Anya Shrubsole and teammates visit Westquay Shopping Centre as part of 'Everyone In' Campaign
KP Snacks’ Pombears, Official Team Partner of The Hundred brought a successful free interactive cricket roadshow to Southampton this week.
Carla Rudd, Molly Strano and ex-England vice-captain Anya Shrubsole from Southern Brave attended the event, handing out tickets to families to watch Southern Brave in an upcoming match in The Hundred.
The roadshow featured batting, bowling, and catching skills sessions at a custom-built mobile experience that will travel to city centres featuring The Hundred games across the UK this summer. Next up on the tour is Cardiff before heading to Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham and Nottingham.
The roadshow is part of KP Snacks’ ‘Everyone In’ campaign and commits to getting people active through cricket over the course of the 5-year partnership with The Hundred. The campaign is in line with the England & Wales Cricket Board’s (ECB’s) commitment to offer more opportunities for everyone to play cricket.
The sessions offer a free opportunity for people to learn the basic skills involved in cricket, with representatives from KP Snacks and the ECB on the ground to help open up avenues to those wanting to take up the sport long-term.
Kevin McNair, Marketing Director at KP Snacks said: “It was a pleasure to see our team visit Southampton as part of the cricket roadshow this summer. Our ‘Everyone In’ campaign will continue to bring cricket to local communities around the UK that may not have ever had an opportunity to play the sport, whilst also building interest and a connection to their local team in The Hundred.”
Anya Shrubsole, Southern Brave captain said: “It has been amazing to be down here and have so many families getting involved in cricket, whether that is batting, bowling or fielding, and just looking like they’re having fun. It is a huge part of The Hundred to get more people involved and excited about cricket, so thank you to KP Snacks – it has been amazing to be here and help out.”
THE TOUR SCHEDULE:
Friday 5 & Saturday 6 August – Cardiff, St David’s Shopping Centre
09:30-20:00 (Friday) & 09:30-19:00 (Saturday)
Thursday 11 & Friday 12 August – Manchester, Market Street
10:00-18:00 (both days)
Wednesday 17 & Thursday 18 August – Leeds, Briggate
10:00- 18:00 (both days)
Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 August – Birmingham, The Bullring
09:00-20:00 (Saturday) & 11:00-17:00 (Sunday)
Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 August – Nottingham, Victoria Centre
08:00-19:00 (Saturday) & 11:00-17:00 (Sunday)