Welcome to Club 433, an initiative of the Ferntree Gully & District Cricket Association with the backing and assistance of Australian cricketer Glenn Maxwell and the Maxwell family.
The club’s objective is to help under privileged junior cricketers remain in the sport and to aid registered players or officials within the association who are in dire need due to illness, accident or hardship.
We also wish to acknowledge the assistance received from our partner and sponsor, Harris Financial Group, in particular David Harris, a well-known identity at Mountain Gate Cricket Club.
How to apply for support
Any person may apply to the Club 433 Committee for assistance by writing to Steve Brown
P.O. Box 134, Ferntree Gully 3156 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
All applications will remain strictly confidential and the decision to provide assistance will be made at the sole discretion of the governing committee
How can you help
Any organisation or individual can help Club 433 by making a donation or providing sponsorship. All monies raised will be held in trust and a financial report for the trust will be made to the Association Annual General Meeting.
If you would like to assist or discuss sponsoring this great cause please contact the Governing Committee via email at email@example.com and a member of the committee will make contact with you to discuss ways in which you can help.
In the near future we will be adding a feature to this page where we invite players and members of the association to ask Glenn a question and we particularly encourage junior cricketers to get involved. All the questions and answers we get from Glenn will be published on the website.
Club 433 Governing Committee :
Steve Brown, Adrian Brown, Sharon Connolly, Lisa Maxwell, Neil Maxwell & Craig West.
The Maxwell Connection
Glenn Maxwell was raised directly opposite the South Belgrave Cricket Ground where he played junior and senior cricket with his older brother Daniel. It became evident early on that Glenn was a talented cricketer and he won the FTGDCA Junior Cricketer of the Year in 2003/04 & 2004/05, the only player ever to win the award twice. This award is now named the Glenn Maxwell Trophy. Glenn also played Senior Country Week in the association’s second team when he was 15 years of age.
After leaving South Belgrave CC, Glenn ventured to Premier club Richmond where he debuted in the 1st X1 before moving across town to Fitzroy Doncaster CC where he progressed via the cricket pathway into the Victorian U/19 team and ultimately the Victorian 2nd X1 and the Future Leagues Tournament. In 2009/10 he made his first class debut for Victoria in the Ford Ranger Cup final at the MCG.
Once Glenn established himself in the State side his performances blossomed and he gained selection in Australian “A” teams and performed credibly against various International X1’s. Basically, he grabbed every opportunity to advance within the ranks of Australian domestic cricket.
On 26th August 2012, Glenn created history, becoming the first player from the FTGDCA (formed in 1947) to be selected to play Test cricket for Australia, and received his “baggy green” from Matthew Hayden in India.
Another highlight for Glenn, no doubt, was being a member of the victorious Australian World Cup team that defeated New Zealand in 2015 before his home crowd at the MCG.
Although he shot to fame in the IPL, Glenn’s feet have remained firmly on the ground and when available he can be often seen watching cricket at South and is a favourite with the kids.
He is the 433rd cricketer to play Test cricket for Australia.