Queensland Cricket Foundation
The purpose of the Queensland Cricket Foundation is to fundraise and invest into cricket initiatives that create positive differences in Queensland communities.
The work of the foundation aims to give more Queenslanders the opportunity to support and participate in Australia’s favourite sport, while enhancing the experiences of all existing participants, volunteers and fans.
All money raised will go towards supporting our four key pillars:
- Indigenous health and well-being
- Female, multicultural and all-inclusive programs and initiatives
- Infrastructure and facilities
- Supporting experiences for disadvantaged youth
Through tax deductible donations, the foundation aims to raise funds to grow the games accessibility and support its unique contribution to Queensland communities.
‘Buy a Picket’ is a Queensland Cricket Foundation campaign offering a once in a lifetime opportunity to be a part of the legacy of the Allan Border Field redevelopment. Past Players, members, fans, philanthropists, and the wider community will have the chance to have their name or their family’s name etched onto a picket that surrounds the field, with their donation supporting the future of cricket in Queensland.
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Allan Border Field Background
Allan Border Field is the home of Queensland Cricket and the training base for the Brisbane Heat, Queensland Bulls, and Queensland Fire, plus the Australian Men’s and Women’s Teams.
The field has hosted historic and memorable moments in cricket history, including the Brisbane Heat’s 2019 Women’s Big Bash League championship, Women’s Ashes matches, plus three Sheffield Shield Finals.
The field us undergoing a development that will see it transformed into one of the world’s best cricket training facilities as part of the National Cricket Campus project alongside the recently finished Northern District Cricket Club and Kalinga.
With completion due for mid-2022, the development will see Allan Border Field be a home to all levels of cricket from grassroots through to Queensland and Australia’s elite teams. The project is supported by the Australian and Queensland Governments, Brisbane City Council, Cricket Australia, Queensland Cricket, and Northern Suburbs District Cricket Club.
The scope of works for the redeveloped Allan Border Field will see the expansion of the oval on the eastern side, revamped fan and off-field facilities, improved drainage, terrace seating, the installation of an electric scoreboard, and broadcast standard light towers to allow for evening games to be played.
The upgrade will include five new training pitches as part of the refurbishment of the Ray Lindwall Oval as well as the expansion of the Allan Border Field centre block to include additional pitches.
The redevelopment of Allan Border Field will provide facilities that can be utilised by international, national, and state teams, pathway programs and community cricket clubs.