Young, up-and-coming cricketers met a cricket legend this week.
Steve Waugh AO visited Highlands children at Bradman Centre and Bradman Museum for Steve Waugh Cricket Clinic on Monday.
Waugh met and greeted the kids, and spoke to them about what it takes to be a fine cricketer and captain of Australia.
During his speech he spoke about the need for character and the spirit of cricket. Waugh was also moved to be able to hold Don Bradman’s first bat, which Don first honed his skills as a young batsman on then Glebe Oval (later to be renamed Bradman Oval in 1947 in his honour), and which the museum holds in its collection.
"Every element of the coaching journey is both a learning experience and an opportunity for building character,” Waugh said.
Steve Waugh, AO, is Australia’s most-capped Test cricketer, with 168 Test appearances, and one of Australia’s most successful captains. A right-handed batsman, he was also a medium-pace bowler.
Every element of the coaching journey is both a learning experience and an opportunity for building character.Steve Waugh AO
Born in New South Wales, with whom he began his first class cricket career in 1984, he captained the Australian Test cricket team from 1999 to 2004 and is one of the leading batsmen of all time.
He is one of only 11 players to have scored over 10,000 Test runs, led Australia to 15 of their record 16 consecutive Test wins, and to victory in the 1999 Cricket World Cup. He was known as an attacking and ruthlessly efficient captain.
Following his retirement from cricket, Steve established the Steve Waugh Foundation. The foundation is aimed at children who have a disease, an illness or an affliction that does not meet the set criteria of other charitable organisations.
The Bradman Foundation has announced an ongoing partnership with Steve Waugh Cricket to provide cricket coaching clinics for young Australian cricketers at Bradman Oval.