Shane Warne launches kids cricket program with Sport Star Academy

By Sarah Stowe | 09 Mar 2021 View comments

Shane Warne, Aussie cricket legend and commentator, is ready to pass on his sporting insights and knowledge to the next generation of wannabe cricketers with the launch of a kids program, Cricket Star Academy.

The cricketing great has joined forces with national children’s sport program provider Sport Star Academy (SSA) to develop a grassroots cricket program.

The new tie-up creates a new and exciting opportunity for young children to learn and improve their cricket skills.

Shane Warne says “I am excited to be part of the next generation of cricketers. Through my new program, Cricket Star Academy we will develop and nurture young players to be the best they can be. Professional coaching, all year round and most importantly fun!”

SSA founder and CEO, Peter Nikolakopoulos, says “We want to teach kids the skills of cricket with professional coaches. Cricket is such a fun sport and teaches young children so many skills. Cricket Star Academy will offer that in a structured learning environment in line with the school calendar.”

Cricket is ranked second behind soccer in a list of the world’s most popular sports and has seen participation increase year on year; that includes female participation, junior club cricket and non-club cricket competitions.

Shane Warne’s Cricket Star Academy is on the lookout for passionate business partners and coaches to launch and grow Cricket Star Academy nationally.

Sport Star Academy is a multi-award winning business delivering professional sport programs for children aged between five and 16 years old nationally. The franchised business teaches a variety of sports include football, tennis, footy and basketball.

Last year former Socceroo Archie Thompson joined the Football Star Academy as a franchisee and ambassador.