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Literacy and leadership at the forefront for Sydney Thunder

15 June 2018

Nicola Carey

WBBL stars visit local primary schools

Sydney Thunder has been promoting the positive message of literacy and leadership at schools across the Thunder Nation.

Nicola Carey and Naomi Stalenberg visited local primary schools to promote the importance of reading and literacy. The students, who had participated in the Mascot Challenge were treated to a session of reading from the WBBL stars.

“Reading books is important for children as it helps develop their ability to understand words and sounds. It prepares them for other aspects of life and they can do this through reading," Stalenberg said.

“They can develop an interest for particular subjects by reading different types of books, leading them in a direction they are passionate about."

The delivery of literacy and leadership is part of Sydney Thunder’s pledge to make a difference outside of the cricket field.

“Sydney Thunder is committed to helping make real change in the community," said Lee Germon, General Manager of Sydney Thunder.

“As a club, we place significant importance on education for girls and boys of all ages. With our players, our brand and our ambassadors in the community, we can ensure that literacy and leadership are at the forefront for all school students."

Sydney Thunder's other schools project the Thunder Leadership Program continues to be delivered to secondary schools across the Thunder Nation, with five new schools participating in the program throughout Term 2. Combining practical cricket sessions and theory workshops, the Thunder Leadership Program runs across four sessions, with a focus on developing self-confidence, growing leadership skills and instilling a sense of community and belonging. Last season saw 20 schools, across western Sydney and regional NSW, participate in the Thunder Leadership Program.

For more information about Thunder in the Community initiatives contact Sydney Thunder.