Irrewarra Cricket Club’s Jaccob Rodda has been named Community Coach of the Year at Cricket Australia’s national Community Cricket Awards.
Barwon Women’s Cricket Competition was a finalist in the Women and Girls Initiative of the Year category while Edinburgh Cricket Club in Melbourne’s inner north was a finalist in the Community Cricket Club of the Year.
For Rodda, it is the second award in recent times after being named Community Cricket Coach of the Year at the Victorian A Sport for All Awards hosted by Cricket Victoria.
Rodda has been instrumental in the launching and management of new girls cricket programs in Colac and the wider region.
In 2019-20, Rodda set up the first ever senior female team with Irrewarra Cricket Club entering a team in the Geelong Cricket Association. Rodda coached the side and ended up winning the premiership.
The Community Cricket Awards are an annual celebration of the important work volunteers do across Australian cricket and role they play in managing and promoting the game to the broader community.
WINNER – Jaccob Rodda (Community Coach of the Year) FINALIST – Barwon Women’s Cricket Competition (Women and Girls Initiative of the Year) FINALIST – Edinburgh Cricket Club (Community Cricket Club of the Year)