Rusty Cricket

   Monday 8th November, 2021  •  05:00 pm to 07:00 pm

Rusty Cricket started because a few people in the local community of Loch wanted a weekly dose of cricket without committing to every Saturday.

When: Rusty Cricket is held on Monday nights, during daylight savings.

Where: Loch Reserve

Watch video and learn more about Rusty Cricketers:

"If you commit to playing cricket on a Saturday, it means every Saturday, every Thursday night, some social activities, some club activities. So, a few of us just wanted to come down here and have a net session. And that's what we did."

Rusty Cricket, spokesperson, Mr. Garry Knox

It's an opportunity to chat. It gets them into circulation. They meet people that otherwise, they wouldn't have come in contact with,"

Garry Knox discussing Rusty Cricket participants.

South Gippsland Shire Council: Shift the Work life Balance Project

The Shift the Work-Life Balance project’s role is to engage with shift workers, farmers and the dairy industry to identify local activities for community members living in South Gippsland.

The Shift the Work-Life Balance project is funded by the Victorian Responsible Gambling foundation as evidence shows that those who work shift work or hours outside of nine to five have higher incidences of experiencing gambling harm due to their social isolation.

Working outside nine to five or shift work means that committing to regular sports and activities is complicated as people are not always available for training or matches. In addition, if you live in a smaller community, the travel time to and from some activities makes them unattractive.

The shift the work-life balance project looks to find out what people in South Gippsland would like to do if there were no barriers and then facilitate delivery methods. Ideas for what this might look like are casual memberships, apps to book classes, digital locks to allow out-of-hours access to facilities.

If you have any ideas for events and activities share them at: Your Ideas