Cricket Wellington celebrates National Volunteer Week

This week is National Volunteer Week (June 21-27) which celebrates the collective contribution of all volunteers who enrich Aotearoa New Zealand. Cricket Wellington would like to thank our amazing volunteers for their tireless dedication to cricket - without you our great game could not happen.  

Cricket Wellington has 125 registered volunteers who sacrifice their time to support our sport. Whether they are coaches or umpires, scorers or administrators, or one of the hundreds of other volunteers that support our local clubs on a regular basis, their efforts make a massive difference.

Cricket Wellington general manager Liz Green acknowledged the importance of volunteers in cricket and sport in general.

“This week is all about celebrating the selfless individuals who are devoted to a cause bigger than themselves," she said.

"Day in and day out they make extraordinary sacrifices and they are the backbone of our sporting ecosystem.''

Cricket Wellington board member Grant Elliott highlighted the importance of volunteers and their impact on the community.

''Grassroots sport is one of the foundations to growing strong kiwi communities,'' he said.

''The volunteers are the people that keep clubs thriving and help guide the future leaders of our country in lessons of character and teamwork through the sports we play.''

We look forward to seeing all of our valued vounteers at the ground or out in the middle this summer!

To find out more about National Volunteers Week click here.

Article added: Monday 22 June 2020