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.

ANNUAL SYDNEY GOLF DAY, Monday 30th April, ELANORA

March 2, 2018 by  

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The Annual Primary Club Golf day is scheduled for Monday April 30th 2018, once again at the magnificent Elanora Country Club near Sydney’s northern beaches.

The event will be an Irish 4 Ball, shotgun start at 8:30 am with lunch and refreshments to follow.  Entry options are listed below.

The Primary Club of Australia Inc. is a registered charity founded in 1974 with the fundamental aim to give people with disabilities the opportunity to experience the pleasure that sport and physical activity brings.

Over $6 million has been raised since 1974 and donated to projects ranging from the purchase of playground equipment at schools with children with special needs, equipment for blind cricket, to horse-riding arenas, hydrotherapy pools and specialised yachts for the disabled.

Entry forms can be obtained by either:

For further information on the Primary Club please visit; www.primaryclub.com

Please extend this invitation to fellow golfers who you feel may be interested in supporting this very worthwhile cause.

We look forward to seeing you on the day.

2018 Elanora Golf Day ENTRY FORM

EVER DREAM OF PLAYING CRICKET AT THE SCG?

October 9, 2017 by  

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We are now receiving registrations for corporate team entries in MARATHON CRICKET 2018, to be held at the SCG on Monday 29th January 2018.  Places are available for morning or afternoon slots, for teams of 12 players in a modified Twelve/12 over format, at $7,020 or $8,400 per team respectively.

Packages include luncheon for the morning teams and dinner for the afternoon teams, while the latter watch the feature games in the late afternoon and evening.  Contact the office on 0411 028 468 for more information, or email member@primaryclub.com.

For social or club teams, interested in playing in one of four the breakfast timeslots, please register your interest now, by sending an email to member@primaryclub.com.

Because of limited opportunities this summer, we are only receiving registrations from Primary Club members.

MIKE GATTING AT SYDNEY TEST MATCH BREAKFAST, 4th Jan 2018

July 10, 2017 by  

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Come and join fellow Primary Club Members for our traditional Day 1 Test Match Breakfast on Thursday 4th January from 7:30am in the Eastside Dining Room of Allianz Stadium (“SFS”), a short stroll away from the SCG.  Special guests include former England captain, Mike Gatting, who will be appearing along with Twelfth Man Mark Taylor, President Jim Maxwell AM and Master of Ceremonies Mike Coward AM.

CLICK HERE to book online now.

$120 for Primary Club Members and their guests; or $1,200 for a table of 10.  We encourage Members to book early, because we are likely to be oversold for the Ashes Breakfast.

If you require SCG seats – either a corporate box or ticket-only seats, go to THIS LINK, where you can also order your Breakfast seats.

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.