CANBERRA TEST TICKETS and Day 1 Breakfast, 1st Feb 2019

November 23, 2018 by  

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The Primary Club has reserved a block of Gold Section seats for Days 1 and 2 of the Canberra Test Match against Sri Lanka, Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd February 2019.

The seats are in Bay 5, Row J at Manuka Oval.  Numbers are limited, so order now.

For booking and more information, CLICK HERE.

And for those members keen to share Breakfast together, we are joining with Lord’s Taverners ACT at the Hotel Realm, Barton at 7:30am on Day 1 (Fri 1st Feb).  Special guests include Mike Hussey and Belinda Clark.  For more information and to book seats at the breakfast CLICK HERE.  Make sure when you are prompted for ‘Seating Preference’, enter ‘Primary Club’ to be seated at one of our table.

BRISBANE BRUNCH & GABBA TICKETS – Fri 25th Jan

November 23, 2018 by  

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Come and join Primary Club Members for brunch and a bit of a “chin-wag” about the state of Test Match in our private room at the Shafston Hotel, a healthy stroll from the Gabba.  Special guests will be appearing, including Jim Maxwell and others to be advised.

  • Day:  Friday 25th January (Day 2 of the Test)
  • Time:  From 10:00am to 12:30pm
  • Breakfast:  Full buffet hot and cold breakfast, with tea station serving tea, coffee and juice throughout.
  • Tickets:  $42.50pp* to cover breakfast costs and champagne on arrival
  • Cash Bar on offer after 11:30am for those staying on at the Shafston.

Sri Lanka Test Match Tickets

The Primary Club has a block booking of Gold Reserve seats at the ‘Gabba at $75 each including postage and handling in Bay 3, starting at Row D at the Northern End.  Preference on Day 2 will be for those members and guests attending the Brunch at the Shafston.

For more information and bookings, CLICK HERE.

SYDNEY TEST BREAKFAST – BOOKINGS NOW OPEN

November 22, 2018 by  

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Primary Club Members and their guests are invited to book their seats now for the forthcoming Test Match Breakfast on Day 1 of the Sydney Test – Thursday 3rd January 2019.

The event will be held from 7:30am in the Market Canopy of the Entertainment Quarter (formerly Showground) next door to the SCG to the south.  Tickets are $110 each.

For bookings and more details, CLICK HERE.

Join Jim Maxwell, Mark Taylor, Ed Cowan and our MC Matt De Groot for breakfast, before departing for the game at 9:45am.

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

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.