Cricket and the moustache, traditional counterparts, resume acquaintances in Movember 2012, celebrating 10 years of Movember and five years of the partnership between the two organisations through Cricket Cares, Cricket Australia’s community action program.
Aussie quicks Pete Siddle, Mitchell Johnson and Ben Hilfenhaus have contributed their upper lip to the cause along the way and last year KFC Big Bash League stars threw their facial hair behind the cause.
Jayde Herrick, Glenn Maxwell, Michael Hill, Michael Neser, Nick Buchanan, Matt Wade, Theo Doropoulos and Kane Richardson ensured Mo’s were spread throughout the inaugural year of the KFC BBL in 2011.
From club to country, Australian cricket is again behind the cause in 2012. The month of November return a feeling of yore to cricket, where moustaches abounded and had the power to inflate a batting average, catch the outside edge or cling to a blinding one-hander at deep midwicket.
In 2012, Movember is taking a look at what it means to be a better man. The year of Movember & Sons is about the passing of knowledge and wisdom from one generation to the next.
Just as a senior team member passes on knowledge to a young cricketer from the non-striker’s end amidst a spell of unruly swing bowling or a father throws countless balls in the nets, issuing advice and guiding footwork that will later become reflexive, Movember is encouraging men to seek and share knowledge and wisdom with loved ones.
In 2012 the Australian cricket community raised over $60,000 of the $28.5 million raised in Australia. Last year’s total takes cricket’s contribution to over $200,000 since the organisations struck up a relationship five years ago.
By registering a Movember team here and joining the MyCricket Cares Network cricket clubs put themselves in the running for great prizes this summer of cricket.
The Movember Foundation raises awareness and funds for men’s health, specifically the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and beyondblue: the national depression initiative. Men all over the country are encouraged to start the month with a smooth upper lip and grow a ‘Mo’ through the month formally known as November to help support this great cause.
Cricket Club Fundraising Challenge
In 2012 cricket clubs raised over $60,000 for Movember through the MyCricket campaign and Cricket Australia is again calling on this generosity.
The club that signs up via the MyCricket Cares Movember network and raises the most money will receive:
- A visit from a Cricket Australia contracted player at their club; and
- A cricket bat signed by the Australian team
Five runners-up clubs will also receive a bat signed by the Australian team.
How to enter
- Visit the MyCricket Cares Network, register and create your cricket club’s Movember team.
- Be sure to include the term ‘Weet-Bix MyCricket’ in your team name (I.e. ‘Woop Woop Cricket Club Weet-Bix MyCricket’) or you won’t be eligible for the exclusive Weet-Bix MyCricket Movember prize.
- Join the MyCricket Cares Movember Network
- Once registered, a confirmation email from Movember will be sent and you can invite your teammates to join as 'MoBros' – the more teammates, the more moustaches, the more money raised, the greater chance for you and your club to win!
- We haven’t forgotten about female players and supporters either, just join as a ‘MoSista’ in your club’s team and join the ‘MoBros’ in raising money and awareness.
* Terms and conditions apply
Team Mo (11 or more)
CA is also providing the prize for the Mo Team of 11 or more that finishes 2011 with the highest fundraising tota. For full details visit the Movember website