Local District Past Residents
Sunshine Heights Club Presidents, Secretary, Treasurers, Life Members, etc
The Sunshine Heights Cricket Club (SHCC) was first established in 1954. During its formation and establishment period (1950-60s) the make-up of the club was predominantly Anglo-Saxon. The Club culture was traditional and included aspects associated with Clubs of the era.
In season 1996-1997, the SHCC with its dwindling membership numbers, resources and prospects, President Nick Hatzoglou introduced new ideas that started to challenge the traditional model of a sporting club. This included looking at the environment, the culture, resources and approach. The SHCC’s Club Executive and Life Members wanted to differentiate the Sunshine Heights Cricket club from other local cricket clubs and transform the culture of the club to from its traditional approach to one that is far more family friendly and inclusive environment for all players and supporters.
As a result, the club and the changing demographics over the past 17 years the make-up of the SHCC has changed dramatically, largely reflecting the local community of the day. From its traditional foundations, the demographic started to shift during the 1960s and 1970s, initially from Europe, with a significant number of players coming from Greek, Italian, Maltese and Polish backgrounds. This transformation has continued throughout the 1980-2000 with new members emerging from Asian, African and sub-continent backgrounds. In addition to European migrants, the biggest increases in participants have been from India, South Sudan, Vietnam, Sri Lanka and Pakistan.
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