MILO MVP Program
I was recently asked to be a part of the MILO Valuable Players is a national search for kids aged 6 to 12 that display the values of fair play and good sportsmanship.
As a proud sporting nation, generations of Aussie kids have grown up having fun on the sport fields, but it’s also through sport kids learn values like teamwork, leadership, and the importance of self-belief and positivity. Together we can let kids know they are held in the highest regard.
MILO Valuable Players is proudly supported by Aussie sporting heroes, and MILO Ambassadors Holly Ferling and Shaun Johnson. Check out their personal stories in the MVP Blog to hear more about what they learnt from sport as a young kid, and still do today even as a professional. Hopefully their stories can inspire other young Aussies to try their hardest, be their best, and discover their own strengths.
This program is such a great initiative for parents to recognise and nominate their children for the above categories.
Although our children are too young to be nominated for the program, my husband, Jonathan and I try to instill the qualities of the program in our children daily. Simple things like teaching them to share their toys comes under the banner of teamwork and sportsmanship. Encouraging them to try new things is all a part of confidence and being happy for others achievements is great Positivity and sportsmanship.
Olivia our 6 year old daughter is super competitive and a natural leader so when it was time for her first sports carnival I wasn’t sure how she would react when she didn’t win her race. It was a proud moment for me when she could see she wasn’t going to win but kept running as fast as she could, Olivia was committed to finishing the race. She came straight up to me at the end of the race with a massive smile on her face and said “did you see how fast I was going mum?”. Olivia absolutely loved it, that is the most important thing when it comes to sport with our children, they need to enjoy and just have fun!
Parents it’s time to head over to the MILO MVP website and nominate your child.
6 Categories – Teamwork, Sportsmanship, Leadership, Commitment, Positivity, Confidence.