Former Victorian batter Tammy Foster attended the St Mary's Cricket Club Multicultural Community Day as a part of the ACA's Past Player Game and Personal Development Program.
Tammy helped facilitate a MILO in2CRICKET clinic with around 100 kids, before taking some lucky participants for a very special one-on-one bowling machine session.
The day was a great success for the club, who managed to triple their junior registrations on last season. It was also supported by Cricket Australia.
There was a wide range of cultural backgrounds represented amongst the kids in attendance.
"It was important because kids from the age of four through to 15 from different demographics got involved, which I thought was fantastic from a community perspective," Tammy said.
A large young female contingent took part, no doubt inspired by the sight of the Women's World Cup trophy which accompanied the event.
"There were probably 12-15 girls there. It was great because they wanted to know more about cricket and how to get involved in it.
“In that type of environment in the past I haven't seen a lot of girls come through, so it was very rewarding. One girl mentioned that she wanted to be like Meg Lanning, which was fantastic!"
Foster encouraged fellow ACA members to get involved after her experience at the event.
"From my perspective it was extremely rewarding because you can pass on some experience that you've had, and see their smiles comeup when you talk about Australian cricket," Tammy explained.
To find out more about the ACA's Past Player Game and Personal Development Program, click here.