Thursday, April 18, 2024

Queensland Cricket: Young Leader of the Year | Finalists

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This award recognises a young person, under the age of 25 who positively impacts those around them through their off-field leadership in volunteering.

The first finalist for the Young Leader of the Year award is Luke Abdy from Wanderers Cricket Club, Townsville.

A widely respected member of the Wanderers Cricket Club, Luke has displayed an outstanding level of dedication and passion for grassroots cricket and the development of the next generation of junior cricketers.

A talented young player himself, at 17 years old, Luke has taken his talents away from the crease to join the coaching ranks. Starting in the U13’s, Luke has been an inspiration to many, wasting no time to receive his qualifications, completing his Community Coach level course to now coach the U11B team.

Luke prioritizes engaging drills and positive reinforcement for his players and actively seeks improvement, regularly seeking advice from fellow coaches. Luke’s commitment to skill development and mentorship makes him a deserving finalist for the Young Leader of the Year award.

The second finalist for the Young Leader of the Year award is Alex Wells.

Alex Wells is a dedicated advocate for inclusivity in sports and has displayed an unwavering dedication to leadership. Recognising the lack of inclusive options in Gold Coast clubs in 2021, she founded the all-abilities team at Alberton Ormeau Cricket Club.

Under her leadership, the team was raised to new levels, playing competitive Her willingness to dive headfirst into challenges is a trait that resonates highly with her peers. Despite being new to cricket, Alex joined the 6th grade team and was named captain of the women’s 3rd grade side at the Dolphins this year, showcasing her leadership skills.

Alex is an exemplary leader and mentor within the community and her continual support, mentorship and leadership within the inclusivity programs makes her an admirable finalist of the Young Leader of the Year award.

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