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HomeWorld Thunder Nation Cup

HomeWorld Thunder Nation Cup

The annual HomeWorld Thunder Nation Cup is a celebration of culture, cricket, community and social cohesion.

Teams drawn from Sydney Thunder’s territory, known as the Thunder Nation, celebrate their cultural ties to their former homelands by playing Australia’s national sport, cricket.

“When I came to Australia a few years back, I hardly knew anyone here, now I can proudly say that I got a big extended family and friends here, all the credit goes to cricket. Cricket always unites people,” said Ravi Adabala, who represented India. 

Registrations are now open for this summer's HomeWorld Thunder Nation Cup.

Set to run throughout February and March, the HomeWorld Thunder Nation Cup exists to give individuals the opportunity to connect with their community and celebrate culture through cricket.

The ninth edition of the tournament will see teams represent six different communities – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

If you're cricketer who identifies as being from one of the six communities and would like to attend a trial event, please follow the relevant link below to register.

Event  Date  Time  Location  Registrations 
Sri Lanka Community Trials Sunday 13 February 2022 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Greenlees Park, Concord Click Here
Afghanistan Community Trials (Gala Day) Sunday 20 February 2022
8:00am - 3:00pm Doyle Ground, Parramatta
Contact community@sydneythunder.com.au
Pakistan Community Trials Sunday 20 February 2022
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Greenlees Park, Concord
Click Here
Nepal Community Trials (Gala Day) Sunday 27 February 2022
8:00am - 3:00pm Beaman and Gough Whitlam Park Postponed Due To Weather
Bangladesh Community Trials Sunday 27 February 2022
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Cricket Nsw Indoor Nets, Sydney Olympic Park
Click Here
India Community Trials Sunday 6 March 2022
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Cricket Nsw Indoor Nets, Sydney Olympic Park
Click Here

Sydney Thunder has partnered with the Afghan Australia Youth Association and the Nepalese Cricket Association to deliver gala days for the Afghan and Nepalese communities. Please email Sydney Thunder to register your interest.

Sydney Thunder will continue to monitor the public health situation in NSW to ensure HomeWorld Thunder Nation Cup events can be held safely in accordance with government protocols.

All community trials and gala days will be held outdoors to maximise safety for everyone involved.

Dates and times of community trials are subject to change in the event of wet weather or other circumstances out of the club's control. These changes will be communicated to participants as quickly and clearly as possible.

Trudi Busch, Director of Marketing, Sponsorship and Community at HomeWorld, said the reason HomeWorld – who manage and develop the largest new home display villages across NSW – continue to support the Thunder Nation Cup is because its values extend beyond the cricket field.

“We are committed to partnering with Sydney Thunder to deliver the HomeWorld Thunder Nation Cup each year,” said Busch.

“Not only is it an important initiative that brings communities together, but it is a wonderful celebration of cricket and culture. 

“We look forward to watching the tournament being played, and the pride and passion that each player will bring to their game as they represent their country.”

For more information, please contact Sydney Thunder.