Sydney Cricket Ground Trust

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The Sydney Cricket and Sports Ground Trust (popularly known as the Sydney Cricket Ground Trust) is an organisation that operates several sporting facilities in Sydney, Australia.

The SCG Trust operates the Sydney Cricket Ground and Sydney Football Stadium at Moore Park in eastern Sydney. In mid-2008, its head office The Sheridan Building opened, making it the third building to erect in the Gold Members Car Park, alongside the Headquarters of Sydney City Roosters and New South Wales Rugby Union. Soon after it opened, (South Melbourne) Sydney Swans and Sydney FC relocated their Headquarters inside the Sheridan Building. In total, there are 4 different clubs from 4 different sports codes with their headquarters at the ground.

In 2007 the UTS-Balmain club formed a partnership with the Sydney Cricket Ground Trust and are now known as Sydney CC or Sydney Cricket Club or just simply Sydney Tigers.[1]

Statues[edit]

The Trust has commissioned 10 bronze sculpture statues to be placed around the grounds of the SCG and SFS. As of 2010 seven statues have been unveiled.

The first statue commissioned was of bowler Richie Benaud and was unveiled on 4 January 2008 by Benaud himself.[2] Rugby League player Dally Messenger was the next recipient of a statue which was unveiled on 20 March 2008 outside of the SFS.[3] A statue of the fast bowler Fred Spofforth was unveiled a year after the first statue on 5 January 2009.[4] Rugby Union and Rugby League footballer Trevor Allan was the next to be unveiled on 5 June 2009 followed by the Australian Rules Football player Paul Roos on 29 August 2009.[5][6] The next cricketer to be immortalised was batsman Stan McCabe unveiled on 5 January 2010.[7] In 2010 a bronze statue of Reg Gasnier was unveiled as the seventh inside the SCG precinct as part of the Basil Sellers Sports Sculpture project.[8]

Aside from the statues honouring sporting champions a statue of famous spectator Yabba was unveiled on 7 December 2009.[9] He is the only statue placed inside the grounds taking over two seats on the concourse in front of the new Victor Trumper stand.

Media Hall of Honour[edit]

In 2014 the Sydney Cricket and Sports Ground Trust opened the Media Hall of Honour at the MA Noble Stand's media centre with fifteen inaugural inductees:[10][11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Neville Carnegie. "History of the Tigers Cricket Club". Sydney Cricket Club. Retrieved December 13, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Bronzed Benaud stands tall at SCG". ABC News. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 4 January 2008. Retrieved 5 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "Statue honours Dally Messenger". ABC News. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 30 March 2008. Retrieved 5 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Spofforth statue unveiled at SCG". ABC News. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 5 January 2009. Retrieved 5 January 2010. 
  5. ^ "Trevor Allan immortalised in bronze". Sydney Cricket Ground Trust. 6 June 2009. Retrieved 5 January 2010. 
  6. ^ "Paul Roos honoured with AFL sculpture". Sydney Cricket Ground Trust. 29 August 2009. Retrieved 5 January 2010. 
  7. ^ "SCG statue immortalises McCabe". ABC Sport. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 5 January 2010. Retrieved 5 January 2010. 
  8. ^ Ritchie, Dean (9 August 2010). "Reg Gasnier immortalised in bronze". The Daily Telegraph. Australia: Herald and Weekly Times. Retrieved 2 October 2010. 
  9. ^ Roebuck, Peter (8 December 2009). "Yabba back on the Hill". The Age. Retrieved 5 January 2010. 
  10. ^ "SCG Trust unveils inaugural inductees in Media Hall of Honour". http://sydneycricketground.com.au/. Sydney Cricket & Sports Ground Trust. Retrieved 15 September 2014.  External link in |website= (help)
  11. ^ Conn, Malcolm (26 August 2014). "SCG include Richie Benaud and Ray Warren in their 15 inaugural members of the Media Hall of Honour". The Daily Telegraph. News Ltd. Retrieved 15 September 2014. 

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