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David Hookes Tribute Series kicks off with match against First Bloke’s XI
03 November 2011
The Prime Minister’s partner, Tim Mathieson, will lead the First Bloke’s XI against the Australian Transplant Cricket Club this Sunday 6 November 2011 at Phillip Oval, Woden.
Both teams will be playing for the DonateLife Cup, as the opening match of the 2011 David Hookes Tribute Series.
Entry is free for all Canberrans to come along, bring a picnic and enjoy the match which starts at 11am on Sunday.
“Sunday’s match will be a great family day for Canberrans. It’s a chance to enjoy a good game of cricket for a very important cause – saving lives through organ and tissue donation”, said Jason Bates, Australian Transplant Cricket Club.
Former Australian cricketer David Hookes was always passionate about organ and tissue donation. In January 2004 David Hookes became an organ donor after a tragic incident resulting in David being declared brain dead.
The Australian Transplant Cricket Club continues David Hookes’ legacy by promoting organ and tissue donation. All players are organ and tissue transplant recipients who have been given a “second innings of life”.
The 2011 ATCC Team recently toured England as an official Australian team and successfully reclaimed the David Hookes Memorial Shield from the Great Britain Transplant Cricket Club.
The Australian Transplant Cricket Club was established with the support of Transplant Australia and the David Hookes Foundation.
This weekend’s match is about celebrating the lives that are saved and improved through organ and tissue transplants and acknowledging the donors and their families who make this possible.
Three other matches will be held in the series and all Transplant Australia members are encouraged to support this inspiring team:
Tuesday 8 November at The UNSW Village Green - versus The 14 Degrees – 11am start
Thursday 10 November at Bruce Purcer Oval, Rouse Hill - versus NWS Hurricanes/Tigers – 4.30pm Start
Sunday 13 November at North Ryde - versus North Ryde RSL Cricket Club - 11am start
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