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AUCC Named 2nd Best in Australia

Posted By Sports Development Officer on 1/05/2017

We knew that the guys and girls at the AU Cricket Club (AUCC) were good, but didn’t realise how good! A HUGE congratulations to the club which last week was named runner up in the Cricket Australia ‘Premier Club of the Year’ awards.

The theme of the awards night was about recognising volunteers and community clubs (as opposed to Premier Clubs). AUCC is both a Premier (SACA competition) and Community (Adelaide Turf Cricket Association) club, one of the few in Australia.

AUCC was nominated by the South Australian Cricket Association (SACA), mainly due to the club’s "community engagement" with Blind Cricket SA, the Nepalese Cricket Association and the University community.

Luke Johnston, AUCC Secretary and Club Administrator, represented the AUCC. Luke said “It was a lovely night and to be honest, very flattered that we were firstly nominated by the SACA, then (out of the eight state/territory associations) that we made it to the final two”. There are 87 Premier clubs across the country and the club came second to Bankstown Cricket Club.

Luke went on to say, “A big thank you to Commonwealth Bank, which is focusing its CA sponsorship on community/women and disabled cricket formats/competitions and clubs (as opposed to the Test side). Ultimately, the biggest thank you must go to AU Sport for providing the wonderful facilities and administrative support."