Story: Children and sport

Kiwi cricket at Hataitai School

Kiwi cricket at Hataitai School

Children play Kiwi cricket at Hataitai School in 1994. A change of sporting ethos in the 1980s away from winning and towards encouraging children's participation in sport led to the modification of some sports to better accommodate children's needs. Kiwi cricket is a children's version of cricket played with a smaller wicket, a brightly coloured ball, and different scoring and dismissal rules than adult cricket.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1994/2282
Photograph by John Nicholson

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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How to cite this page:

Ben Schrader, 'Children and sport - Identity and ethos', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 February 2024)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 5 Sep 2013