Fit4future - primary school introduction

Wednesday 15th July 2020

Three Zurich Crickets members introduce over one hundered primary school children to cricket on Wednesday  15th July 2020.

Fit4future, the largest health initiative in Switzerland, run holiday sport camp weeks during the summer for roughly 1'000 young children around the country. Fit4future motivates children to take more exercise in a playful way, sensitizes them to a balanced diet and also promotes their mental health. The programme is closely monitored by experts and makes a sustainable contribution to reducing health costs throughout Switzerland.

Since 2013, "fit4future" has been offering poly-sports camps in cooperation with numerous sports associations, clubs and sports authorities, including Zurich Crickets CC in 2020. During these varied holiday weeks, children of primary school age try out different sports in a playful way and perhaps discover a new hobby.

From 13th to 17th July, Hardau Sports Hall in Zurich hosted 110 children who tried their hands at sports such as tennis, basketball, street racket, football, athletics, wrestling, doughnut hockey, baseball, floor-ball, rugby, and of course cricket.

In six 45-minute sessions Dayn, Nic and Patrick introduced children between the ages of 6-11 to the basics of cricket: catching, throwing, running between the wickets and batting were tried out in fun and competitive games, while they all finished up by playing mini-matches in small teams. It was a rewarding day working with enthusiastic, energy-laden and sometimes very noisy participants and one that demanded unflagging concentration, flexibility and motivational skills, in particular with the 6/7-year-olds after the 3pm stage! A number of children are keen to join the club.