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Saputo Supports New Cricket Training Facility in Allansford

8 February 2021

Saputo Dairy Australia (SDA) is pleased to announce a contribution of $20,000 to fund the construction of a new, five lane outdoor cricket net training facility at the Allansford Recreation Reserve.
Members of the Allansford-Panmure Cricket Club, Allansford Recreation Reserve Committee, Saputo Dairy Australia and other funding partners will officially launch the facility.

The Allansford-Panmure Cricket Club, and its membership base of over 200, are the beneficiary of funding through Saputo’s Legacy Program, which supports and invests in local communities where it operates.

Speaking at the facility launch, Michael Smith, Treasurer of the Allansford-Panmure Cricket Club praised the new outdoor nets as positively impacting the way the Club would train.

“We are extremely proud of this facility and the volunteer effort that goes into maintaining it for the benefit of the community. We are grateful for Saputo’s support, as their contribution gives us the capacity to continue to grow cricket in the area. It goes a long way in assisting the Club with our vision of promoting a community-first, welcoming and inclusive culture,” Mr Smith said.

Gerard Lourey, SDA’s Director of Operations, said “We are proud to have the opportunity to support our local community. Our Legacy Program is driven by actively investing in projects that can help our communities to lead active and healthy lifestyles.”

“The Allansford township is in the heartland of Saputo’s operations in south-west Victoria, with many employees and farmer suppliers either living close by or involved in the Club. We are pleased to support the Allansford-Panmure Cricket Club to deliver this project, which aligns with our ongoing promise to never stop building a future we can be proud of by making meaningful contributions to local communities”.

Community engagement is important to Saputo and the company strives to invest 1% of its pre-tax profits each year in community programs and organizations that promote a healthy lifestyle for people of all ages. To learn more, visit www.saputodairyaustralia.com.au/en/our-promise/local-community-partnerships 

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About Saputo Dairy Australia

Saputo Dairy Australia produces, markets and distributes a wide range of high quality dairy products for the domestic and international markets including cheese, fluid milk, extended shelf-life milk and cream products, cultured products and dairy ingredients. We are the largest dairy processor in Australia. Our products are sold in several countries under well-known brand names such as Caboolture, CHEER™, Cracker Barrel*, Devondale, Great Ocean Road, King Island Dairy, Liddells, Mersey Valley, MG Ingredients, Mil Lel, South Cape, Sungold and Tasmanian Heritage. We are part of Saputo Inc., one of the top ten dairy processors in the world.

*Cracker Barrel is a registered trademark of Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC, used under license

About the Allansford-Panmure Cricket Club

The Allansford-Panmure Cricket Club (APCC) is a member of the Warrnambool & District Cricket Association in the south west of Victoria. Our Club runs 9 Junior Teams, 5 Senior Teams and a Milo-In-2-Cricket Program. The APCC was recently formed through a merger of the Allansford Cricket Club and the Panmure Cricket Club, both with strong and proud histories.
We are very family and community orientated. We take pride in the fact that we are one of the very, very few reserves/sporting clubs that plan, build and maintain all our facilities ourselves. This is done through many volunteer hours and means we keep control of how the Reserve and its facilities are presented.

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