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ICC continues partnership with UNICEF for ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020
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THE International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced it has extended its partnership with UNICEF through to the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 with the focus on empowering women and girls through cricket.

The extension of the global charity partnership will once again see the ICC provide UNICEF with a…

Motocross riders to go pink to support women affected by cancer this Mother’s Day
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MOTOCROSS riders from all over Western Victoria will rev their engines for an extremely worthwhile cause this Mother’s Day at Ballarat’s Monza Park.

Riders will also don pink for the third round – dubbed the ‘Go Pink Ribbon Round’ – of the Barry Francis Western Region Motocross Series on Sunday.

Western…

$18,000 raised for farmers & veterans doing it tough in charity bike ride
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AN incredible $18,000 was raised during the Coo-Wee Ride, an annual charity bike ride which raises much-needed funds and awareness for farmers and veterans doing it tough.

Matthew Aldridge, a farmer from Northwood just outside of Seymour, travelled over a thousand kilometres from Adelaide to Wodonga in just 7 days….

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Alex Blackwell, UNICEF Reporter Gemma & Rachael Haynes Partner with UNICEF (Image Credit: UNICEF Australia).
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Feature article Feb 17, 2020
Rachael Haynes, former Captain and current member of the Australian Women’s Cricket Team and Alex Blackwell, former Captain of the Australian Women’s Cricket Team have joined forces with UNICEF in support of the ‘For Every Girl’ campaign which seeks to empower girls through sport and build equality in communities. 

As global charity partner of the tournament, UNICEF has announced its Partnership Ambassadors for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020, which takes place in cities across Australia from February 21, 2020 – March 8, 2020. Rachael Haynes, former Captain and current member of the Australian Women’s Cricket Team and Alex Blackwell, former Captain of the Australian Women’s Cricket Team have joined forces with UNICEF in support of the ‘For Every Girl’ campaign which seeks to empower girls through sport and build equality in communities.

Rachael and Alex sat down with UNICEF Special Reporter and fellow cricketer Gemma, aged 11, to discuss their experiences of growing up as female cricketers and why they think more girls should get into the game. In the interview, the Australian cricketing icons answered questions, written by Gemma, including ‘Have you ever gotten the giggles in a game?’ and ‘Are you, Alex & Rachael, best friends?’. On why more girls should play cricket, Alex Blackwell shared a message of inclusion and equality, stressing the importance of supporting girls’ empowerment with UNICEF;

“Cricket doesn’t require any certain body type, I think anyone can play. If you’re tall, you’re short, you’re fast, you’re slow, it doesn’t really matter, you can find a place in a cricket team.

“UNICEF does great work improving the lives of children all around the world and especially children who are more disadvantaged perhaps than I was as a child. I really believe that young kids everywhere should have an opportunity to play sport and I’m…

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Jones urges fans to get behind the Round for Reach
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MELBOURNE co-captain Nathan Jones is encouraging all fans to get behind the club’s Round for Reach this Friday night against Essendon.

The club have dedicated the match day to raising funds for The Reach Foundation, a not-for-profit founded by club legend Jim Stynes with the goal to inspire and support…

Charity river bike ride to raise funds for farmers & veterans
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A THOUSAND kilometres will be pedalled – from Adelaide to Wodonga – all in an effort to raise much-needed funds for struggling farmers and veterans.

Farmer Matt Aldridge, from Northwood, just outside of Seymour, will lead the Coo-Wee Ride, an annual bike ride that aims to raise money and awareness…

Wheels turning for physio-led campaign to tackle chronic pain
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Supported by the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA), the 700 kilometre cycle around Tasmania will be completed by a group of 25…