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A DEEPLY emotional Michael Clarke broke down as he delivered a touching but agonising tribute to his friend and former teammate Phillip Hughes.

CRICKET Australia has promised a review into player safety in light of the Hughes’ tragedy, with particular emphasis on helmet regulations.

AS tough as the first steps will be, I hope Sean Abbott’s NSW teammates can coax him back into the practice nets at some stage, writes Allan Border.

CRICKET Australia have handled the awful task that befell them after Phillip Hughes’ tragic accident with exemplary calm and dignity.

HE is the patriarch of cricket in Australia. Now Richie Benaud has lent his evocative narration to Channel 9’s powerful tribute to Phillip Hughes.

Holiday Program

Footy fever hits the mighty MCG these school holidays!

Saturday September 20 – Sunday October 5

As we enter the most exciting part of the footy season, the National Sports Museum offers kids the chance to embrace footy fever, as well as share in the greatest moments in Australia’s sporting history and participate in interactive activities.

MCG Open Day

On Sunday September 28, the day after the 2014 AFL Grand Final, the MCG will be open for everyone to enjoy.

MCG Open Day is a free event allowing families to gain rare access to the hallowed turf for kick-to-kick and visit the National Sports Museum at a discounted rate.

Register your interest in attending to be in the running for some cool MCG prizes!

A day in the life of a footballer
September 24, 25, October 1, 3 (11.00am-3.00pm)

Kids will be able to imagine what it’s like to be a professional footballer when they take part in our new AFL Victoria program.

Representatives from other sports, including Melbourne United basketball players, will visit the NSM to share their sporting tips! 

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!

October 3 (12.30pm-1.30pm) - Melbourne United basketball players Dave Barlow and Daryl Corletto.

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

Bank of Melbourne trail
September 22-26 (10.00am-4.00pm)

Satrting with activities at the museum foyer entrance, explore the museum and win prizes!

Face painting
September 26 (1.00pm-3.00pm)
October 2 (1.00pm-3.00pm)

Step up for face painting and become a mighty hawk, a roaring tiger or a super cat! Many designs to choose from and fun for all ages.

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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