TOUR TO KENYA, JUNE 2018

July 4, 2018 by  

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The Primary Club of Australia squad of 14 cricketers and 26 supporters recently visited Kenya, playing a total of 7 matches.  Highlights of the tour included visits to two major game parks – the Ol Pejeta Conservancy to the north of Nairobi and the Maasai Mara to the west.

While at Ol Pejeta, we played three games in the ‘Last Male Standing Rhino Cup’, a tournament with other teams from the UK, South Africa, Mauritius and locally.  Now in its fourth year, this tournament raises funds for the Conservancy and its Rhino campaign and for the East Africa Cricket Foundation.  The latter is a coaching program dedicated to cultural and character development in schools for underprivileged children across Kenya.  We visited two of these schools on the outskirts of Nairobi – Dr Aggrey Primary School and the Muslim Primary School – and witnessed the coaches in action.  The Primary Club donated $7k to this program two years ago from funds we generated at our Marathon Cricket event at the SCG.

During the final of the Rhino Cup, President Jim Maxwell added to the significance of the event by commentating on the game live and was assisted by international scorer Ian Wright, both parties touring with our squad.  Two local teams fought out the final – the Kanbis CC defeating the Kongonis CC in a high quality cricket match.

Following the tour, Jim discussed the tour, the Rhino Cup and the state of cricket in Kenya on the BBC World Service’s ‘Stumped’ program.  To hear the full interview, CLICK HERE.  Congratulations to two Primary Club of Australia Members who are the main organisers of the Cup – Rob Stevenson and Nathan Dale.  Well done to you and your support team!

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.

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.

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.