Vanuatu Cricket development officers in Santo have officially kicked off school development programs on Monday the 12th of February with a school visit to Rowhani School.
A total of 18 year five students comprising of ten boys and eight girls were the eager participants of this first school visit.
The school visit covered cricket basics and also consisted of fun games and activities such as rapid fire and hot potato.
With big plans for cricket in Santo this year, Vanuatu Cricket development officers, Vari Lele and Brisit Malisa, both said that they understand the importance of the development programs and will work harder on cricket development in schools to prepare them for upcoming competitions in Santo.
“Development is a vital aspect of cricket in Vanuatu and it is a priority for us here at Sanma cricket,” said Malisa.
“We would like to see more children participating in cricket this year and more schools, youths and adults competing in our club competitions.”
Sanma Cricket will kick off their club competitions on the 10th of March with the Men’s T20 Cup, followed by the Independence Cup for both men and women in July, the U17 Club Championship in August and the final T20 Club Championship in September.
Sanma Cricket will also run school cricket competitions such as the Deco Stop U15 and the U10 school competitions.
Vanuatu Cricket is inviting interested youths, adults and children who are interested to try or play cricket to visit the Sanma Cricket office at the Sanma Provincial Government Council headquarter to talk to the staff or call 36485 for more information.
These programs are funded and supported by the Australian Government through the Pacific Sports Partnership program.