Do you know a cricket legend in your local community who always keeps their eye on the ball, hits every delivery for six or makes cricket great in your local area?
Specsavers, Cricket Australia’s and the Australian Cricket team’s the official eye-wear and eye-care partner, is asking local residents to nominate their community cricket champion in celebration of the great work of local cricket clubs across Australia.
Local cricket fans are asked to nominate their community cricket champion by visiting www.communitychampions.com.au and explain why their local cricket club member or volunteer deserves to be recognised for their hard work, support of the local cricket team and dedication to the sport.
Specsavers will reward one deserving champion and their team with an invaluable training experience with cricketing great Ian Healy and members of the Australian cricket team who will visit their local club to test their skills and hand-eye coordination.
To be eligible, nominate your champion before January 27 for a chance to take part in the skills session and to ensure the team keeps their eye on the ball, the club will also receive complimentary eye tests at their local Specsavers store and glasses for those who require them.
Healy, a Specsavers cricket ambassador, said he was excited to see the incredible people behind Australian cricket be recognised through the search for a local community cricket champion.
“Each and every player on the Australian cricket team started out playing community cricket, and it’s at the thousands of local cricket clubs around Australia where that love of the game began,” Healy said.
“We’ll keep our eyes peeled for the best in community cricket and I’m looking forward to acknowledging our well deserving local community cricket champions.
“It’s great to be working with Specsavers and Cricket Australia to celebrate the best in community cricket and to give volunteers the credit and recognition they deserve – after all, it’s what makes the game all it is today.”
Specsavers Nowra Central Dispensing Partner Paul Gillen is encouraging local cricket fans in South Coast to put forward a deserving cricket champion for the experience.
“We’re excited to offer cricket fans this opportunity and it would be fantastic if a club in our community was chosen so members can gain invaluable skills and knowledge in a sport they love, while making sure their eyesight is at its best,” Gillen said.
“Being trained by a professional player who knows the game inside and out is a unique opportunity that the chosen team will be sure to benefit from.”
For more information on the search for a local community cricket champion, or to nominate South Coast’s very own, visit http://www.communitychampions.com.au.