this year’s event will be held on Friday October 26 with over 200 Illawarra and Southern Highlands children already registered.
DreamCricket is the dream child of Doctor Ronald Bigg who witnessed first hand the transformation of disabled children who participated in American Miracle League Baseball. Bigg, in association with the Movement Disorder Foundation, Rotary Southern Highlands and the Bradman Foundation made his dream a reality with the inaugural DreamCricket Day for children with a disability at Bradman Oval in 2010.
“Sir Donald Bradman believed cricket to be the greatest character builder of all sports,” commented Rina Hore, Bradman Foundation Executive Director. “The Bradman Foundation takes pride in providing cricket activities for young players regardless of their ability or experience,” she added.
All children taking part are guided through a series of activities and support is provided by local Rotary Clubs and students from local schools.
The positive impact that DreamCricket provided in 2010 has led Cricket Australia, Cricket NSW, Rotary Australia, the Movement Foundation and the Bradman Foundation to roll the program out nationally and throughout Southern India.
For further information regarding DreamCricket please refer to www.dreamcricket.org.au.