Melbourne – Sunam Gautam, a Nepalese cricketer now in Australia is all set to launch his dream project, an initiative to provide basics of cricket to kids of Nepalese community in Australia.
“Himalayan Kids Program” is designed for boys and girls from 3 to 15 years old. Most probably, it’s happening for the first time for Nepalese kids in Australia. The eight-weeks community based cricket program that emphasis on cricket skill development is starting from 7th August 2016.
By taking part in Kids program, children will learn the basics of cricket and develop lots of other skills.
Each week children will play game based activities that will keep them active, have fun and learn about cricket. The program helps kids to develop their ability to win, fitness, makes them energetic and most importantly it creates happiness.
“Actually, this idea came up to my mind when I saw Aussie kids having such program every year and it striked my mind, that’s why Australia are World champion. They start to play cricket from the very early age. In Every training session parents bring their kids for such program and slowly and steadily they pick up their game and play for school, club, state and for their baggie green”, Sunam Gautam shared his thought to cricnepal.com.
“If Aussie can do it why not Nepalese ? We may struggle in the beginning but we can definitely create an opportunity for Nepalese kids. Like Usman Khawaja, Gurinder Sandhu & Fawad Ahmed, we can create a player for Australia”, he further added.
“I have got very good response from the community and the initial plan is for 30 kids”, Gautam said.
Currently, the program will be coached by Hussain Hanif. Hanif was coach of the year 2015 in Victoria.
The program is supported by Nepalese Association of Victoria (NAV), WS Sportz & Kandel Consultancy.