The children of Eurongilly and surrounds will get another crack at cricket this year, after a hugely successful MILO in2CRICKET program debuted last year.
Thirty kids participated in the skills foundation program in 2016 and this Friday children aged 5-8 will have the chance to push their batting and bowling to the next level.
“We had kids drive for miles last year from Illabo and Bethungra. One came all the way from Wagga!” organiser Dianne Cusack said.
Ms Cusack said the program is a great opportunity for kids to make friends and learn skills.
“We’re such a small district so it’s about trying to build and foster relationships in a farming community,” she said.
“The children get to participate but also see neighbours you might not see otherwise, there’s a great social interactive element for kids and parents.”
The first session will take place this Friday, October 13 at the Eurongilly Public School Oval from 5.30-6.30pm with a sausage sizzle held afterwards.
MILO cricket runs for six weeks teaching primary school students the fundamental skills of batting, bowling, throwing, fielding and catching.
Those interested can register online at http://playcricket.com.au/learn/in2cricket