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Kaspa to speak at Australia Day awards ceremony

Charters Towers Regional Council has announced former Australian international cricketer Michael Kasprowicz as the special guest speaker at the Charters Towers Australia Day awards ceremony.

The retired fast bowler has served as the President of the Australian Cricketers’ Association and has been a Director of Cricket Australia since 2016.
 
Michael retired from first class cricket in 2007-2008 after playing 115 matches and taking 505 wickets. Since retirement, he has worked as a cricket commentator and runs his own company that specialises in the facilitation of business relationships with Queensland interests nationally and internationally.
 
A Level III coach, he was a Board member of the Queensland Cricketers' Club for three years and is a founding member of the Bulls Masters organisation.
 
Michael will bring his unique experiences as a professional athlete, Director and corporate professional to his presentation.
 
Mayor Liz Schmidt said she was very happy Council could secure Michael Kasprowicz for the Australia Day award ceremony. “Cricket is such a big part of our Aussie and local culture that it’s very fitting that we can have Michael speak at our awards.
 
“He should be very well received, and I hope the community takes the opportunity to come and hear him speak.
 
“Michael will be available to chat and sign autographs following the Awards ceremony,” Cr Schmidt said.
 
The award ceremony is to recognise and acknowledge the achievements of outstanding individuals and organisations who contribute to our region. The ceremony will also include guest speaker and Australia Day Ambassador Carmel Crouch, cutting of the Australia Day cake and is proudly supported by the Queensland Government.
 
Australia Day Awards Ceremony: Friday 25 January 2019, World Theatre 7pm to 9pm For more information visit www.charterstowers.qld.gov.au/events
 
OGG 17 January 2019