Staff from the Commonwealth Bank Seymour branch met with members of Tallarook Cricket Club, who were presented with the second instalment of a two-year partnership between the bank and the club last week.
Now in its fourth year, the CommBank Cricket Club Sponsorship program provides local clubs with two years of funding worth $2000 a year, along with much-needed new equipment for training and matches.
CommBank is Cricket Australia’s longest-standing partner and through its sponsorship helps bring more players — whether they be grassroots local, multicultural, indigenous, people with disability or elite females — to the pitch and into the limelight.
In the past five years alone, CommBank has provided more than one million dollars in grants, sponsorships and cricket gear to 395 local cricket clubs.
‘‘We are thrilled to be continuing our support of the Tallarook Cricket Club,’’ Commonwealth Bank Seymour branch manager Dhana Rattray said.
‘‘They provide opportunities for our local cricketers to develop their skills and the club also plays such an important role in our community.’’
Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars all-rounder Ellyse Perry said local clubs would always be the foundation of cricket in Australia, fostering talent, friendly competition and the love of the game.
‘‘Cricket clubs like the Tallarook Cricket Club help make the game more accessible to players and fans around the country,’’ she said.
‘‘This additional funding and equipment makes a huge difference for both the club and sport more broadly.’’
Applications for the latest round of CommBank Cricket Club Sponsorships will open in November to local cricket clubs across Australia.
To apply for a 2018 CommBank Cricket Club Sponsorship, visit www.commbank.com.au/cricket