Spartan Sports is proud to welcome Catherine McGregor as the newest member on our team of cricket brand ambassadors.
Catherine is one of Australia’s leading cricket media authorities as both a commentator and journalist and authored the book “An Indian Summer of Cricket” in 2012. The story of her fascinating life will be published next month. She is well known as Australia’s most prominent Transgender woman and an advocate for LGBT rights and equality.
Her latest journey includes a return to competitive cricket at the age of 60. She is currently playing in the Canberra Grade competition and has hopes of grabbing the attention of franchise talents scouts on the eve of the second season of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL).
Spartan is supporting Catherine as her equipment sponsor as she aims to create cricket history.
“Catherine is an inspiration to so many people, not just in the cricket community,” Spartan Sports Managing Director Kunal Sharma said.
“We are thrilled to be supporting Catherine at Spartan and just like everyone out there, we are equally excited and intrigued to see how this next phase of her cricketing career plays out.”
“Cricket is for everyone. From the elite to grassroots level. No matter where you come from or what your background is, we all share a common love for this great game and Catherine epitomises a lot of what Spartan stands for. Hard work, determination, goals and dreams.”
“Spartan is about supplying the equipment needed to chase cricket goals and dreams. We are proud to be associated with her pursuit of her cricketing ambitions.”
In teaming up with Spartan, Catherine joins the most illustrious team of brand ambassadors in world cricket.
The world’s greatest ever run scorer Sachin Tendulkar, India ODI captain MS Dhoni, Australia’s World Cup winning captain Michael Clarke, Ashes hero Mitchell Johnson, Southern Stars opening bowler Holly Ferling and West Indies superstars Chris Gayle and Andre Russell are among the list of talent supported by Spartan.
“It’s a huge honour to come on board with Spartan and to be mentioned in the same breath as some of the greatest players to ever play the game means a great deal to me,” McGregor said.
“It’s an innovative brand being used by some of the men and women I most admire in world cricket so to be joining Spartan means a huge amount to me.”
“I am acutely aware of the honour that has been bestowed upon me and I hope I can add some lustre to the brand. I need to get amongst the runs and I would like to strive to get to the highest level of representation that I can.”
“I’m playing first-grade regularly now and starting to find a bit of form. I am absolutely aware of the obstacles posed by my age and my absence from the game but I don’t want to set a limit. If I could make a WBBL franchise I would love that. I would love to play for the ACT Meteors and represent them at home. I’m not setting any limit but they’re the ambitions and I will give it a serious shot.”
“The great news is that Pat Howard and Greg Chappell have both been very encouraging. No one’s got a yellow card up at this stage and if I’m good enough I’ll get picked. The ball is really in my court.”
“I feel so lucky to have Spartan helping me out. It’s the best gear I have ever used. Joining Spartan has felt like arriving at a family. Don’t go past Spartan. Think Spartan for Christmas. Think Spartan all summer.”
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