What BFC is about?
Batting for change is all about using our cricket
skills for something bigger than personal gain or selection. Girls in Sri Lanka
and India living in poverty-stricken areas rarely get to complete year 12
equivalent education let alone attend university.
Ryan Carters created a way to make a difference in
these girls’ lives. He decided he would raise money for these girls and fund
uni scholarships so that they would have the opportunity to attend tertiary
education. His charity was created to bring families out of poverty through
People from all over Australia are asked by Ryan to
please pledge a donation amount for every 6 hit by Ryan or a Sydney Sixers player
in the BBL tournament each year. This money is then added up with 100% of funds
raised going to girls living in the poverty-stricken areas of India and Sri
Lanka and is used to fund scholarships for them.
How I became
I was looking for a way to use my cricket for
something bigger then myself. Trying to get to the next level and selection
became my focus, which was putting pressure on me and my cricket performance
was worsening rather than improving.
During this time, I kept coming across news stories
and Facebook updates about Ryan’s BFC journey. I read all about it and became
excited that I could use my cricket to help others in need. I decided that I had to be involved and that I
would love the opportunity to use my own cricket matches no matter what level
to make a difference in these girls’ lives.
involvement is/ will be
Ryan Carters has asked me to be BFC’s first ever, Junior
From Feb 2016 until December 31st 2016 I
will tally up the total amount of boundaries I hit, whether it is a 4 or 6. I
am asking my family, friends, teammates, cricket clubs and anyone else from the
public to please make a donation pledge per boundary I hit. Donations can be as
large or as small as people wish to donate, but remember even a gold coin
pledge per boundary I hit helps these girls heaps and makes a big difference in
So far I have hit 18 boundaries and raised just over
$1200. It is very exciting each time I hit a boundary when I am batting, as I
know this is going towards something bigger than me.
In January 2017 I will present Ryan Carters and his
BFC charity with the total amount of money I have raised. 100% of these funds
will go to the girls living in these poverty-stricken areas in India and Sri
Lanka and create the opportunity for them to receive further education and
bring their family out of poverty.
How other people
1. Pledge a donation per boundary I hit
2. Make a one off donation to me
3. Spread the word to your family, friends and work
colleagues about pledging a donation per boundary or a one off donation
4. Like and share my Facebook Page to get the word
Bank Account Details
Account Name: Batting for Change
Account Number: 27135892