Bears fast bowler George Panayi helped the 2018 All Stars Cricket programme get off to a spectacular launch at Wellesbourne Cricket Club.
This year will see some 2,000 boys and girls, aged between five and eight years old, enjoy a first experience of cricket in Birmingham and Warwickshire through All Stars, with sessions to run at more than 70 cricket clubs in the region.
Wellesbourne, which has 100 All Stars signed up, launched its programme last Friday with George and the All Stars mascot Twinkle making a special visit to the club with Warwickshire Cricket Board. It also runs a BBQ and opens the bar for each session to enable all members of the family to spectate.
Simon Ariss, All Stars leader at Wellesbourne CC, said “We’ve worked really hard over the winter to ensure we had a team of 10 activators, mainly dads of children ready, for the start of the summer.
“This in turn ensures that the children have a great time when they come along and want to come back.”
Wellesbourne Chairman Phil Rothwell said “We have tried to fully embrace the opportunity to get new families into the game and coming to the club, whilst also increasing our volunteer base.
“Whilst the children play, mum and dad can have a drink at the bar, with the extra revenues being a great boost to the club.”
All Stars Day 2018
We are proud to dedicate our first home match day to all 2018 All Stars players!
All Stars participants simply have to wear their t-shirt & get all of the following:
- Exclusive match day seating for All Stars Families
- Invited onto the pitch during half time for a lap of honour
- Dedicated meeting point for All Stars Families
- Twinkle and dedicated stadium volunteers
- Discount for All Stars Parents