Cricket Victoria Celebrates School Ambassadors at MCG

February 19, 2019
Category: Schools,
Cricket Victoria Celebrates School Ambassadors at MCG

Cricket Victoria hosted the School Ambassador Awards at the MCG on Sunday 10 February to thank ambassadors who are highly engaged with cricket programs across Victoria and congratulate them on their efforts

The event was not only a great chance to thank the ambassadors, but also provided a fantastic platform in which the teachers could network and form connections with each other.

The Awards were held in conjunction with the BBL match where the Melbourne Stars defeated the Sydney Sixers to secure their place in the semi-final.

Each of the 16 Victorian cricket regions nominated up to three teachers for the award with one winner from each region and one overall winner named.

Josh Preston was named Cricket Victoria’s School Ambassador of the Year as he was outstanding in his role as an Ambassador for his school. He registered the entire school for every Cricket Victoria program, hosted an intra-school cricket cup and was a constant support as a volunteer, helping out in any way he could.

Josh’s passion as a school ambassador is best summed up when one of his students described the perfect bowling sequence at a cricket clinic. She showed the class a 5-step process with instructions from the run up and gather position, right through to the perfect follow through.

When Josh was quizzed on how his grade ¾ students knew this, Josh modestly responded with,

“…we may have done a little bit of preparation before the clinic today…”

The School Ambassadors program plays an integral role in engaging kids with cricket at school and in programs. It has led to over 200,000 participants coming from school participation, with the majority due to the efforts of School Ambassadors.

School Ambassadors are the point of contact for cricket, help drive cricket participation, distribute information about upcoming cricket programs and events and assist in arranging opportunities for schools to be involved in clinics and competitions.

As a thank you, schools receive:

  • A cricket equipment kit after delivering the Woolworths Cricket Blast Health & PE Program
  • BBL shirt for entering into a Woolworths Cricket Blast School Cup
  • Chance to be involved in on-ground entertainment at a marquee match
  • Access to cricket equipment through Cricket Australia online shop
  • Access to Cricket Australia professional development opportunities

If you are interested in becoming a School Ambassador, or would like more information about the School Ambassador program, click here.

School Ambassador Region Award Winners

Region Winner School
Mallee Murray Corrine Shore Ranfurly Primary School


Western Country Leanne Willder Hamilton North Primary School


Central Highlands Amelia Pollock & Robin Baker Skipton Primary School


Barwon Chris Williams Leopold Primary School


Northern Rivers Josh Preston St Mary’s Mooroopna


North East Country Carolyn Willet Yarrawonga P-12 College


Gippsland Debbie Dooley Lucknow Primary School


South East Country Dillon Milekovic Red Hill Consolidated Primary School


West Metro Scott Woolcock Gladstone Views Primary School


North West Metro Wes Coles Newport Gardens Primary School


Northern Metro Kathy Tessier Croxton Primary School


Inner South East Metro Billy Atkin Clayton North Primary School


Inner East Metro Richard Price Sacred Heart Kew


Outer East Metro Chris Anderson Belgrave South Primary School


South East Bayside Braden King Aspendale Gardens Primary School


Southern Metro Mel Dennis & Jim Narayan Brentwood Park Primary School
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