Diggers Rest Bulla Village Cricket Club hitting sixes thanks to local sponsorship

March 15, 2019 | IN Media Release and News | BY AVID | 3 min read

With an internationally-renowned coach plying his trade, a spike in player registrations and twice as many teams competing each weekend, almost half of the Diggers Rest Bulla Village Cricket Club’s divisions are set to take place in the finals of the Gisborne and District Cricket Association this season.

Thanks to yearly sponsorships from AVID Property Group’s (AVID) masterplanned community, Bloomdale, the Club has grown significantly in recent seasons and, following the appointment of former Sri Lankan all-rounder Rasika Batepola to coach last year, is on track for success.

Diggers Rest Bulla Village Cricket Club President Rhys Berry said AVID Bloomdale’s endorsement of $10,000 this season will enable the Club to expand its facilities and encourage members of the local community to get involved in cricket.

“The Club’s growth – including the addition of our much-loved coach Rasika Batepola – has made our Club much more attractive to new players in the area,” Mr Berry said.

“Cricket is evolving and changing, and this contribution could not come at a better time to help us improve our facilities to provide the best possible training and competition environment for our players.

“The Club has had a great relationship with AVID for years now – I’ve even built a home at Bloomdale and moved in with my family recently.

“AVID is creating a wonderful community at Bloomdale and it’s great to see its investment in Diggers Rest extend to supporting local sporting clubs.”

Diggers Rest and Bulla residents have been represented on the local cricket fields since 1988, with player retention and support for the club at its highest point to date.

AVID Property Group General Manager Victoria Peter Vlitas said the sponsorship of the local club is part of its ongoing commitment to the Diggers Rest community.

“I am so pleased that Bloomdale is able to support the Diggers Rest Bulla Village Cricket Club -we couldn’t be prouder to have watched them shine and secure positions in the finals this season,” Mr Vlitas said.

“Here at AVID, we are committed to supporting local sporting clubs that bring people together, with community spirit often the cornerstone to a team’s success.

“Sporting clubs have an important community role in terms of providing safe, social environments where people can enjoy organised sport and it’s something we will continue to support wherever we can.

“It all comes down to our commitment to leaving a legacy and bringing communities together – we’re here to deliver places rather than projects.”

> Read more about Bloomdale

Recommended for you

June 3, 2024

Small Businesses Boom On The Sunshine Coast

May 30, 2024

Land Lease Neighbourhood Set To Expand Established Diggers Rest Community

May 30, 2024

New Over 55s Community for Hervey Bay

May 28, 2024

Villaworld Homes by AVID Property Group recognised at national builder awards

May 16, 2024

AVID Property Group expands into Australian Land Lease Communities with AUD$1.1 billion portfolio

May 14, 2024

Together they strike: Harmony continues Lightning partnership

April 24, 2024

Premium fixed price homes expected to sell quickly at Brentwood Forest

April 24, 2024

Enquiries double as Greenbank development celebrates 1000th settlement

April 10, 2024

Chisolm opens its doors to the freatest ‘Home Show’ & a chance to win $10k

March 25, 2024

Family ties: Multi-generational living with a twist reigns in Chisholm community

Brentwood Forest

Located just 5 km from Springfield Central with shopping centres, health and recreation hubs, schools, childcare facilities and public transport at your doorstep. Brentwood Forest is nestled in its own wooded enclave that rises above the surrounding valleys, a family-oriented address which offers a sense of tranquillity, space and seclusion. With playgrounds and leafy parks, quiet streets and easy access to schools, shops, sports facilities and everyday services, Brentwood Forest offers a sense of escape from the hassles of suburban life, while still remaining close to all that matters.

Designed by the experts

Peace of mind

Everything done for you

Complete finance solution

Your home is where our heart is