Darling Downs – Andrew Woods
The Darling Downs and South West Queensland Volunteer of the Month for November is Andrew Woods from the Goondiwindi Junior Cricket Association. Andrew is currently the President of the Association, and with the help of his dedicated crop of volunteers, has seen cricket thrive in Goondiwindi over the past few seasons.
On Friday nights, Andrew is involved in coordinating the association’s entry level programs, that have well over 150 kids for second year running. He then wakes up early on Saturday morning to assist at junior cricket games, where he coordinates the stage 1 children. The commitment that Andrew has to community cricket in Goondiwindi make him the ideal recipient for November.
Wide Bay – Cameron Watson
The Wide Bay team have awarded Cameron Watson from Kingaroy as the Volunteer of the Month for October. Cameron has been instrumental in the success of South Burnett’s first ever Milo T20 BLAST centre, spending hours of his 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 his drive, passion, support and hard work to make this something special.
Mackay Whitsundays – Mandy Mohan
Whitsundays team has announced Mandy Mohan as the region’s Volunteer of the Month for November. Mandy has recently taken up the role of Girl’s Coordinator at Norths Cricket Club this season; which has seen the club’s first all-girls side take part in the Mackay Heat Girls Competition on Sunday mornings.
Mandy is always one of the first to arrive to assist anyway she can, whether it be setting up, umpiring or scoring. With the time and effort Mandy has put into her role, the future of Girls Cricket in Mackay looks great!
North Queensland – Fiona Cardillo
North Queensland’s Volunteer of the Month for October is Fiona Cardillo from Home Hill Cricket Club. This is Fiona’s first year being involved with the running of the cricket club, she somehow finds the time to keep all the cogs in Home Hill Cricket spinning, in between catering for the cricket playing commitments of her six children.
Throughout the week, Fiona will fill a multitude of roles for the cricket club such as creating run downs of the previous weekend’s games, so the kids can see their names in the local paper. Fiona is a constant presence on the emails, keeping all members informed on the latest updates. On the weekend, she will buzz around the ground, marshalling teams, scoring, and working in the canteen.
Fiona and the rest of the Home Hill Cricket Committee have also been instrumental in bringing Charters Towers on board with the new Junior Formats, and getting their In2Cricket program up and running for the first time in recent years. A big thank you to Fiona and everyone at Charters Towers Cricket Club for all their time and effort in being drivers of regional cricket!
Far North Queensland - Trish Spry
The volunteer of the month for November in Far North Queensland is Trish Spry from the Mareeba & District Cricket Club. As the secretary of the club, Trish has been the driving force behind establishing the club’s MILO in2CRICKET and T20 BLAST centres that have attracted 42 participants and 43 participants respectively.
On top of this, Trish has also been instrumental in setting up a 6 team ladies comp in Mareeba. Congratulations Trish.