Australian cricket’s community heroes for season 2018/19 have been honoured at Cricket Australia’s A Sport for All Awards at Melbourne’s CitiPower Centre overnight.
National awards in twelve categories recognised members of the cricket community from around the nation who have demonstrated excellence in strengthening clubs, growing participation and building community through diversity and education.
Canberra's Ginninderra Cricket Club took home the 'Premier Cricket Club of the Year' award which is fantastic recognition for the many volunteers, players and officials behind the scenes.
Ginninderra has been tremendously successful on the field in season 2018-19, but off it they are truly a club for all.
The recent Belco Bash Multicultural Cricket Festival highlighted this where 48 players representing their countries of origin from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. The premise behind the competition was that cricket transcends borders and bonds people together.
In 2020 the club will launch ‘Cricket for Mental Health’ gala day raising awareness for an important health issue for all people.
Ginninderra President Mark Deeker was present to accept the award on the club's behalf.
"It's true recognition of where the club has come in probably the last five years," said Mark Deeker
"We've had a series of presidents that have done a lot of work before I got there this year and they've just done amazing things and we couldn't be prouder."