Sydney Cricket Ground Trust

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Sydney Cricket and Sports Ground Trust
TypeGovernment agency
Location
Coordinates33°53′S 151°13′E / 33.883°S 151.217°E / -33.883; 151.217Coordinates: 33°53′S 151°13′E / 33.883°S 151.217°E / -33.883; 151.217
Services
Chairman
Tony Shepherd AO
Deputy Chairman
Rod McGeoch AO
Chief Executive Officer
Jamie Barkley
Parent organization
Government of New South Wales
Affiliations
Websitescgt.nsw.gov.au

The Sydney Cricket and Sports Ground Trust (popularly known as the Sydney Cricket Ground Trust or SCG Trust) is an agency of the Government of New South Wales that operates several sporting facilities in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

The SCG Trust operates the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) and Sydney Football Stadium (SFS) at Moore Park in 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, Sydney Swans and Sydney FC relocated their headquarters inside the Sheridan Building. In total, there are four different clubs from four 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 ten bronze sculpture statues to be placed around the grounds of the SCG and SFS.

Order Date Honouree Sport, location Notes
1 January 4, 2008 Richie Benaud OBE Cricket, bowler [2]
2 March 20, 2008 Dally Messenger Rugby League, located outside of the SFS [3]
3 January 5, 2009 Fred Spofforth Cricket, fast bowler [4]
4 June 5, 2009 Trevor Allan Rugby union and rugby league footballer [5]
5 August 29, 2009 Paul Roos Australian rules football [6]
6 December 7, 2009 Stephen Yabba Gascoign Famous spectator Located inside the grounds, taking over two seats on the concourse in front of the new Victor Trumper stand.[7]
7 January 5, 2010 Stan McCabe Cricket, batsman [8]
8 August 9, 2010 Reg Gasnier AM Rugby league and rugby union Part of the Basil Sellers Sports Sculpture project.[9]
Ken Catchpole OAM Rugby union Relocated in 2017 to outside the Rugby Australia House
Paul Kelly Australian rules football
Steve Waugh AO Cricket, batsman
12 2016 Johnny Warren MBE OAM Football [10]
13 January 3, 2018 Betty Cuthbert and Marlene Mathews Athletics The first female athletes to be honoured.[11][12]

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:[13][14]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Neville Carnegie. "History of the Tigers Cricket Club". Sydney Cricket Club. Retrieved 13 December 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. ^ Roebuck, Peter (8 December 2009). "Yabba back on the Hill". The Age. Retrieved 5 January 2010.
  8. ^ "SCG statue immortalises McCabe". ABC Sport. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 5 January 2010. Retrieved 5 January 2010.
  9. ^ Ritchie, Dean (9 August 2010). "Reg Gasnier immortalised in bronze". The Daily Telegraph. Australia: Herald and Weekly Times. Retrieved 2 October 2010.
  10. ^ Johnny Warren Sculpture - Unveiling the Legend
  11. ^ "Bronze sculptures of Australia's olympic athletes Betty Cuthbert and Marlene Mathews Photos and Images | european pressphoto agency". Epa.eu. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  12. ^ "Cuthbert and Mathews our first ladies in bronze - Precinct". Scgt.nsw.gov.au. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  13. ^ "SCG Trust unveils inaugural inductees in Media Hall of Honour". Sydney Cricket & Sports Ground Trust. Retrieved 15 September 2014.
  14. ^ 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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