This represents the first year's contribution over a three year partnership between Taverners Victoria and the award winning MAACA cricket association to help secure their viability and growth, to expand the competition by two to three clubs a year.
Each new Club needs a great deal of support and guidance to integrate an All Abilities team (for players living with an Intellectual disability) into their existing structure. MAACA has grown over eight seasons from 4 teams to 16 Clubs and over 20 teams across 3 divisions. There are over 250 players registered with MAACA and it is the only cricket association in Australia of it's kind.
The Road to England 2023 Dinner was the ideal time to invite MAACA Club members to attend one of our premiere Sporting functions, featuring 3 outstanding guest speakers in Rodney "Rocket" Eade, Chris Rogers and Tony Dodemaide.
Rodney Eade opened proceedings at Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, discussing his views on the pressures of modern day AFL coaching and the resignations of Clarkson and Hardwick. Eade's own career provided great insight into the role and the industry. Rodney was also glowing over the positives of establishing a Tasmanian team to save the future of footy and improve the economy in his home state. He elaborated on his sporting childhood where cricket was his first passion. His Father played State cricket for Tassie but while being very promising as a junior, it was his speed that pointed "Rocket's" career towards professional football.
The Road to ENGLAND for our Aussies
Featuring Chris Rogers and Tony Dodemaide
Tony gave insight into the processes behind National team selection, the role of statistics and how it came up trumps for Travis Head in India, holding him back due to the manipulated pitches, prepared early on by the Indians. Tony is feeling very confident with the squad we are taking over to England and there is plenty of talented backup if needed, playing in the Counties.
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Many more playing memories were shared by Dodders through the probing mind of MC, Stuart Stockdale, with plenty of laughter following.
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