Photo Credit: Sydney Sixers
Sydney Sixers is proud to announce it has extended its partnership with the Reclaim the Game initiative for another two years to help continue educating the public that gambling is NOT a part of sport.
Cricket NSW CEO Lee Germon said the Sydney Sixers were determined to build on the inroads it had made over the first two years of the partnership to help reduce the stress and harm sports gambling can cause individuals, families, and society.
Under the terms of the agreement the Sydney Sixers will continue to reject sports betting sponsorship for at least another two seasons.
“Since joining forces with the Office of Responsible Gambling, the Sydney Sixers has made a meaningful contribution towards changing the community’s attitudes towards betting on sport,” said Mr Germon.
“The Sixers are proud to be able to continue to play an active part in educating children that gambling is not a part of sport, and that gambling on sport is a bad bet.
“The Sydney Sixers will continue to do all it can to counter the constant sports betting advertising and the adverse effect it has on young people – young men, in particular – and their families.”
Alison Parkinson, the A/Director of the NSW Office of Responsible Gambling, said she was pleased the Sydney Sixers remained committed to providing its fans and their community with a match day experience free of sports betting advertising.
“Cricket NSW, including the Sydney Sixers, Sydney Thunder, NSW Blues and NSW Breakers, were our first Reclaim the Game partner,” said Ms Parkinson.
“Cricket NSW has shown they are true to the values of the program, and we are so pleased to continue working with them to reclaim the game.
“Sports betting advertising has been shown to impact young people, so by removing it from matches, our partnership helps make cricket a game that the whole family can enjoy watching.”
If you or someone you care about needs support or advice, please call GambleAware on 1800 858 858 for free and confidential help and support 24/7.
This announcement comes in the leadup to GambleAware Week, an annual initiative for the NSW community to raise awareness about the risks of gambling and gambling harm. GambleAware Week will take place from Monday 17 October – Sunday 23 October 2022.
For more information visit: https://www.gambleaware.nsw.gov.au/resources-and-education/awareness-campaigns/gambleaware-week-2022.
Sydney Sixers WBBL|08 Squad
Head Coach: Charlotte Edwards
Contracted Players: Ellyse Perry (C), Jade Allen, Suzie Bates, Nicole Bolton, Maitlan Brown, Erin Burns, Stella Campbell, Lauren Cheatle, Sophie Ecclestone, Ash Gardner, Ange Genford, Alyssa Healy, Kate Peterson
Sydney Sixers WBBL|08 Home Fixtures
Sydney Sixers BBL|12 Squad
Head Coach: Greg Shipperd
Contracted Players: Moises Henriques (C), Sean Abbott, Jackson Bird, Dan Christian, Ben Dwarshuis, Daniel Hughes, Chris Jordan, Hayden Kerr, Nathan Lyon, Izharulhaq Naveed, Stephen O’Keefe, Kurtis Patterson, Josh Philippe, Jordan Silk, James Vince
Sydney Sixers BBL|12 Home Fixtures