In partnership with the City of Greater Geelong and the Victorian Government, the Renegades will host a Family Day on Sunday December 10 from 11am, visit local schools, and stage an important practice match.
The City of Greater Geelong’s Mayor Cr Bruce Harwood said the camp will bring locals closer to their heroes.
“Geelong is thrilled to host the Melbourne Renegades for their training camp ahead of the BBL T20 double-header in January at the GMHBA stadium,” he said.
“BBL is proving a massive hit for cricket fans across Australia, and hosting a team in Geelong for a pre-season training camp is another opportunity for fans to see their sporting heroes in action.
“Having the Renegades train and spend time with the local community is a testament to how much we love our cricket in Geelong and the quality of our fantastic sporting facilities.”
Led by captains Aaron Finch, who grew up in Colac, and Amy Satterthwaite the Renegades will also take on the Sydney Sixers in a double-header at GMHBA Stadium on January 3.
Minister for Sport, Tourism and Major Events, and Member for Lara, the Hon John Eren MP said
“We’re proud to be bringing the first ever Big Bash double-header in regional Victoria this summer,” he said.
“Events like these give locals the chance to see their heroes live in their own backyard, and visitors the opportunity to see all our region has to offer.
“The December camp involving both the men’s and women’s teams will boost the local economy and inspire our kids to follow in the footsteps of Aaron Finch and Sophie Molineux.”
The Renegades commitment to the Geelong region has been further enhanced by the formation of a partnership with Avalon Airport.
Throughout the Big Bash season Avalon Airport will be a Co-Major partner for the WBBL side and Official Partner for the BBL team.
“We’re really excited to be involved with the Renegades this season,” Avalon Airport CEO Justin Giddings said.
“The population throughout the south west of Victoria swells during the summer, so we see this as a nice fit and we’re really happy the Melbourne Renegades will have a strong presence in the region.
“The Big Bash competition has captured everyone’s imagination throughout its early years and we’re looking forward to being part of the continued growth of the league and the Renegades.”
The double-header in January will feature a special Nickelodeon flavour with several activations in place for kids, and the young at heart, to enjoy.
Renegades Chief Executive Stuart Coventry said the club is committed to providing a great day of family entertainment.
“This really is Renegades territory - our BBL Captain Aaron Finch is from Colac, Tim Ludeman grew up in Warrnambool and we’re proud of our connection to Victoria’s south west corridor.
“The opportunity to spend time in the community ahead of the start of the season will be invaluable for our players.
“We’re really excited about taking our brand and the entertainment we can deliver to cricket fans of all ages throughout the region.”
Melbourne Renegades Family Day and Practice Match
Sunday 10 December
11am – 3pm
Geelong Cricket Ground, Kardinia Park, 1 Carr St, Geelong
No entry charge, on-site parking
Family day activities: 11am-3pm
Melbourne Renegades Practice Match Main Event: 12:00pm