Cricket for Queensland, not just the southeast
QUEENSLAND Cricket chief executive officer Terry Svenson knows the importance of “seeing your heroes come to town” and has doubled down on bringing more top-tier cricket to the region in coming years.
Svenson and the Queensland Cricket board were in Mackay yesterday to tour local facilities and meet with stakeholders.
Discussions covered grassroots cricket growth, infrastructure upgrades and what would be required for Mackay to host national and international cricket events.
Svenson said live access to cricket professionals played a pivotal role in grassroots participation.
“I grew up in Rockhampton, so I know what it’s like to be a regional cricketer … you love to see your heroes come to town,” he said.
“It’s an important community role that we must continue to play to bring this content to Mackay.”
It was the first time QC had taken its board meeting on the road, and Svenson said it was an “important first step” in reminding regional Queensland that the governing body is for all of the state, not just its southeast corner.
“We want to see country and regional kids, girls and boys, playing and representing Queensland,” Svenson said.