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  • March 03, 2017

    A sellout for the 11th Annual LBW Trust Dinner at the SCG

    With only a week to go the 11th Annual LBW Trust dinner to held at the SCG on Saturday 11th March is a sellout.

    As expected Mike Coward will set the set the scene in conversation with Wasim Akram. Wasim is considered by many to be the greatest left-arm fast bowler of all time. Mentored by Imran Khan, Wasim mastered every aspect of fast seam and swing bowling. For those with a love of statistics, Wasim captured 414 wickets at 23.6 in 104 Test matches and a phenomenal 502 wickets at 23.52 in limited-over international matches. He captained Pakistan in 25 Tests. A charismatic soul and gifted public speaker, Wasim will be accompanied by his Australian wife Shaniera who heads the Akram Foundation.

    Special guest of The LBW Trust for International Women’s Day, Dr Kakenya Ntaiya will give a powerful insight into her life and dreams. A proud Maasai woman who has defied all odds to gain an education, she made an extraordinary bargain with her father not to be married at the age of 12, but to go to school. Today, she is seen as a global visionary in education for a better world.

    This year the LBW Trust are using Galabid to host the silent and live auction items. With a wide range of adventure, sporting, experience and holidays to name a few it is worth registering interest early at https://galabid.com/auction/lbw

    The LBW Trust is looking forward a memorable evening on Saturday 11th March and is grateful for the continued and ongoing support.

     

  • February 24, 2017

    The King's School bats for change

    Batting for Change XI recently competed against The King’s School in a #kingsforchange T20 exhibition match. It was a narrow victory for the Batting for Change XI in the final ball of the innings, but an honourable mention to Baxter Holt and The King's School XI, who played brilliantly right up until the last ball.

     

    A huge thanks to the BFC XI NSW Blues Cricket Ed Cowan, Harry Conway and Nick Larkin, Qantas Wallabies greats George Gregan and Jason Little, the Waratahs Will Skelton, Parramatta Eels Tim Mannah and Beau Scott, Western Sydney Wanderers FC Brendan Santalab, Waqar Younis, and King's Schools Cricket coaches Rod Hokin and Mike Symons.

     

    The star of the day was George Gregan, with Waqar Younis still a fearsome bowler. Wallaby Will Skelton proved to be a better rugby player than cricketer, but was a crowd favourite nonetheless. BFC Ambassador Ed Cowan captained the team very well, and did a splendid job standing in for Ryan Carters, who was playing Futures League in WA.

     

    The day could not have been achieved without a support from the volunteers of TKS Cricket Club and staff of The King's School. With thanks to sponsors Australian Radio Network and Spotless Group, The LBW Trust managed to raise almost $15,000 on the day, and this will go a long way to transforming the lives of young women in developing nations through education.