Lord’s Taverners Australia
Welcome to the premier cricket website for cricket lovers! Every cricket lover needs to be a Taverner!
Why? Because you will be “giving the young and disadvantaged a sporting chance”.
Since our foundation, we have channelled nearly $10 million into a host of different charities to lift the aspirations of those who have only dreamed about achievement in the past. Just recently, for instance, we were one of the major hosts for the National Cricket Inclusion Championships conducted in Geelong that brought together state teams representing the deaf, the blind and the intellectually disabled. We also play a major role in putting together the Imparja, the national championships for Australia’s indigenous people. There are many other less publicly visible activities that we support, too.
How do we do it? We host a number of activities that centre around matches involving our national teams; we host dinners that feature cricketing stars; we run special interest evening that are less formal than the breakfasts, dinners and lunches … AND we encourage philanthropic people to give to us directly. The funds raised here further the cause of ‘grass roots’ community-based cricket.
Volunteers run the Taverners. Apart from a paid part-time Executive Officer, all funds raised go to the charities that the Taverners support.
The Lord’s Taverners Australia is preparing itself to launch to the next level, in partnership with Cricket Australia, and you should be part of it!
Come and join us … you won’t be disappointed.
Paul Sheahan AM
Cricket Australia Partnership Announcement
In recent weeks, commentary on cricket has been dominated by a head-strong and hard-edged debate led by senior administrators and senior players seeking to find agreement on a memorandum of understanding.
Rightly or wrongly, it’s left the sport with a perception of being focussed on money and performance where complex commercial terms for the elite could be considered more important than anything else the game offers to everyone else.
This week, cricket has an opportunity to shift the focus away from its head and recapture its heart.
|Paul Sheahan and James Sutherland announcing the new partnership between LTA and CA||Q&A with Adam and Kerry Obrien|