Sydney Thunder has donated cricket clothing to local villages in India.
Frankie Nicklin, 13, resides in Sydney and was casted to join the set, in India, for an upcoming sports drama film. Nicklin, herself a keen cricketer, approached Sydney Thunder about the possibility of providing cricket gear and uniform to those in need in India.
During a short break from filming, Nicklin and her fellow actors had the opportunity to visit a local village in India.
“Sydney Thunder had kindly given me lots of shirts, caps and cricket bats to take with me. We were lucky enough for our Assistant Director to organize us to visit a slum and hand out the cricket gear to the kids”, Nicklin said.
“They were so happy. We gave the bats to the local girls and we explained that we are promoting female cricket”.
The number of girls and women playing cricket continues to grow and Nicklin was excited to see the interest from all age groups.
“The women’s game is really gaining momentum now and there are more and more opportunities for girls to play and develop in cricket”, Nicklin said.
“On the movie set, it was clear that everyone involved loves women’s cricket and whenever there was a pause in filming anyone and everyone was throwing a ball around or having a hit”.
The cricket gear and uniform was donated to the Thunder Foundation by cricket clubs and individuals across the Thunder Nation.
The Thunder Foundation is the charitable arm of Sydney Thunder and exists to a make real, sustainable difference to the community. This year cricket clothing and equiptment has been donated to groups in Uganda, Nepal, Kenya, the Caribbean, Fiji, Canada, Germany Donations to can be made to the Thunder Foundation here.
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