Sunshine Coast – Chris Baker

The Sunshine Coast volunteer of the month for October is Chris Baker from Maroochydore Cricket Club. Chris is the Junior Coordinator at the club, and oversees 19 junior teams, ranging from MILO T20 Blast through to U/16’s.

Chris worked tirelessly through the off-season, preparing the club for the season, which has again led to an increase in junior players at the club. Chris was also the driving force behind the installation of the new synthetic pitch at Bli Bli State School, which will be used for both school and club cricket.

Brisbane North – John Murray

The Brisbane North volunteer of the month for October goes to John Murray from the Albany Creek Cricket Club. Club President, Steve Casey, gave the following statement regarding all the work John has done for the club,

“John has been with the club for over 12 years and during that time has coached sides every year. For the past six years John, has been the club Registrar.  Over the past six weeks since our Sign on John has spent hours and hours shuffling nearly 400 players into 35 teams ready for our season start this weekend. He must satisfy the whims of coaches, parents and players who all want little Benny in their team.  John is also gearing up ready to coach one of his sons in a junior team again”

Congratulations John, Albany Creek and Queensland Cricket thank you for your tireless work over the years.

Brisbane South – Regan Kunst

Queensland Cricket is excited to recognise Regan Kunst as October’s The BEARs volunteer of the month for October goes to Regan Kunst from the Holland Park Junior Cricket Club, who is currently the club’s Head Player Performance & Development Coach at Holland Park Junior Cricket Club. Darren Sonter, president of the club had plenty to say about the hard work Regan has done,

“Coach Reggie has been awesome delivering pre-season sessions to various club teams for up to 9 hours on a Sunday and additional mid-week sessions!  He has arranged Intra-club matches and has successfully initiated & delivered our HP (Holland Park) Academy with great success and attendance.”  

“With the influx of Girls via our Girls-in-cricket program he has just turned up and started coaching without being asked and has greatly enhanced the engagement and professional edge of our program.  Coach Reggie is a legend for his ability to engage the players in his sessions, his energy and enthusiasm.  He gets and gives a level of respect from the players that is to be envied by coaches at any age.”

Congratulations Regan, and thank you for your tremendous efforts at Holland Park and in the cricket community!

Brisbane West – Deb Love

The Metro South West volunteer of the Month for October is Deb Love from Souths Juniors Cricket Club. Deb has been involved with the club for many years as a member and under 10’s Coordinator. Deb has been instrumental in assisting the regional QC staff coordinate several revised junior format trial games in the pre-season that played a part of the MSW association adopt the stage 1 format for this season.

South East QLD – Eleesa Lewis

The SEQ Volunteer of the Month for October is Eleesa Lewis from the Brothers Cricket Club in Ipswich. Eleesa is an integral part of the Club, as well as a member of the IWMCA Junior Committee where she can be found doing anything from assisting with the canteen on weekends to managing the facility at Ivor Marsden.

On top of that, in her “off-season” Eleesa is also Treasurer and Vice President of the Red Dogs CC who play in the Winter Warehouse competition in Ipswich. SEQ MDO Danielle Portelli presented her a Beth Mooney signed Brisbane Heat cap to thank her for all her hard work over the past few seasons.

Gold Coast – Mitch Goldman

The Gold Coast Volunteer of the Month for October is Mitch Goldman from Mudgeeraba Nerang District Cricket Club. This is Mitch’s second year as Junior Vice President, and with a new committee coming into the club, Mitch has stepped up and put in a massive effort of organizing their 14 junior sides.

Mitch has also played a large role in organizing the clubs first MILO T20 Blast program, which are looking to help create an extra opportunity at the club for new participants.  Mitch was awarded with a signed Chris Lynn Brisbane Heat cap to thank him for the great work he has been putting in.