10 October 2011: Commonwealth Bank today called for applications for its Grants for Grassroots CricketTM program that will provide over 200 local cricket clubs across Australia with grants worth $1,750.
Grants for Grassroots CricketTM, now in its third year, provides cricket clubs of all shapes and sizes across Australia, with $1,000 cash and $750 worth of equipment. This year, in addition to:
The Bank will also provide:
Ms Poppy Fassos, Commonwealth Bank General Manager, Group Sponsorships, said the Grants for Grassroots CricketTM program is about supporting cricket at one of the most important levels – in the community.
“Commonwealth Bank recognises the important role that cricket and local clubs play in the community and we are determined to support cricket at all levels. This year we are encouraging everyone involved with a cricket club to apply – whether you’re a player, an umpire or you run the canteen at the local oval, we look forward to receiving your application and making a difference to your local club.” Ms Fassos commented.
Commonwealth Bank is Cricket Australia’s longest standing sponsor, having supported one of Australia’s favourite pastimes for more than 24 year years. The Bank’s support extends from the Commonwealth Bank One Day International Series, right through to community cricket including sponsorship of local clubs, associations. The Bank is also a principal partner of the Imparja Cup – the national Indigenous cricket competition held in Alice Springs each year.
Australian Cricketer and Commonwealth Bank cricket ambassador, Mike Hussey said the Commonwealth Bank’s Grants for Grassroots CricketTM program is an excellent way to support, and help develop cricket clubs across Australia.
“It’s great to see Commonwealth Bank not only support elite cricket, but also extend their support to the grassroots of the sport. These grants will make a significant difference to over 200 clubs and will go a long way in supporting those who play the game at club level while helping to nurture the future cricket stars of tomorrow.”
To apply for a grant or for more information on the Commonwealth Bank’s Grants for Grassroots CricketTM program visit: www.lovecricket.com.au. Grants applications close at 5.00pm (AEDT) on Sunday, 30 October 2011. Winners will be announced week commencing 14 November 2011.
For more information contact:
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