The Hobart Hurricanes are proud to announce the North West Tasmanian town of Latrobe will host the second instalment of the Hurricanes Indigenous Tournament, in conjunction with the Latrobe Council, Tassal Salmon and fellow BBL club Sydney Thunder.
This tournament was a huge success in the regional NSW town of Orange last summer, with all eyes now turning to Latrobe for the next instalment to be held during the final week of November.
Aside from three T20 matches to be played across two days, the Latrobe Recreation Ground will come alive with cultural experiences from the local community.
A Male Indigenous Squad will be selected from trials held in the lead-up to the week and there will also be a Female Pathway element to the tournament.
Hurricanes General Manager Phil Rigby is confident the Hurricanes Indigenous Tournament can continue to build upon its initial success from last season.
“Last year’s tournament was fantastic and we received great feedback from the players that it was an ideal preparation for their National Indigenous Cricket Championships,” he said.
“We are delighted to be able to bring this tournament we’re hosting to Latrobe in the North West, and we would like to thank the Latrobe Council for supporting it.
"This is another great opportunity to engage cricket supporters and the wider community, in line with our vision of being #TasmaniasTeam.”
Latrobe Council Mayor Peter Freshney said: “It is particularly pleasing that our community will play host to games in the Indigenous Tournament and there will be a pathway element for female players included in this initiative."
"Latrobe Council and our community are rightly proud of our local recreation ground and associated facilities, and we welcome the awarding of these Hurricanes games.”
Hurricanes BBL Principal Partner Tassal Salmon are also involved in the initiative, featuring their branding on the specially-designed Indigenous shirts the players will wear throughout the tournament.
This shirt will form part of an exciting release closer to the tournament dates.
"Tassal is both proud and excited to support this great Hobart Hurricanes community initiative with our logo displayed on the backs of the playing shirts for all Indigenous Tournament participants," said Tassal Salmon's Head of Engagement Barb McGregor.
For over 30 years, Tassal has been bringing delicious, fresh and healthy Tasmanian Atlantic salmon to consumers across Australia. Today, they are the leaders in producing responsibly farmed Tasmanian salmon and are the Protein of Choice for the Hurricanes.
Stay tuned to the Hobart Hurricanes website and social media channels for all the exciting updates to come as we get closer to the 2018 Hurricanes Indigenous Tournament against the Sydney Thunder.