The history of Cricket tots
Although Cricket tots was only launched in early 2016, the idea for the classes came about many years beforehand. Steve Fitzgerald is an Aussie cricket player who wanted to share his love of cricket with his son. He couldn’t find any classes for him, so he taught him himself!
The best person to share the story is Steve himself so we’ll turn this over to him…
“Cricket tots started in 2016. It came into being because we are an active family who love to do things together – and cricket plays a large part of it. Being Australian, it was one of the first things I wanted to teach our son. Everything has grown from there. I’m a huge believer in starting children early because it means that they learn so much more than the technical aspects – they also get to learn about teamwork.
I saw how our son could pick up just about anything – when people say that children are like sponges, I really do know what they mean. He was incredible!
I get as much pride from our classes today as I did teaching William. In particular, I’m particularly proud that a huge percentage of our cricketers are girls. Cricket is definitely not just for boys and the fact that we have a female coach really brings this to life.
If you’re reading this and not already taking part in our classes, please get in touch with us – find out about our trials and join in with one soon. I hope you’ll come to grow and love being part of the Cricket tots family as much as we love teaching you all. We really do bounce out of bed each morning, looking forward to the things we will learn from the children as much as they learn from us!”