About the project

The Thunder Foundation is Sydney Thunder’s charitable arm and it reflects the Club’s mission to give back to the community. The Thunder Foundation exists as a vehicle to make sustainable social change, both locally and overseas. 


Sydney Thunder’s mission is to serve New Sydney and regional New South Wales with pride and passion and to be an example of excellence, dedication and inclusion on the field and within the community.


The Thunder Foundation is comprised of four pillars; Thunder Assist, Thunder Abroad, Thunder Leadership Program and Thunder Scholarships. Donations to the Thunder Foundation help ensure the sustainability of these influential community initiatives.


Donations to the Thunder Foundation help ensure the sustainability of these influential community initiatives.


Thunder Assist

The Thunder Assist program provides support to the local cricket community by offering grants for Clubs and aiding Clubs during crisis or hardship with cricket gear, merchandise and financial support.


Thunder Abroad

Thunder Abroad is a global, community connection where Sydney Thunder helps drive real, social change in overseas communities. By providing cricket gear and uniform we are inspiring girls and boys around the world to participate in cricket.

Clubs can support the Thunder Abroad initiative by donating used cricket gear and uniform to the Thunder Foundation.


Thunder Leadership Program

The Thunder Leadership Program is a 4-week program delivered to high school students across western Sydney and regional NSW. Using Sydney Thunder players as key ambassadors and role models, the program engages and inspires youth to connect with their community and establish a strong sense of belonging, while developing their self-confidence.


Thunder Scholarships

Thunder Scholarships supports the development of regional cricketers, by providing an avenue to join the player pathway. Sydney Thunder annually hosts the Thunder Regional Rookie trials, where a female and male player are selected to join the Women’s Big Bash League and Big Bash League squads throughout the season.

SUPPORT OUR PROJECTS

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    New South Wales Cricket Association

    Thunder Assist: Thunder Assist will help support clubs, association schools and local community initiatives through donations of cricket gear, merchandise and financial contributions.

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    New South Wales Cricket Association

    Thunder Abroad: Thunder Abroad provides support to cricket communities in developing countries in order to foster the growth of cricket.

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    New South Wales Cricket Association

    Thunder Leadership Program: Sydney Thunder Leadership Program is a 4 week program created to engage and inspire students from Years 7 to 12 through cricket-themed in and out of class activities utilising Sydney Thunder players as role models.

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    New South Wales Cricket Association

    Thunder Scholarships: Supporting the development of young male and female cricketers from the ACT and regional NSW via individual scholarships and travel assistance to train with the Thunder WBBL and BBL teams in the lead up the 2016/17 KFC Big Bash…

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    New South Wales Cricket Association

    CNSW Young Talented Cricketer Project: Supporting the development of U17 and U19 cricketers in NSW via individual sport scholarships and travel assistance for representative squads.

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