As the weather heats up, signifying the start of cricket season, VenuesWest have teamed up with WA Cricket and Fair Game to support the ongoing donation of cricket equipment to remote communities across Western Australia.
Cricketers Corey Rocchiccioli and Georgia Wyllie met Fair Game CEO, Nicki Bardwell at HBF Stadium on Wednesday 3 November to promote the cause, encouraging the community to donate pre-loved cricket gear to a blue Fair Game bin.
Once collected, the Perth-based charity distributes the equipment to young people in remote communities – promoting health, education and fitness among local youth.
VenuesWest have encouraged staff and customers to donate their sporting goods to Fair Game since they first became a Community Partner in 2019.
VenuesWest's bright blue bin donation bins are located at HBF Stadium, Bendat Basketball Centre, WA Athletics Stadium, Gold Netball Centre and HBF Arena. Staff and members of the public are invited to donate their pre-loved sporting equipment, particularly footwear, tee ball gear and cricket gear, so they can be recycled and provided to those who need it most.
Please ensure that any items you donate are in good, clean, useable condition. Fair Game does not accept sports clothing, helmets, golf clubs, hats or water bottles. More details at www.fairgame.org.au/
Comments attributed to VenuesWest CEO, David Etherton
“It is a privilege to be able to give back to the Western Australian community.
“It is great that HBF Stadium and VenuesWest can work with our locals, WA Cricket, Community Partners and stakeholders to provide opportunities to young people in remote areas from the Wheatbelt to the Kimberley.”
Comments attributed to Fair Game CEO Nicki Bardwell
“We’ve seen a massive increase in demand for equipment.
“It is great to see high profile WA sports people be a part of the campaign to donate equipment, it means a lot to our organisation.
“People can really commit to the cause through seeing their heroes on the ground and we get a lot more equipment come through the bins at VenuesWest.”