The Qantas Australian Men's Test Squad took time out from their training and preparation for the tour to Bangladesh, to meet with local children and nurture their love of the game. 

NT Cricket facilitated various opportunities for the players to meet with the kids including visits to schools, attendance at suburban Junior Cricket matches as well as a 'Meet your Heroes' afternoon at Marrara Cricket Ground.

It was wonderful to see the excitement generated by having the Australian players mix with the children who enjoyed meeting their cricket heroes in person.  It was a great reminder that cricket is truly a sport for all and everyone involved enjoyed the atmosphere and experience.  The players were generous with their time and encouragement of the young people as they took part in the week's activities. 

NT Cricket would like to sincerely thank the Club volunteers, parents, schools and players for driving cricket participation in the Territory and for their passion in helping make the Australian Men's Test Squad visit an overwhelming success.