TakeMe2NewZealand launches new cricket product

TakeMe2NewZealand has teamed up with former Black Caps player Jacob Oram and New Zealand Community Trust Cricket Centre, to create a unique sports tourism product targeting visiting school groups and corporate groups from cricket-playing nations.

Jacob Oram. Photo: TakeMe2NewZealand
The sporting product will have a 4 hour coaching session with Jacob Oram at NZCT Cricket Centre followed by an opportunity for visitors to mix informally with the cricketer. TakeMe2NewZealand will also organise a cricket match for the groups with a local team.
The Palmerston North-based New Zealand Community Cricket Centre’s grass indoor training facility is a world-first. Oram, who manages the Centre says, “Having a training facility that mirrors the real playing environment protected from nature’s elements, helps players to hone their skills year-round. Having real grass rather than artificial turf puts less stress on bowlers’ legs”.
Product Details:
The following product is targeted at school and corporate groups, and divisional cricket teams:
School groups
Itinerary highlights include:
  • 2 or 3 nights in Palmerston North
  • School or university visit
  • Marae visit and/or overnight stay
  • Team building challenge
  • Coaching session with Jacob Oram
  • Organised cricket match with a local team (based on availability and time of the year) 
Corporate Incentive Groups
Itinerary highlights include:
  • 2 or 3 nights in Palmerston North/Manawatu)
  • Visiting glow worm caves and geo-thermal activities
  • Farm visits and overnight farm stays
  • Adventure activities such as bungy jumping, jetboat trips, skydiving, white water rafting
  • Cricket – half day play and coaching session with Jacob Oram
Corporate Conference Groups
Itinerary highlights include:
  • Team building activities
  • Cricket – half day play and coaching session with Jacob Oram

TakeMe2NewZealand is a niche tourism company specialising in experiential tourism. In line with its philosophy of “Real experiences; not staged events”, this product creates opportunities for international travellers to rub shoulders with locals, gaining a deeper understanding of the New Zealand culture. The company has offices in Palmerston North, New Zealand and Chennai, India.

For more information contact Nats Subramanian or Aura Ram.