Cudgen's Zac Garland, 11, in action.
Cudgen's Zac Garland, 11, in action.

Tweed junior cricket grant program

ONE lucky Tweed junior cricket club may find themselves thousands of dollars richer before the season is out.

KFC has launched a Cricket Club Grant Program to support local cricket clubs in need around the country, and Cudgen, Murwillumbah, Pottsville, South Tweed or Terranora could be a beneficiary.

Local clubs are the backbone of cricket in Australia, so in partnership with Cricket Australia, the fast food chain is searching for a local cricket club in NSW to win a share of $100,000 to fund new gear and equipment and further support the development of cricket in Australia.

“We’ve developed the program to help out cricket clubs in need and encourage more Australians to get involved in cricket at a local level,” said marketing director Pedro De Martini.

“There are a lot of clubs out there that have suffered as a result of bushfires or floods, and there are others that struggle for funding and just need a helping hand to get some new equipment.

“Whether you watch the Boxing Day Test or you play under- 18s at the local community club, cricket is, after all, Australia’s favourite game!”

From bats and balls, to wickets and clubhouses, the grants will help local clubs to perform at their best and keep producing Aussie cricketing stars like Ricky Ponting and Michael Clarke.

Any club would welcome either new gear and equipment, or even redevelopment.

Register online at www.kfc.com.au and say in 50 words or less why your club needs support.

Entries are now open and close on January 8, 2010.

Five winning clubs will then be announced on The Cricket Show on Channel Nine on January 14.



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