Les Favell Cricket Foundation
The Les Favell Foundation was established in October 1988 following a suggestion by a former South Australian Cricket Association president, Phil Ridings. The creation of the foundation was viewed by the SACA as a way of honouring the memory of one of South Australia’s best-loved cricketers who also had a major role in coaching young players.
Congratulations to this year's Les Favell Scholarship recipients:
Samantha Betts - Broken Hill, right arm medium fast bowler
Kyle Gillespie – Riverland, left arm fast bowler
Isaac Boylan - Eyre Peninsula, allrounder
Amanda Wellington -Port Adelaide, right arm leg spinner
Joshua Hoffman - Port Adelaide, right hand batter
Patrick Page - South East, left hand batter and wicket keeper
Aiden McGregor-Baptista -East Torrens, right hand bat and right arm off spinner
Matthew Allen (Basil Sellers initiative) - South East, allrounder
Les Favell Foundation scholarship recipients
Each season The Les Favell Foundation supports young cricketers in South Australia achieve their dreams of playing at the highest level. The foundation was established in October 1988 to assist in the promotion of young underprivileged cricketers in South Australia in all aspects of cricket education. The Foundations first recipient was former West End Redbacks batsman and current West End Redbacks Assistant Coach, Jeff Vaughan.
Shaun Tait is a former Les Favell Foundation Scholarship holder
The major objective of the foundation when it was constituted was to assist in the promotion of young underprivileged cricketers in South Australia in all aspects of cricket education including coaching, training and competition both within South Australia and interstate or overseas and in physical and sports education and education generally. In 1994 the objectives were expanded to include ‘disadvantaged’ cricketers.
The criteria used for selection of foundation scholarship holders are:
Under 18 years of age;
Potential to play A grade cricket;
They must be disadvantaged in some manner, this may include, disadvantaged by distance and having to travel large distances to play grade cricket in Adelaide, financially disadvantaged, home situation or any other means;
Must be persons who will represent the foundation in a positive and responsible manner.