This week is National Volunteer Week (21-27 May 2018) and on Thursday night Cricket Australia will be hosting its annual A Sport For All Volunteer Recognition Community Cricket Awards at Melbourne’s Junction Oval.

There are 12 categories for these awards, with the top two ranked entrants in each category being invited to attend the awards night.

The awards are an opportunity to shine a spotlight on community cricket and celebrate the tremendous achievements of our community clubs, associations, indoor centres, administrators and volunteers who do so much to make cricket fun, safe, welcoming and inclusive.

The awards are also a way for Australian cricket to celebrate the people, organisations and community groups who embrace diversity and make cricket accessible for everyone, no matter their gender or background.

Tasmanian Cricket features four finalists (shown in bold below) amongst their nominations in every category…

A Sport For All – Volunteer Recognition Community Cricket Awards

1. Community Cricket Club of the Year – Latrobe Cricket Club

2. Cricket Association of the Year – Kookaburra Southern Cricket Association

3. Premier Cricket Club of the Year – Kingborough Knights District Cricket Club

4. Community Cricket Initiative of the Year – Intercultural Sports League

5. Junior Cricket Program of the Year – Hadspen Cricket Club Junior Program

6. Partner Organisation of the Year – New Horizons Club Inc

7. Community Facility Project of the Year – Sheffield Cricket Club Rec Ground #2

8. Ambassador of the Year – Callan Morse (Latrobe Cricket Club / Indigenous Cricket)

9. Volunteer of the Year – Jason Schmidt (New Town Cricket Club / All Abilities Cricket)

10. Junior Cricket Program Champion of the Year – Lynden Russell (Bridport / Ringarooma / NECA)

11. Community Match Official of the Year – Ray Howe (Burnie Cricket League)

12. Community Coach of the Year – Richard Hickey (Kettering Cricket Club)

So good luck to our four Tassie finalists as they aim to be named the national winners on Thursday night!

Naturally ALL our Tasmanian Cricket volunteers are extremely valuable and great servants of this game we all love.

These finalists are just some examples of the many wonderful people involved in our Community Cricket right around the State.