Shapps presents Kwik Cricket set to local school
Last Friday, local MP, Grant Shapps, presented a Kwik Cricket set on behalf of Asda Hatfield to Oak View Primary & Nursery School.
This will allow the school to take part in the Asda Kwik Cricket Competition, which the superstore runs in partnership with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). Last year over 12,000 primary schools across the country took part in the competition, making it the largest national sports competition for children under eleven years of age.
Kwik Cricket is designed to give both boys and girls an introduction to the sport and can be played indoors or outdoors, meaning schools do not need specialised facilities in order to take part. It is being played in schools and at a series of local events through June and July, before ending with the national finals.
After handing over the cricket set and wishing Oak View school luck in the competition, Grant said, “I’m thrilled that Asda is getting involved in schemes such as this and giving something back to the local community. It is a great opportunity for kids to get involved in sport and a good way of encouraging a healthy and active lifestyle.”