Sunshine Coast – Scott Cushan

The Sunshine Coast Volunteer of The Month for December is Scott Cushan from Yandina Cricket Club. Scott works tirelessly in his role as Junior Coordinator of the club, assisting with the MILO entry level programs, in addition to his work as a club junior coach.

Scott is on the club committee at Yandina, as well as the Sunshine Coast Cricket Association junior committee, and was instrumental in the recent donation of playing equipment from the club to Cherbourg CC. He is a great character and ensures the junior cricketers are provided a fun learning environment in which they can prosper. 

He was awarded with a signed Jimmy Pierson Brisbane Heat cap at a junior training session.

Well done to Scott on this thoroughly deserved recognition!

Metropolitan South West – Ed Ebert

The Metropolitan South West Volunteer of the month for December is Ed Ebert. Ed has been a long-standing servant of cricket in the region for many years. The 2017-18 season saw Ed take on the Presidency role, whilst still juggling the Junior Director of Coaching position, a position which he has held for the number of seasons. Ed is also active in the community coaching ranks, coaching a team from the Wolston Park Centenary (WPC) club.

Ed’s first season as President has seen some great new initiatives in the region. They include seeing the recruitment of a MSW Female Coordinator (that has resulted in 3 MSW female teams participating in the Brisbane Heat Girls league), piloting the new Stage 1 revised junior format in the U10 competition and leading a whole new committee. This is on top of coordinating another great representative campaign.

Ed’s hard work and commitment to the game makes him a worthy recipient for December.

Regional Development Manager John Butterworth presented with a BBL signed cap at the Brisbane Heat’s first home game.

South East QLD – Gary Connors

The SEQ Volunteer of the Month for December is Garry Connors. Garry has been involved with the Springwood Suns Cricket Club since playing as a Junior over 30 years ago. These days he is also involved in a coaching capacity where he takes a Springwood junior side, SEQ representative teams and works with the LDJCA Winter Academy.

On top of this Garry has taken on the Junior Coordinator role for LDJCA this season. He has done a great job in what is a very challenging role and has used his savvy problem solving skills to get more kids involved in cricket, more often.

A big thank you to Garry for all his hard work this season!


Gold Coast – Scott Pampel

The Gold Coast Volunteer of the month for December is Scott Pampel from Burleigh Cricket Club. Scott has been Junior Vice President and the Junior Delegate for the club over the past two seasons and has been doing a fantastic job to assist with the club's growing junior numbers.

With the Junior Formats coming onto the Gold Coast this season, Burleigh Cricket Club has had a huge growth in their Under 11’s to have 4 teams this season, Scott has been instrumental in assisting with any teething issues of having such a large growth which has been noticed by a lot of cricket representatives on the Gold Coast.

He was awarded with a signed Chris Lynn Brisbane Heat cap by Gold Coast GDO Jon Stimpson.

Well done to Scott on this thoroughly deserved recognition!


BEARS – Russell Wilson

The month of December sees Russell Wilson of Redlands Sharks Cricket Club awarded Queensland Cricket’s BEARs Volunteer of the Month. Russell is a general all-round legend of the club, having been involved for many years. Joy Brewster from the club was quoted saying,

“Russell is an amazing, very hard working and dedicated volunteer that traditionally doesn’t get recognised. He helps our groundsman prepare our turf wicket for hours each week, keeps our nets maintained and is always the first one to volunteer to do our BBQ’s for events or fundraising. He has been with us for 10 years and deserves the recognition.”

It is a wonderful pleasure to award Russell this month, and on behalf of Queensland Cricket and Redlands Sharks, we thank Russell for all his amazing work!