ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING, 23rd October

September 15, 2019 by  

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Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting will be held at the Elephant Bar, Royal Hotel, 237 Glenmore Road, Paddington (Sydney), on Wednesday 23rd October, commencing at 6pm.  Please advise Anja on (02) 9980-2525 if you can attend or are an apology.

Annual Report 2018-2019

The Primary Club of Australia Annual Report 2018/19 is now available to download.  Click here to download the Annual Report (low res):  Annual Report 2019 LR

Note: the audited version of the financial results will be available at the AGM, or call Anja on the number above.

“FIRST BALL” APRIL 2019 NEWSLETTER

April 22, 2019 by  

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The Primary Club of Australia’s April 2019 Newletter, called “First Ball” is out now.  You may view a low-res version via the link below.  Or call Anja on (02) 9980 2525 to request hard copies for your coffee table, office or waiting room.  Stories include various charity projects, the Sir Roden Cutler Awards night, a feature article about our “Insurance Ashes” cricket festival at North Sydney Oval and our first Moore Park Golf Day in Sydney.

Click on this link below:

First Ball April 2019

We’re The Superhumans | Rio Paralympics 2016 Trailer

August 4, 2016 by  

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Have you seen this amazing clip

We’re The Superhumans | Rio Paralympics 2016 Trailer

The Maasai Cricket Warriors

January 8, 2016 by  

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The Maasai Cricket Warriors

Maasai Tribesman Play Cricket to Raise Awareness about HIV/AIDS, Rhino & Elephant Conservation
(Nanyuki, Kenya).

Imagine a cricketer who is a semi-nomadic cattle herder living amongst the wild animals of Africa. Imagine him who wears layers of beads; who sets fire on the field with his bright red clothes and flying braided hair; he who gives war cries while throwing or hitting a ball is actually a crusader from peace. Imagine him – a Maasai tribesman – playing a T20 match. Unbelievable ? Then you ought to meet the Maasai Cricket Warriors.

© The Maasai Cricket Warriors

Maasai Warriors from the Laikipia region in Kenya have exchanged their spears for cricket bats and they are using cricket as a vehicle to empower youth and to target social problems in order to bring about positive change in their communities.

The Maasai Cricket Warriors, who will be fully clad in traditional attire, will be coming to Australia in February 2016 to play against cricket teams across Sydney. The highlight of the trip with be two T20 cricket matches versus teams during Marathon Cricket – an event created by the Primary Club that raises money for sporting and recreational equipment for people with disabilities. These matches will be played on the hallowed turf of the Sydney Cricket Ground.

During previous matches, the Maasai Warriors have given children from local schools in Africa to have the opportunity to watch their first live cricket match while at the same time participating in HIV/AIDS Awareness and Rhino and Elephant Conservation activities. “We are extremely proud to support this initiative,” said Richard Vigne, Ol Pejeta’s CEO. “The Maasai Cricket Warriors are a perfect example of how sports can be a conduit for raising awareness amongst communities, particularly children.”

© The Maasai Cricket Warriors

In addition to the Maasai Cricket Warriors being avid cricket enthusiasts with abundant talent they are also role models in their communities where they are actively campaigning against retrogressive and harmful cultural practices such as FGM (Female Genital Mutilation) and early childhood marriages and fighting for the rights of women in order to eradicate discrimination against women in Maasailand.

Through the ethics and principles of cricket the warriors learn to respect one another and to foster peace and unity through the spirit of sportsmanship, while at the same time promoting healthier lifestyles and spreading awareness about HIV/AIDS Awareness amongst youth.

© The Maasai Cricket Warriors

The Maasai Cricket Warriors are now engaged in the production of a documentary film called”Warriors” which highlights how the team are using cricket and the unity of sport to battle HIV and fight for women’s rights. The ‘Cricket Warriors’ feel education and change is the only way to secure the health of the community, provide equality to their society, and as a result protect their future. But this has been the Maasai way of life since the founder families, and the elders fear changing these traditions will herald the end of the Maasai. The struggle between identity, heritage,and development is something that resonates across the globe – even in the game of cricket itself.

The Maasai Cricket Warriors received an invitation to compete in the Last Man Stands World Championships, which took place in London, United Kingdom in August – September 2013. During the event – the players had the opportunity to play at Lords.

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Maasai Cricket Warriors is a group of Maasai Warriors from the Laikipia region in Kenya who have exchanged their spears for cricket bats and they are using cricket as a vehicle to empower youth and to target social problems in order to bring about positive change in their communities. Their mission is to empower the youth in the Maasai communities of Kenya through cricket development, while enhancing their participation in community development, allowing them to become healthy, productive and well adjusted members of society. Visit Maasai Cricket Warriors

 

Primary Club featured on “The Cricket Show” on Channel Nine

January 8, 2016 by  

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2016-01-08

During the lunch break on the fifth day of the 2016 SCG Test Match, Mark Taylor joined Brett Lee and Michael Slater to talk about the Primary Club of Australia on Channel Nine’s Cricket Show.

The episode can be seen below:

Mark Taylor talks about the work of the Primary Club of Australia about the concept and how the money is raised.

2016-01-08 (4) Daphne Benaud was also featured talking about the founders and about how the Primary Club of Australia provides an opportunity for people with disabilities to get access to sporting and recreational facilities they would not normally be able to access.

Please feel free to view the episode and share it with friends who may be interested in the work of the Primary Club of Australia. .

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Our new Patron and Twelfth Man Mark Taylor spoke with Jim Maxwell on ABC Grandstand

January 7, 2016 by  

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On the first day of the 2016 Sydney Cricket Ground Test Match – Australia versus the West Indies – our Primary Club of Australia President and ABC Radio commentator Jim Maxwell spoke with our new Patron and Twelfth Man Mark Taylor.

The Primary Club of Australia’s Annual Report for 2014-15 is available online

September 29, 2015 by  

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2014-15 – Annual Report

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Other links: Previous Annual Reports

The Primary Club of Australia Annual Report 2014/15 is now available to download.

Annual General Meeting
The Primary Club of Australia held its Annual General Meeting at Nilgiri’s Indian Restaurant located at 81-83 Christie Street, St Leonards on Wednesday 28th October 2015.

 

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This 6 Mb version is suitable for reading online and printing at your leisure.

2014 – 2015 Primary Club Annual Report – 6Mb

The Financial Statements

The audited Financial Statements will be published shortly.

May 2015 Newsletter – Farewelling Richie

July 6, 2015 by  

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imagex300This year’s newsletter pays tribute to our Late Patron and Twelfth Man Richie Benaud OBE.

Please feel free to download this and share it with friends and family.

 

Two versions of the newsletter are available.

May 2015 – Primary Club of Australia newsletter – High Quality version – 20 Mbs

May 2015 – Primary Club of Australia newsletter – Low Quality version – 2 Mbs

 

ABC News – Primary Club & Last Man Stands – Jack Marsh Cup 2014 – Marathon Cricket November 2014

June 8, 2015 by  

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Looking at Marathon Cricket – November 2014 – A really great ABC story about Last Man Stands and Indigenous Cricket.

Funny YouTube clip showing lots of ducks and Golden Ducks

January 12, 2015 by  

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