Woolworth's Cricket Blast - Junior Blaster & Master Blaster at Hawthorn CC

“Learning the skills of Cricket whilst having fun”


The Woolworth's Cricket Blast programs aims to develop skills and an enthusiasm for the game for 5-10-year-old's. It has been running for over 20 years and is a brilliant program for young boys and girls that introduces fundamental cricket skills.


For information contact:

Thomas Barel (Junior Section Manager) on 0455 500 914 or

Angus McIlroy (Junior Section Co-ordinator) on 0447 310 109 OR



Hawthorn Milo Kids in (2010/11)
and at the MCG back in 2005.



Woolworths Cricket Blast - aims and gifts for the kids

The program is a fun introduction to the game for young boys and girls.
It provides children with an enjoyable and safe learning environment where they can build their confidence, develop new skills and play games.

At Hawthorn we want to teach the children most importantly to have fun and LOVE THE GAME!
We provide a wide range of activities and games for the children to play, given our number of hands on senior cricketers, ensuring children don’t get bored or have to sit on the sidelines.


Hawthorn Milo Kids participate at the 2005 Boxing Day Test

Photos courtesy of Russell McIlroy

The Hawthorn Milo Group was privileged to be part of the MCG Boxing Day Test as part of the on field entertainment on Day 4. The following children took part in a double wicket exhibition on the "hallowed" turf of the newly completed stadium:

Ben Logan, Michael Phyland, Andrew Cook, Tyson Alcock, Nelson Wade, Troy Sutton, Hugo Marmara, Jonno Kelly, Alistair Graham, Alex Westcott, Sam Woolley, Tom Scherf & Will McIlroy.

We all had fun and showed how much our skills have improved in recent weeks. Thanks to the many parents, grandparents and friends that came along to support our "cricketers of the future". Also thanks to Gary Brown @ Staff from Cricket Victoria who did a magnificent job in organising the event.