Sippel, Prestwidge experience Anzac Day in Cloncurry

13 May, 2021

Queensland Fire and Brisbane Heat players, Courtney Sippel and Georgia Prestwidge, attended an Anzac Day event in Cloncurry as part of the ACA's Game Development Program.

The program aims to deliver game development appearances focusing on participation, pathway coaching and coach development. It is aimed at growing the game by drawing on the vast knowledge, skills and enthusiasm of those who have reached the elite level.

Cloncurry in Queensland's north-west, approximately 1,700km drive from Brisbane, held a day of cricket for all ages on April 25 and Sippel and Prestwidge were front and centre throughout.

The day started bright and early at a Dawn Service followed by an Anzac Day parade before the pair ran a come and try clinic for over 40 of the town's youngsters aged from 4 - 15.

From there, a super 8s carnival took place prior to the annual Anzac Day Town vs. Country game that the players took part in as well as mingling with all other participants.

A dinner was held post-match to bring the day of action to a close.

The local PCYC Coordinator in the town, Ben Dare, was impressed with players' interaction throughout the weekend.

"It was such a pleasure to host Georgia Prestwidge and Courtney Sippel from the Brisbane Heat and Queensland Fire, said Ben.

"They are two young professional ambassadors who Queensland Cricket should be very proud of."

"Everyone really appreciated your presence in the town and it is a great credit to you both for being available to attend and engage so positively with everyone."

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