FOOTY AT ALLIANZ STADIUM – Super Rugby and NRL

March 7, 2018 by  

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Once again, the Primary Club has been offered a section of premium seats in the Nick Shehadie Stand of Allianz Stadium (“SFS”) to watch all home games for the Waratahs and Roosters.  Proceeds from the sale of these tickets goes to support our charities.

For more details about forthcoming Waratahs games and ticket prices, CLICK THIS LINK.

For Roosters home games, let us know on member@primaryclub.com and we’ll send you the details.

TWENTY GOLDEN DUCKS IN 2016/17

June 8, 2017 by  

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Primary Club Members will be disappointed to learn that Aussie batsmen over the 2016/17 financial year suffered the first-ball duck, or ‘primary’, on 20 occasions in international matches – 15 by male players and 5 by females.  However, this of course has a positive twist in that all our members are ‘fined’ $10 for each such event, meaning our charity trust account should receive a healthy boost when our 2017/18 renewal notices go out in early June.

The offending Aussie batsmen were:

  • Tim Payne, Jhye Richardson, Ashleigh Gardner and Megan Schmidt in Twenty/20s;
  • Adam Zampa, Aaron Finch twice, Mitchell Starc, Steve Smith, Mitchell Marsh, Josh Hazelwood, Elyse Villani twice and Alex Blackwell in ODIs; and
  • Peter Nevill, Mitchell Starc, Usman Khawaja, Adam Voges and Nathan Lyon twice in Test Matches.

All such fines are optional and therefore tax-deductible donations, which go straight into our charity account!

JIM MAXWELL’S NEW BOOK – “THE SOUND OF SUMMER”

November 1, 2016 by  

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the-sound-of-summer2Here’s a great Christmas or Birthday present idea!  Purchase a hard back copy of Jim Maxwell’s latest book, his personal memoirs titled “The Sound of Summer”, via the Primary Club at the RRP of $46.95 including postage and handling within Australia; and by agreement with the publisher, all the proceeds will go to the Primary Club’s charities.

For more information, and to order one or more copies, go to this link.

Report: SYDNEY TEST MATCH BREAKFAST, Sunday 3rd January 2016

October 18, 2015 by  

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Under grey skies, on the first morning of the Sydney Test Match – Australia versus West Indies – the members and guests of the Primary Club of Australia joined President Jim Maxwell, newly appointed Patron and Twelfth Man Mark Taylor, special guest speakers Simon Katich and Fazeer Mohammed, respected West Indies journalist, along with MC Mike Coward.

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President Jim Maxwell invited new Patron and Twelfth Man Mark Taylor to the podium to partake in what was the highlight of the morning – the induction of Daphne Benaud, the widow of former Primary Club of Australia Patron and Twelfth Man Richie Benaud, as a Life Member of the Primary Club of Australia.

Following the presentation, The Minister for Sport and frequent player of Marathon Cricket Stuart Laurence Ayres MP was introduced and he announced that the Government were donating $5000 towards Marathon Cricket.

The rest of the breakfast saw MC Mike Coward interviewing guest speakers Simon Katich and Fazeer Mohammed about the state of test cricket.

The breakfast concluded with Katie drawing the raffle – first prize – 30 mins in the ABC Commentary Box with Jim Maxwell.

We invite you to lock in this event next year .. and every year. Day One of the Sydney Test Match – the 3rd January.