Good Ol’ Aussie Cricket Fun

January 29, 2021

Australia Day on January 26th is the day to reflect on what it means to be an ‘Aussie,’ and to celebrate all the wonderful things we love about our beautiful country: our diverse and beautiful land, a sense of a ‘fair go’, a laid-back lifestyle, and most importantly - our people and culture.

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Pictured above Pam bowls and Shirley gets ready to hit the ball, during Brightons 'Big Bash'

Of course a big part of our culture is the love of sport, and nothing says “Australia Day” more than a friendly game of cricket with your mates.

At Mayflower Brighton, residents came together to have a fun afternoon on their very own cricket pitch.

The ‘Big Bash’ was planned impeccably and was held just a couple of days before the public holiday – to beat the hot weather that was soon to come.

Ann, a keen sportsperson herself, enjoyed getting out in the fresh air with friends while soaking up the sunshine, and she simply cannot wait for the next match.

“It was so nice to do something different, I can’t wait to play it again,” says Ann.

We also have another fun tradition at Mayflower, an Australia Day BBQ that is held every year.

And, as the tradition goes, residents of Mayflower Reservoir felt it wouldn’t be Australia Day without throwing a few snags on the barbie, flying the Australian flag, and having a good yarn.

Staff and family members of course got in the fun, taking part in the fun-filled BBQ celebration of our great southern land.

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Pictured above: Ann, poised and ready to bat.

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Pictured above Reservoir resident Rosa, wishing all a very happy Australia Day

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Pictured above: Lifestyle assistants Debbie and Alex give Barb some helpful tips and encouragement

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Pictured above: Our teams ensuure everyone has the opportunity to take part, not matter their avbilities. Here is Betty getting ready to show us how it's done.

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Pictured here is Mike, bracing himself for a great hit.

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Pictured here it's Shirleys turn to bowl for Jim as the crowd watches on.