Melbourne – Sunam Gautam, a Nepalese cricketer now in Australia is all set to launch his dream project, an initiative to provide the basics of cricket to kids of the Nepalese community residing 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-week community-based cricket program that emphasis on cricket skill development is starting on 7th August 2016.
By taking part in the 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, the idea came up when I saw Aussie kids having such a program every year and it struck my mind, that’s why Australia is the World champion. They start to play cricket from a very early age. In Every training session parents bring their kids to 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 the Nepalese Association of Victoria (NAV), WS Sportz & Kandel Consultancy.