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CRICKETING greats Shane Warne and Sachin Tendulkar will captain opposing teams in a three-match Twenty20 tour of the USA next month.

DESPITE being told to keep his Aussie accent for off-field endeavours, Jarryd Hayne has lost it on it — confusing teammates.

THE Aidan O’Brien pair Order Of St George and Ol’ Man River are out of the Melbourne Spring Carnival although the Irish trainer will still be well represented.

RETIRED Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke will take on one of the biggest challenges of his career since leaving the pitch when he jumps aboard the 100-foot supermaxi Loyal for the 71st Sydney to Hobart.

IT was an odd mixture of disappointment and relief for Michael Hooper after he was issued a one-match suspension by World Rugby for foul play last night.

September school holiday program

Sep 23 - Oct 4, 2013

Football action in the National Sports MuseumKickstart your holidays at the mighty MCG!
(Weekdays only: September 23–27, September 30-October 4)
(Please note: Children must be supervised/accompanied by an adult.)


As we enter the most exciting part of the football season, the National Sports Museum offers kids the chance to celebrate all things football, as well as share in the greatest moments in Australia’s sporting history and participate in a range of interactive activities.

Green and Gold Explorer Challenge
This September visitors will have the opportunity to take in our latest exhibition, More Than Green and Gold: Australia’s Sporting Colours, which captures the historical journey of green and gold as our national colours through a rare collection of artefacts.

The Green and Gold Explorer Challenge invites visitors to follow a trail through the exhibition and Yarra Park, offering clues to solve the challenge along the way.

The Coaches Courtyard
The Coaches Courtyard will be up and running again this school holiday period. 

Kids will have the opportunity to participate in a range of activities here, including showing support for their football team by colouring a guernsey or designing their own pin badge with their team’s colours.

Game On!
The interactive Game On area offers a range of sporting activities, including AFL, soccer, cricket, cycling, netball and archery.

Visitors to the museum can test their own goal kicking skills against their favourite AFL players, run out Adam Gilchrist on a virtual cricket pitch, put their hand eye coordination to the test and kick, throw, shoot, ride, race and run to their heart's content.

Other highlights
For those who want to rest their feet, NSM Cinema Sport offers non-stop sporting action screening films created especially for the National Sports Museum, or families can recharge their batteries with a bite to eat or a cup of coffee at the Paddock Cafe.


Australian Tourism Accreditation Program
Museum Accreditation Program