WA Cricket season launch
The Governor attends WA Cricket’s season launch with Chair Tuck Waldron, Head Coach Adam Voges and Board member, the Hon Kerry Sanderson AC

WA Cricket season launch, and marking the 70th Anniversary of the ANZUS treaty

Cricket season is fast approaching and with that came the launch of the 2021/22 season and the unveiling of a new name for the Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA), now known as WA Cricket.

The Governor, as Patron of WA Cricket, joined CEO Christina Matthews, Chair Tuck Waldron, Head Coach Adam Voges, players, staff, media and guests at a special event at Kings Park to officially kick off what is sure to be an exciting season ahead for the sport in this state.

“What a terrific start to the day, hearing Christina Matthews share her passion about the future of WA Cricket, her vision to make the sport more inclusive and to hear about the new name and progression of redevelopment plans,” said The Governor.

“To then hear from some of the players who will represent this state across all forms of the sport in the upcoming season, you can’t help but be excited about what’s to come.”

Photo – The Governor chats with WA Cricket Head Coach Adam Voges

Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the ANZUS Treaty

Seventy years to the day the ANZUS Treaty was signed in San Francisco the Governor and Ms Annus hosted a special reception to mark the significance of this critical security partnership between Australia, New Zealand and the United States.

Welcoming WA Defence Industry Minister the Hon Paul Papalia CSC MLA, US Consul General in Perth, Mr David J. Gainer, Ms Sarah Hooper, Director of the WA State Office of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), other Dignitaires and special guests to Government House, the Governor spoke of the strong bonds embodied by the treaty.

The ANZUS treaty emerged in the wake of the Second World War, but has evolved over the decades since with a renewed focus on the Pacific region.

The anniversary event began with a special Welcome to Country by Noongar woman Kerry-Ann Winmar.

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