A Sport for All
“Volunteers are the lifeblood of our wonderful sport” - James Sutherland, Cricket Australia CEO
Australia is filled with unsung community cricket heroes. Volunteers, administrators, umpires, players and coaches, all making selfless contributions to our great game.
The A Sport For All Community Cricket Awards, proudly presented by the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, acknowledge these tireless efforts.
A celebration of the people, organisations and community groups that make cricket strong and for everyone, no matter their gender, background or ability.
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The 2016-17 Awards
Hundreds of nominations. 24 finalists. 12 winners. One huge season of cricket.
Among the finalists, a volunteer who opened her club’s doors to a huge increase of girls cricketers,, a refugee from Bhutan empowering young refugees, and a coach working with players with learning difficulties.
Just some of the amazing contributions of cricket’s thousands of community heroes.
Each story memorable. Each deserving of recognition.
An Award Ceremony on the Stage of the MCG
On April 2017, hundreds of attendees filled the Olympic Room at the MCG, the home of cricket, for the inaugural A Sport For All Community Cricket Awards to celebrate our unsung community heroes.
The 24 finalists in the 12 award categories arrived at the MCG from across Australia, joined by Australian cricketers Nathan Lyon, Fawad Ahmed and Gavan Hicks (Australian Disability Team captain).
The difficult task for the judges: selecting winners from an amazing pool of deserving community heroes.
A group of 12 people, organisations and community groups that are making lasting contributions to diversity and inclusion were ultimately announced as winners.
2016-17 Award Winners
- Volunteer of the Year - Margie Oldfield (Wembley Districts Junior Cricket Club, WA)
- Cricket Association of the Year - Hurricanes Primary League (TAS)
- Community Cricket Club of the Year - Camden Cricket Club (NSW)
- Premier Cricket Club of the Year - Bankstown District Cricket Club (NSW)
- Community Cricket Initiative of the Year - All Nations Social Cricket (VIC)
- Junior Cricket Program of the Year - Wonga Park Cricket Club (VIC)
- Partner Organisation of the Year - The Lord's Taverners Australia
- Community Facility Project of the Year - Caloundra Cricket Club (QLD)
- Ambassador of the Year - Ram Khanal (Albury Bhutanese Cricket Association, NSW)
- Junior Cricket Champion of the Year - Deanne Hutt (Wakehurst Redbacks Cricket Club, NSW)
- Community Umpire of the Year - Geoff Jackson (Kookaburra Southern Cricket Association, TAS)
- Community Coach of the Year - Hussain Hanif (Yarraville Club Cricket Club, VIC)
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