Volunteer Grants 2018

I am writing to let you know that the Volunteer Grants programme will be opening soon.

The Coalition Government is investing $20 million in Volunteer Grants to support, encourage and increase participation in volunteering in local communities.

Grants between $1,000 and $5,000 are available to help not-for-profit community organisations or groups in Deakin to support their volunteers through practical measures including, the purchase of small equipment items, reimbursement for volunteers’ fuel and transport costs, and contributions towards the cost of training and background screening checks.

The Volunteer Grants programme opens in August and will provide a valuable opportunity for your organisation to support its volunteers.

I’m encouraging all not-for-profit organisations in Deakin to apply for the upcoming round of Volunteer Grants.

If you intend on applying or for more information, please contact my office on 03 9874 1711 or email me at Michael.Sukkar.MP@aph.gov.au.

You can also visit the Department of Social Services’ Community Grants Hub website to subscribe to updates on the application process.

Best regards

The Hon. Michael Sukkar MP
Federal Member for Deakin
Assistant Minister to the Treasurer

All Clubs & MyCricket Administrators,

Having completed all administration and closed all outstanding matches for the 2017/18 season, the administration season for MyCricket has now been set to 2018/19, as has the default MyCricket season for all BHRDCA Member Clubs.

If anyone has any issue associated with this update please contact the BHRDCA Admin. Mgr.



Please note the 2018 BHRDCA AGM Minutes and Rule Changes accepted for the 2018/19 season have now been posted on the BHRDCA Website.

To view please go to the link under Club & Playing Resources > Past Meetings


After confirmation at the 2018 BHRDCA Annual General Meeting, the 2018/19 Senior Competition Playing Rules have now been posted on the Website, inclusive of changes/updates passed by the Club Delegates at the AGM.

They can be found under the Club & Playing Resources tab> Rules & Regulations> Senior Rules

Inquiries/follow up or clarification on these rules should be directed to the BHRDCA Admin. Mgr. or BHRDCA Secretary


Does your business or a business you are involved with need social media exposure along with other advertising opportunities.

The BHRDCA is actively seeking new sponsors – look at the deals available and we can customise to specific needs.

Industry Exclusive deals have already secured new sponsors but time is ticking. Call or email Jo at marketingmanager@bhrdca.com.au or 0411 313 334 to start the conversation before a competitor takes your place.


Please take a moment to watch a video showing the importance of having a sports Chaplain / Welfare officer at your club.

We are very fortunate to have Anthony on board at the BHRDCA, he is available to all clubs as a resource.

Anthony attended the SCA dinner at the MCG as a BHRDCA representative, along with 400 others. The guest speaker was Justin Langer who entertained the crowd with his stories.

Check out the Coaching opportunites for Youth Premier League Positions via Cricket Victoria
For more information please contact Clinton Kennon  @ ckennon@cricketvictoria.com.au
Regional Cricket Manager – Inner East Metro


Pre AGM  Tuesday 1st May 2018 8.00pm at Glen Waverley Hawks Cricket Club – Capital Reserve

AGM Monday 28th May 8.00pm at East Burwood Sporting Club

The BHRDCA would like to acknowledge the fantastic effort that Jason May and his fabulous team at East Burwood CC went to over the 3 days play for the Kookaburra Ray McIntosh Shield. The setup & packup ran smoothly under difficult conditions. The presidents lunch and afternoon tea’s were outstanding thanks to Patrice, Libby & Sue.
We congratulate you all

BHRDCA along with MySportLive have achieved record breaking viewing stats with Facebook alone reaching over 13,000 viewers. Well done to Hoops, Lui, Bobby, Spider, Crofty, Adam & Preso Peter Rosenthal. They provided great commentary to compliment the fantastic visual coverage.

Another great Presidents Lunch at the Kookaburra Ray McIntosh Grand Final. A great turn out from club representatives, sponsors and VIP’s.
Thanks to Michael Sukkar, Neil Angus & the many sponsors for their donations that helped raise $633 for Taralye – a school in Blackburn for hearing impaired children.

Hi All

Below is the link to the Live Stream to the BHRDCA Kookaburra Ray McIntosh Shield for 2017/18.

This will be played on Sunday March 18 & Saturday March 24 at East Burwood Reserve between Forest Hill and Vermont CC’s.

This has been a great innovation and we are into our 4th year of doing this. With tremendous support from My Sport Live we bring local cricket around the world through the live stream.

With 7,866 views last year and an average viewing time of 14:36 mins there is great exposure for our sponsors, BHRDCA and local cricket generally.

If you cant get to the game, I hope you can follow it on the live stream which is considerably enhanced by our expert commentary team calling every ball bowled.


Sponsors, Partners & Supporters

BHRDCA Events Calendar

ANZ Volunteer of the Month Recognition

ANZ Volunteer of the Month Recognition

The Volunteer Of The Month Is:

OCTOBER: Graham Holinger (Kerrimuir CC)
NOVEMBER: David Elliott (Laburnum CC)
DECEMBER: Robert Nash – Nunawading CC
JANUARY: Simon Meade (Vermont South CC)
FEBRUARY: Luke Gibson (Blackburn CC)
MARCH: Joint winners - Ken Calder (Glen Waverley Hawks CC) & Steve Judd (Koonung Heights CC)