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It is with great pleasure that Ellerslie Cricket Club, in conjunction with the Auckland Cricket Association, Sport Auckland, ParaFed and our commercial partner CKL Surveyors, announce the arrival of the ECC CricStars adapted cricket program for children of all ages who live with a disability.

Based on the New Zealand Cricket junior skills program, which is successfully delivered at Ellerslie Cricket Club, the CricStars program focusses on enhancing gross and fine motor skills through participating in cricket-based activities in a fun and family-friendly setting at our home at Michaels Avenue Reserve. The 60 minute modules will be delivered on six consecutive Sundays, starting on 13 February 2022 at 10:00am. The program is open to 5-18 year olds of all abilities who live in greater Auckland. We’re pleased to inform you that, due to the generous funding of Sport Auckland and CKL Surveyors, we will be able to offer ECC CricStars to our participants free of charge.

Not only will the participants be able to get involved in fun cricket-based activities, they will also become full members of the Ellerslie Cricket Club, meaning they (and their families) will be able to enjoy being part of a community sports club and all the camaraderie and social aspects that go along with it.

Dean Bartlett, General Manager – Community at Auckland Cricket, said “Our vision is to be a game for all, and a game for life. For us to achieve this we need to engage all communities within Tamaki Makaurau. Through the CricStars programme we will be engaging with a new community and offering kids an opportunity to participate in sport that may not have had otherwise. We thank Ellerslie CC who have in collaboration with Parafed lead this initiative and we look forward to supporting them delivering a great experience in Term 1. We are hopeful that with the success of this programme it can be rolled out at more locations, enabling more kids to get involved!”

To register, click on the Register for Club tab. Once you have registered the club will be in touch to discuss the specific needs of your child, as well as any goals that you would like us to aim for across the program. We would appreciate receiving your registrations as soon as possible to ensure we are well-equipped for your childs participation in the CricStars program.

If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact the undersigned. We look forward to your family being a part of our club!

Hollie Leona – Club Manager
021 873 150 |

Rob Harman – Chairperson
021 939 606 |

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