A day with Maasai Cricket Warriors.
Maasai Cricket Warriors are coming on a tour of Nottingham organised by Mojatu Foundation and we could not be happier! We decided to get on board as partners, and host a day with the Maasai Warriors. It will take place on Tuesday 21st of August, and will feature a range of activities for the public.
Who are Maasai Cricket Team Warriors?
A group of young Maasai Warriors from the Laikipia region of Kenya have dropped their spears for cricket bats. However, they do so much more. Through cricket they raise awareness about social injustices, HIV/AIDS, female genital mutilation (FGM) and early forced marriages, women’s issues, and wildlife conservation. They are role models in their community and ambassadors for both the Maasai and Kenya.
For this special day, we have arranged a selection of free activities for the public.
Walk the Talk is our series of themed walks exploring topical social issues while enjoying landscape and wildlife on the edge of Clifton. This time we are giving it a Maasai twist, as the whole team will join us on a gentle walk to picturesque Holme Pit near Clifton Village.
We’re meeting at our Communities Hub at 10:20. For more information and bookings go to our events page.
Cricket by the Castle 3:00 – 4:00 pm
We can’t let the Warriors leave Nottingham before seeing our famous Robin Hood Statue, so we arranged an hour long cricket session right at the bottom of the Nottingham Castle. There, you will have an opportunity either to observe or play. Don’t worry if you have never played cricket, they will show you the ropes!
No booking necessary, just show up.
After a full day of physical activity, it would be great to have sit down and enjoy a film. We will conclude our day with a screening of Warriors. This documentary follows Maasai Cricket Warriors on their journey to England, a birthplace of cricket, to compete in the 2013 Last Man Stands world championship. The film is also a powerful portrait of their passion and commitment to ending FGM and other social issues faced by their community.
Film will be followed by the panel discussion with the Maasai Cricket Warriors and local experts?
Film screening starts at 6 pm. For more information and bookings go to the event’s page.
It is going to be a busy and fun day, full of public events. We want give the Warriors a very warm welcome and to make sure they get to know the people of Nottingham. We’ve got a range of activities, so everyone should find something for themselves. If you find yourself unable to attend any of our events then do not worry, as there are plenty more to choose from. Maasai Cricket Warriors Tour of Nottingham features many more events from 17th to 31st August. Go to maasaicricket.com/tour-schedule to find out more about upcoming events.