The Christchurch Metro Cricket Golf Day will be held on October 13 at the Christchurch Golf Club.

It will be an Ambrose format with a Shotgun start of 12pm.

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Nearly 1,000 volunteers are needed to help the largest multi-sport event to be held in Christchurch, the Christchurch Casino Golden Oldies Sports Celebration 2018.

Peter McDermott, Golden Oldies Sports Celebration 2018 event director said volunteers are at the heart of events like the Christchurch Casino Golden Oldies Sports Celebration 2018 which will be held over 10 sports over four weeks in April 2018.

“Our team of volunteers will be at the forefront of the visitor experience for the anticipated 10,000 participants, officials and supporters and, in particular, for the nearly 7,000 international visitors,” said McDermott. “This is a way for Cantabrians who aren’t entering a sport to be involved in the festival and be part of a team essential to help everything run smoothly and provide the type of hospitality Cantabrians are renowned for.”

Within the team of volunteers there are sports roles such as umpires, referees, scorers, assisting at aid stations or setting up equipment. There are also volunteer opportunities across all other aspects of the event including transport, way finding, media and so on.

Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, available for a minimum of three shifts during one or more weeks in April 2018, be able to attend three training sessions, be subject to NZ Police vetting and cover their own travel and accommodation costs if coming from outside Christchurch.

McDermott said volunteers will be provided with branded clothing, meal vouchers, training, certificate of appreciation which can be used as a reference, and invitation to a Finale ‘thank you’ function following the Christchurch Casino Golden Oldies Sports Celebration 2018.

Applications to join the Christchurch Casino Golden Oldies Sports Celebration 2018 volunteer team close on 1 October, 2017, with the first training session scheduled for the end of October.

To find out more or register as a volunteer go to:

Jeremy Curwin has been appointed as the Chief Executive of Canterbury Cricket.  Jeremy Curwin replaces Lee Germon who has accepted a role as the General Manager of Sydney Thunder. 

Canterbury Cricket Board Chairman, Ashley Taggart, said that Jeremy Curwin was a stand-out candidate in a very qualified field of applicants and that he brought with him an understanding of elite sport and running highly motivated teams towards goals and a common vision.  Jeremy Curwin excelled as being a strategic thinker, with a high attention to detail and possessing strong leadership skills. 

Jeremy Curwin’s most previous role has been as the Head of Commerical Operations at Somerset County Cricket Club.  In his 5 years in this role, he has helped Somerest CCC increase their sponsorship revenue by 30% year on year as well as bucking the national trend in the UK, by increasing the Somerset CCC membership base.  He introduced a media and digital strategy that led to subsequent increases in social media following at the Somerset CCC.   

Prior to that, Jeremy Curwin has worked at Bath Rugby Club as their Commercial Manager and Marketing and Communications Director and with Red Bull where he was the Regional Brand Manager and the Mainstream Sports Manager.   

Jeremy Curwin will start his role in late September and will move to Christchurch with his partner and young family.