North Queensland – Julie Fielder
North Queensland’s Volunteer of the Month for October is Julie Fielder from the Charters Towers Cricket Club. This is Julie’s fourth year involved with the club, and first began as the canteen coordinator. Over the years she has taken on the treasurer role, and most recently the Do-It-All Secretary.
Julie has a great team of new volunteers around her which have taken the pressure off club stalwart and long-time organiser Roma Bailey. Julie and her team have been instrumental in bringing Charters Towers on board with the new Junior Formats, and getting their In2Cricket program up and running. To boot, they have already started preparing for a massive Goldfield Ashes in 2018.
Mackay Whitsundays - Melinda Dwyer
The Mackay Whitsunday’s Volunteer of the Month for October is Melinda Dwyer. Mel is the driving force behind Proserpine Junior Cricket, and takes on many roles (and travels many k’s) to grow cricket in the Whitsunday region.
Over the past couple of month’s Mel has spent hours promoting cricket in the Whitsunday community, as well as making sure Proserpine Cricket were prepared for the first games held over the weekend. The time and effort Mel has put in has resulted with the junior numbers increasing this season. Without Mel’s valued volunteering, Proserpine Junior Cricket would not be where they are today.
Central Queensland – Lyn Brown
The volunteer of the month in Central Queensland in October is Lyn Brown from the Central Highlands. Lyn has been nominated for her excellent work administering the My Cricket website in the region, and is also the secretary of the Emerald Brothers cricket. Lyn plays an integral part in the competition across the region, even though she has no children involved. Queensland Cricket appreciate service that Lyn provides the game, and retaining volunteers like her are a must.
Wide Bay –Sonya Neal
The Wide Bay team have awarded joint volunteers of the month for October is Sonya Neal and Cameron Watson from Kingaroy. Both Cameron and Sonya have been instrumental in the success of South Burnett’s first ever Milo T20 BLAST centre, spending hours of their evenings in promoting, setting up and recruiting volunteers to assist with the delivery of the program. With current numbers blowing all expectations away sitting at nearly 70, it is testament to their drive, passion, support and hard work to make this something special.
Darling Downs – Julie Rice
The Darling Downs and South West Queensland Volunteer of the Month for October is Julie Rice from the Pittsworth/ Junior Cricket Club. This season, Julie coordinated the MILO in2CRICKET program in Pittsworth during Term 3 to try and revamp the club’s flailing numbers. Her hard work resulted in 22 kids signing up to the program, and breathed new life into the Pittsworth club. Julie has been a great supporter of the junior formats in the Toowoomba Association, and helped umpire one of the trial games during the pre-season. Without her dedication to cricket, the small community outside of Toowoomba would be without a Cricket Club.