Judith received her official ICC Women’s T20 World Cup volunteer uniform when the national ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Trophy Tour came to Bendigo on 22 January.
The Trophy Tour is showcasing the stories of inspiring women from communities across Australia and will next visit Melbourne from 4 – 10 February ahead of the first Women’s match at Junction Oval on 27 February.
Judith Kidman is a former Bendigo teacher who loves her cricket so much she’s more than ready to make a four- hour return trip from Bendigo each day to volunteer in Melbourne during the competition.
Responsible for establishing and running an English program for refugees in Bendigo including Primary and Secondary education, Judith also has runs on the board when it comes to volunteering through her work with Community Meals. She also volunteers with the City of Greater Bendigo at their theatres.
“With all volunteering, the rewards are far more than you ever give. I’m expecting to meet some other like-minded people and expecting to be excited by some good cricket!” Judith said.
Judith will fulfil one of 1,200 volunteer roles around Australia across both the women’s and men’s tournaments, with dedicated volunteers supporting across a wide range of roles and representing the diversity of our nation’s communities across ages, cultures and background.
Victorian volunteers will support 13 group stage matches at Junction Oval and the Melbourne Cricket Ground, both the women’s and men’s finals at the MCG and men’s first round matches in Geelong at Kardinia Park Stadium.
With Victoria hosting more games during the tournament than any other state, local volunteers will be busy welcoming thousands of sports fans from around Australia and the world to Victoria.
World Cup organisers have secured global superstar Katy Perry to perform at the 8 March decider at the MCG on International Women’s Day. Victorians are being encouraged to come along and smash the world record for attendance at a women’s sporting event that’s inspiring budding female cricketers for years to come.
The ICC T20 World Cup Volunteers Program is just one of the many initiatives the Victorian Government is supporting to help communities share in the excitement of the ICC T20 World Cup 2020, which features two stand-alone events in the one country for the first time.
For more information on the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup and the Trophy Tour’s route.