Sandgate-Redcliffe Cricket Club volunteer 'true role model’
KENNETH (Ken) Dixon has demonstrated true commitment to the Sandgate community and the game of cricket through his voluntary work at Sandgate-Redcliffe District Cricket Club.
Ken joined the Sandgate-Redcliffe executive committee in 1973 and was elected assistant secretary in 1982. Since 1991, he has been club secretary and has been instrumental in the day-to-day functioning of the club, from attracting new players and organising member registrations, to assisting with club enquiries and being on-call 24/7.
Ken has a strong desire to continually improve club grounds and facilities, including the submission of government grants to better equip the club. In addition to his role as secretary, Ken has taken on a number of other voluntary duties at Sandgate-Redcliffe, including juniors' coach, mentor to budding cricketers and stand-in groundsman. Ken has always been passionate about cricket being available to all members of the community.
In 1995, he introduced women's cricket to Sandgate-Redcliffe and the club is now home to five members of the Queensland Women's Cricket Team - more than any other district team.
Ken is also responsible for establishing scholarship exchange programs with teams from Papua New Guinea and New Zealand.
An advocate for the Sandgate community, Ken has been involved with providing community cricket events at Sandgate festivals for more than 20 years.
"Ken is seen as a true role model for many up-and-coming players and his approachability is to be admired."- Nominator