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Holiday Program

National Sports Museum entrance at Gate 3, Melbourne Cricket Ground.Celebrate all things footy these school holidays!
June 28–July 13, 2014

With the FIFA World Cup in full swing and the AFL/NRL seasons entering their most exciting phase, the National Sports Museum is inviting kids to celebrate football these winter school holidays.

There will also be an opportunity to check out our latest exhibition, Gold for Australia! Stories of our sporting medals, and participate in a range of interactive activities. 

Sports Clinics
Representatives from a number of sports will visit the NSM to share their sporting tips, including AFL Victoria who is on board to help kids to fast track their footy development with a special clinic!

Times: 11am to 3pm (July 10 and 11).

Challenge a Champ in Game On!
Kids can test their goal-kicking skills against AFL players, run out the batsman 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 in Game On!

July 8 (2pm-4pm) - Melbourne FC players Jayden Hunt and James Harmes
July 9 (12pm-2pm) - Melbourne United basketball player Owen Odigie
July 9 (2pm-4pm) - Melbourne FC players Aidan Riley and Alex Georgiou

Check our Twitter and Facebook page for updates on special guest appearances. 

Gold for Australia! Stories of our sporting medals
As our athletes prepare for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, kids will be to share in the excitement when they check out our Gold for Australia! exhibition.

Kids will be able to make their own medals and dress up like their Olympic heroes!

The Coaches Courtyard
At the Coaches Courtyard kids will be able to participate in “make and take” activities, including creating their own “funky foam” AFL and soccer inspired jewellery.

Face painting
Face painting will occur in the Gate 3 foyer on July 4 (1pm-3pm) and July 8 (1pm-3pm).

Bank of Melbourne trail
The trail will be held daily from July 7-11.

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

Visitors can also top their day off with a tour around the mighty MCG.

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