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HomeWorld continue support of grassroots cricket

23 May 2022

Junior cricketers of Helensburgh CC with one of their new shade marquees

HomeWorld Community Grants awarded to cricket clubs across the Thunder Nation

More cricket clubs than ever have benefited from much-needed financial assistance thanks to the HomeWorld Community Grant program.

After a record number of applications, the Cricket NSW Foundation matched HomeWorld's contribution to increase the pool of funds to better support clubs after a difficult year.

Ten clubs across the Thunder Nation received a $1,000 grant to go towards developing grassroots programs and talent.

Club

Region

Grant Purpose

Kellyville Ridge Cricket Club

Blacktown

Purchase new Woolworths Cricket Blast equipment

Harris Park Cricket Club

Parramatta

Purchase of a table, chairs and portable shades for scorers and volunteers, plus training equipment and COVID-safe equipment

St Christopher’s Cricket Club Panania

Canterbury/Bankstown

Purchase updated junior cricket equipment, plus training equipment that can be used for all levels

Colyton St Clair Colts Cricket Club

Penrith/Blue Mountains

New equipment and sun shelters for all junior teams and Woolworths Cricket Blast teams, plus new drink bottles and sun hats

Kooringal Colts Cricket Club

Murrumbidgee

Funds will go towards purchasing new playing shirts for all junior teams

Hills Barbarians Cricket Club

Hills/Hawkesbury

Equipment for junior cricketers, plus growing female cricket program

Pendle Hill Colts Cricket Club

Parramatta

New cricket gear and training equipment for Junior Cricket and Woolworths Cricket Blast programs

Helensburgh Junior Cricket Club

Illawarra

New equipment and shade marquees

Bombala Cricket Club

Snowy Mountains/South Coast

New playing uniform for two junior teams, upgrading training resources and playing equipment for juniors

Dubbo Rugby Cricket Club

Far West NSW

Providing low-cost cricket participation and updating club equipment for junior teams

Pictured above: Junior cricketers of Kooringal CC wearing their new uniforms

Pictured above: Cricketers of Dubbo Rugby CC who benefited from low-cost participation and new equipment as a result of a HomeWorld Community Grant

Pictured above: St Clair Colts CC's new drink bottles

Committee Member for the Helensburgh Junior Cricket Club, Graeme Burill is grateful for the support from HomeWorld and the Cricket NSW Foundation.

"The grant enabled us to purchase three shade marquees for our teams to use on game days and at club events," said Burill.

"We have limited natural shade around our local cricket ovals, so our junior cricketers now have a place to rest and recover in the shade on a hot summer's day.

"We're a small club so the branded marquees allow us to increase awareness in the local community too."

Trudi Busch, Director of Marketing, Sponsorship and Community at HomeWorld, is proud to support grassroots cricket across the Thunder Nation.

"Cricket clubs across NSW continue to provide local communities with opportunities to come together, be active and play the game that we all love," said Busch.

"HomeWorld recognises the importance of supporting these clubs, especially at times like these when many communities have been directly impacted by COVID-19, drought or flooding.

"We have extended our grants this year to help a broader range of communities, and we hope that these funds will ensure more people have access to playing cricket."