Multhana Property Services - Sponsorships - West Indigies Townsville Cricket Team

Competing in the Goldfield Ashes Cricket Carnival for the last nine consecutive years, the West Indigies continued their streak this year following sponsorships from local and First Nations businesses, including Multhana.

Travelling from their Townsville base to the carnival in Charters Towers, Multhana’s sponsorship supported the team in purchasing uniforms, dress shirts, and hats.

The West Indigies team consists of brothers, nephews, and mates who share a bond over their love of the sport.

More than just a game, however, cricket provides opportunities for bonding and mentorship within the community. West Indigies’ have created the Leadership and Resilience Program to support Indigenous youth and combat the psychosocial factors contributing to the poor state of Indigenous health in Australia. The program focuses on three key pillars – Cultural Identity, Health & Wellbeing, and Stronger Relationships – to help teammates and individuals build a strong support structure.

Grants & Sponsorships Coordinator, Glenn Butler, says: “there is evidence that good role-modelling and mentoring can promote a sense of empowerment and positive health behaviours in young people. We are ordinary people achieving extraordinary outcomes.”

The annual Goldfields Ashes Cricket Carnival is the largest cricket carnival in the southern hemisphere, with over 200 teams competing across three days. The carnival has become a highlight for many aspiring young North Queensland cricketers, with limited team numbers and large waiting lists.