Press Release Point – Six special candidates nominated from the Cricket NSW community have been announced as finalists for the 2018 NSW Community Sports Awards to be presented on Thursday 21 June at NSW Parliament House.


  • Community Coach of the Year – David Williams – Penrith Junior Cricket AssociationWilliams was the key driver behind the creation of the first all girls’ cricket competition – the Thunder Girls’ Cricket League – in the Penrith region two seasons ago.
  • Young Coach of the Year – Sean McCallister – Thornleigh Cricket ClubMcAllister is a passionate representative cricketer, who became involved as the coach of the Thornleigh – Perry Under 13 team last season, primarily because his sister wanted to play.
  • Community Sport Administrator – Brad Speering – South Coast Junior Cricket AssociationAs Treasurer of Gerringong Cricket Club and Board Member of the South Coast Junior Cricket Association, Speering has worked tirelessly to increase junior membership.
  • Community Team of the Year – NSW Blind Cricket TeamAt the second annual National Cricket Inclusion Championships, the NSW Blind Cricket team claimed the blind and vision impaired title for the first time with a hard fought three-run victory over Victoria and went through the competition undefeated.
  • Community Club of the Year – Thornleigh Cricket ClubThornleigh last season organised the Milo In2Cricket program, Milo T20 Blast program and held a successful Pink Stumps Day in support of the McGrath Foundation.

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