maddie's shield 2016
of Victorian Premier Cricket’s top women teams will go head-to-head in the
league’s first ever Twenty-20 (T20) clash to be held under lights at Toorak
Park on 14 December, 2016, in support of Maddie Riewoldt’s Vision (Maddie’s
whole community is invited to show their support as rivals Prahran and Box Hill
take to the field to raise funds for Maddie’s Vision. One hundred per cent of proceeds
from entry fees paid on the evening will go towards life changing research into
new treatments for Bone Marrow Failure.
Vision Deputy Chairman, Nick Riewoldt said the event will be
a great way to support women in sport and celebrate his late sister’s legacy.
was really passionate about women in sport, so supporting grass roots and
pathway participation in sport is an integral part of what we do at Maddie’s Vision,”
“This match is just the beginning of us working
together with women in cricket.”
event has attracted the support of a stellar line up of Australian sporting
talent, who will take part both on and off the field.
from Victoria and the Melbourne Stars are well represented in both competing
teams, while up to three hundred players from the All Girls Cricket Competition,
will take to the field prior to the game. The line up includes some of
Australian cricket’s best-known names, like the Southern Stars Captain and world’s number one female batter, Meg
Lanning; Melbourne Stars spinner and Maddie’s Vision ambassador, Alana King; and
Victorian Spirit batter Jess Cameron, who was recently drafted to Collingwood in the newly
formed NAB AFL Women’s competition.
AFL players, including representatives from the newly formed AFL Women’s teams,
will also be in attendance, while MC Mel Jones will interview the Riewoldt
family and players from the competing teams.
family event will include kids’ entertainment and giveaways, and Channel 10
will be doing a live cross.
wanted to create an event to showcase elite women’s cricket, and bring the
community together in what will be a great family night out. It is also a wonderful opportunity to support
Maddie’s Vision and their fundraising efforts to help find a cure for Bone
Marrow Failure”, said John Salter, President of Prahran Cricket Club.
have brought together a number of important stakeholders to make this event a
success and we are grateful to all the sponsors that have come on board to
support it. We are really excited about the elite standard of cricket the crowd
will see on the evening.”
soft drinks and alcohol will be available for purchase. There’s no need to
book, just bring along a purple $5 note to support Bone Marrow Failure research,
and wear a touch of purple.
What: Maddie’s Cricket Match
Where: Prahran Cricket Club, Toorak Park, 580 Orrong Road, Armadale
Time: Gates open at 4.30pm for 6.30pm game
Cost: $5 per entry / $20 for family (up to 5)
Parking: Public transport is recommended as parking
is extremely limited.