Sports Focus celebrates with ‘Administrator of the Year’ and special guest Mel Jones

2017 ‘Administrator of the Year’ Finalists

Sports Focus has celebrated everything sport in the Loddon Campaspe region with a special evening in Bendigo. This featured the announcement of the 2017 ‘Administrator of the Year’ award and a special guest interview with former Australian Cricketer and Sports Commentator, Mel Jones.

The winner of the 2017 ‘Administrator of the Year’ was announced as Rob McIntyre for his contributions to Gisborne & District Cricket Association and Romsey Sporting Association. With two current key positions in community organisations, and through over 35 years in a variety of committee roles, Rob continues to ensure the growth of sport in his community. Read more about our winner…

Mel Jones, being interviewed by Dr Carol McKinstry

We were also very excited and privileged to hear from Mel Jones as she discussed her journey into the male-dominated world of cricket and sports commentating. Sharing her experiences as a female starting out in the sport of cricket and sports commentary and the challenges associated such as gender inequality, attitudes and practices that treated women as second-class and the changes she has seen in sport over the years. Our audience were intrigued to hear her views on the important role clubs can play in changing environments, to create clubs that can challenge issues of gender equality and ensure everyone can participate in sport for life.