Cricketers in Forbes and across NSW will benefit this year from the renewal of a partnership between Cricket NSW and fast food giant McDonald’s. This partnership will see McDonald’s as the Major Community Partner of Cricket NSW during the 2015/2016 cricket season to support individuals reaching for their sporting dreams.
“After an incredibly successful inaugural year, we are pleased to once again partner with Cricket NSW,” said Malcolm Harrison, licensee of McDonald’s in Forbes, Parkes and Cowra. “We value the development of important life skills such as teamwork and sportsmanship and we encourage locals from Forbes to sign up and get involved with their local cricket club.” “We hope our support of Cricket NSW will help to increase the number of Aussies batting,
bowling and fielding for our national support.”
Like last year, McDonald’s will be involved Forbes Cricket Funding with Cricket NSW on a number of levels including major sponsorship of Country Cricket and supporting recipients of the Cricket NSW Facility Grants program. Last season the program funded over $5.8 million worth of facility upgrades for grassroots cricket across the state.
Some McDonald’s restaurants will engage with their respective local cricket clubs to host sign-up days and other events to encourage active participation in the sport. As part of the sponsorship, they will recognise a McDonald’s junior cricketer of the week from both metropolitan and regional NSW during the cricket season. “We are delighted to have McDonald’s on board for another season,” said Cricket NSW General Manager of Commercial Operations
and Communications, Brett Richardson.
“Both Cricket NSW and McDonald’s are passionate about getting kids active and we will promote our recruitment messages to get kids playing cricket this summer.”