We are delighted to receive funding support from the Queen Street Cricket Club for the Hooked on Cricket programme again this year. Their funding is vital for us to be able to introduce cricket to over 1500 kids within the 48 low schools we invite.
Ewen Thompson will once again oversee the coaching and tournament days and will promote participants to apply for a QSCC scholarship. QSCC have not only extended their support of the programme, but they have also granted an additional $5,000 to be used to introduce scholarships to help participants to play cricket.
Ewen Thompson will once again oversee the coaching and tournament days and will promote participants to apply for a QSCC scholarship. Current members will again be out in force during the tournament days, that will take place in September and October. This is a really busy time as players regather after the winter and are preparing for the season ahead - we are grateful to their enthusiastic support and wish all the Hooked on Cricket participants all the best during the upcoming tournaments.
An overriding enthusiasm for cricket, and in particular, Test cricket is what brings this bunch of eclectic personal together. With a world famous tie (that club rules dictates must be worn if you are knowingly going to appear on TV) QSCC are all about celebrating our cricket teams, it's players and of course doing good for Charity along the way.
As an officially registered Charity, QSCC supports a number of worthy causes and in particular, cricket in New Zealand's low decile schools, through grants and donations - often for equipment or facilities.
As an insight to the eccentricity of QSCC is personified by their key fundraising initiative - a donation of $5 for each Test duck scored during the year. Typically around $100 per year, this tax deductible donation ebbs and flows from year to year - and has newly appointed honorary patrons, Danny Morrison and Chris Martin, as appreciated icons of the club. Visit their website
Joining QSCC is easy and is a fun way to give back to the game, and we encourage all NZCPA members to join if they are able. QSCC host a number of fun activities and events - like the function in Auckland on 9th July - and is a great way link with other people with a love of the game.