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Cricket NSW: Cricket Australia celebrates Volunteers, NSW wins Club of the Year among other awards

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NSW volunteers, clubs and associations brought home four awards, including Community Cricket Club of the Year, as Cricket Australia announced its National Community Cricket Award winners this week.

 The awards celebrate the amazing contribution and tireless work of the volunteers at the heart of grassroots cricket.

NSW are the winners of: 

  • Toyota Community Cricket Club of the Year: Northern Districts (Butchers) Cricket Club   
  • Community Match Official of the Year: Phillip Turtle, Hawkesbury District Cricket Umpires Association  
  • Cricket Blast Coordinator of the Year: Ash Hockin, East Albury Cricket Club   
  • Indoor Facility of the Year: Mark Taylor Oval Indoor Cricket Centre  

In addition to that, two NSW entries received high commendations in these categories:  

  • Junior Initiative of the Year: Manly Warringah Junior Cricket Association
  • Women and Girls Initiative of the Year: Hornsby Ku-ring-gai & Hills District Cricket Association 

Coinciding with National Volunteer Week, the annual Community Cricket awards include 15 categories, recognising individuals, clubs, and associations that have exhibited excellence in their roles and made a positive impact in the communities they serve. 

The National Community Cricket Awards winners and nominations included many outstanding initiatives in vital areas such as volunteering, club administration, officiating, participation, diversity and inclusion, and program development. The nominations that were sent from Cricket NSW are this year’s Cricket NSW Community Cricket Awards winners, the full list can be found here.  

Cricket NSW congratulates all winners and nominees for their significant contribution to Australian Cricket and the people of their local communities.   

National Community Award Winners:    

  • Celebrating Cricket in Schools – Southern Cross Catholic College, Townsville, QLD   
  • Community Cricket Association of the Year– Indian Australian Multicultural Sports Association, ACT   
  • Toyota Community Cricket Club of the Year – Northern Districts (Butchers) Cricket Club, NSW   
  • Community Cricket Coach of the Year – David Turnbull, Jandakot Lakes Junior Cricket Club, WA   
  • Community Cricket Partnership of the Year – Harrup Park and Mackay Cricket Association, QLD   
  • Community Facility Project of the Year – Maroondah City Council – Maroondah Edge Centre (Jubilee Park)  
  • Community Match Official of the Year – Phillip Turtle, Hawkesbury District Cricket Umpires Association, NSW  
  • Cricket Blast Coordinator of the Year – Ash Hockin, East Albury Cricket Club, NSW   
  • Inclusion & Diversity Initiative of the Year – Sanjay Sharma, Indian Australian Multicultural Sports Association, ACT   
  • Indoor Facility of the Year – Mark Taylor Oval Indoor Cricket Centre, NSW  
  • Junior Initiative of the Year – Payneham Cricket Club, SA  
  • Technology & Media Initiative of the Year – Coromandel Valley Ramblers Cricket Club, SA   
  • NRMA Insurance Volunteer of the Year – Kirsten Piccinini, Wembley Districts Junior Cricket Club & Central Junior Cricket Association, WA   
  • HCL Tech Women and Girls Initiative of the Year – White Knights Baldivis Cricket Club, WA   
  • HCL Tech Young Leader of the Year – Josh Niederer, Reynella Cricket Club, SA 

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