Sydney Thunder, through the Thunder Foundation, has donated cricket gear and uniform to community groups and universities in Indonesia.
BBL|04 rookie and Thunder Nation Cup All Stars captain, Hameed Kherkhah was visiting Indonesia having been selected as a representative for the Australia-Indonesia Muslim Exchange Program and distributed the equipment and delivered a cricket session with coaching staff from Cricket Indonesia.
“Being involved in the Thunder Nation Cup and Thunder Leadership Program had me ready to face the challenge of new cultures”, Kherkhah said.
“The Thunder Nation Cup is full of guys that are from different backgrounds and religions and I have learnt a lot from them”.
The donation of gear through the Thunder Foundation aims to inspire communities around the world to participate in cricket and support the development of the game.
“It was really special to see the boys and girls in Indonesia wearing the Sydney Thunder gear. Their role models included Shane Watson and Patrick Cummins”, Kherkhah said.
“I want to go back and help them out with their cricket because they are very keen on learning and they are hard-working”.
The Thunder Foundation is the charitable arm of Sydney Thunder and exists to give back to communities, both locally and abroad.
“Through the provision of cricket equipment, we hope to inspire girls and boys around the world to play cricket”, said Lee Germon, Sydney Thunder General Manager.
“We are committed to supporting the development of cricket across the Thunder Nation”.
Sydney Thunder has donated cricket equipment and uniform to; Kenya, Nepal, Uganda, the Caribbean, Germany, Canada and Fiji.
For more information and to donate visit www.thunderfoundation.com.au