SIR RODEN CUTLER AWARD – Nominations Close 31 Oct 2018

October 4, 2018 by  

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We are on the search for the 2018/19 Sir Roden Cutler Award recipient and are seeking your help.

Tell us who should join athletes such as Kurt Fearnley, James Pittar, Michael Milton, Ben Felten, Jan Pike, Jess Gallagher, Liesl Tesch and our 2017 winner and Para-triathlete, Katie Kelly, as a recipient of this prestigious award (pictured left with Liesl and The Hon Stuart Ayres at the Feb 2017 Dinner).

Nominations will close on 31st October 2018.

The Sir Roden Cutler Award, managed by The Primary Club of Australia since 1999, recognises athletes with a disability who display enormous determination and dedication in their sporting pursuits, inspire the nation and are the embodiment of the Australian spirit.

To nominate an athlete, simply complete this 7-question survey and provide us a brief CV: CLICK HERE.

Up to five finalists will be invited to the Primary Club’s “Baggy Green” Dinner at the NSW Parliament House on November 15 and eligible for a $2,000 grant each.  The winner will receive a grant for sporting and recreational equipment up to the value of $20,000 paid to the organisation they choose which conforms to the Club’s charter.  To book tickets to the Dinner, including a tribute to the ‘Baggy Green’, go to THIS LINK.

Since its inception, The Primary Club of Australia has provided almost $7 million of equipment and facilities to provide people with a disability the opportunity to pursue their sporting and recreational endeavours.

Media contact:          Peter Laidlaw 0419 210306

MOORE PARK GOLF DAY, Friday 12th October 2018

July 4, 2018 by  

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Pop this date in your diary now.  The Moore Park Golf Day will occur at the Moore Park Golf Club, 10 minutes from the Sydney CBD, on Friday 12th October, with a 1pm shot-gun start (12 noon registration), and followed by drinks and canapes in the evening in the famous Park View Room upstairs.  Watch this space for more information about corporate hole sponsorships and registrations, or call Nathan Reay on 0481 433 979.

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.