To get kids active and involved with our summer game, New Zealand Cricket has teamed up with New Zealand Post, through ActivePost to introduce cricket to over 120,000 youngsters a year.
The ActivePost National Schools Programme supports cricket participation, coaching and umpiring through clubs, communities and schools.
The ActivePost Kiwi Cricket program aims to develop basic cricket skills through small group activities and minor and modified games.
ActivePost Kiwi Cricket
- 7-10 years old
- Further basic development - batting, bowling, stopping, catching, wicketkeeping, running between the wickets
- Small group activities & minor games
- Modified competition
- Play with modified, safe plastic equipment
- To provide an elementary competition that allows children to gain an awareness of cricket
- To emphasise enjoyment and participation
- To provide opportunities for children to acquire further basic cricket skills through a variety of activities and a modified game
- To provide cricket as a positive experience that maximises participation and equality of opportunity
- To encourage parents & teachers to become &/or continue to be actively involved in the game
- To provide participants with opportunities
- To have fun and enjoyment
- To participate in the game (equality of opportunity)
- To further their skill development with an emphasis on fundamental cricket skills, structured activities & modified game play
- To have a positive experience & enjoy competitive challenges
- To develop their social skills of encouragement, cooperation & teamwork
- To learn the values of the game
For a detailed overview of the ActivePost Kiwi Cricket programme and it's instruction, the ActivePost Kiwi Cricket Manual has been provided for downloading.
For information on how to organise and run ActivePost Kiwi Cricket programme sessions and basic skills:
New Zealand Post’s ActivePost partnerships are designed to build engaged and active communities. Find out more.