FDC are proud to be the ‘Pathway Partner’ of the Sydney University Cricket Club for season 2017 – 2018.
In contrast to FDC’s 27 years of operation, Sydney University Cricket Club boasts over 150 years of expertise, tradition and history.
FDC and Sydney Uni Cricket have created a partnership based on mutual values including trustworthiness, reliability, collaboration, fairness, innovation, safety and quality.
This ‘Pathway Partnership’ will see FDC Construction & Fitout supporting the development of Sydney University Cricket Club’s young players from their entry to the Club in the A.W. Green Shield competition, to their involvement in the Poidevin-Gray Shield competition, and into the 1st Grade Limited Overs and Kingsgrove Sports T20 Cup competitions.
Sydney University Cricket Club Chairman, Max Bonnell, endorsed the importance of this partnership, “Sydney Uni Cricket prides itself on supporting young student athletes develop as cricketers, students and people, and with FDC Construction & Fitout joining us this season, we will be able to achieve that better than ever”.
The poster boy for Sydney Uni Cricket’s development pathways is Ed Cowan, who skippered their first ever A.W. Green Shield team in 1997-98 and rose through the ranks of Sydney Uni before going on to dominate 1st Class cricket for NSW and Tasmania, and open the batting for the Australian test team.
With talented youngsters such as Lawrence Neil-Smith, Ryan McElduff, Dominic O’Shannessy, Ben Mitchell and Ethan Jamieson currently in the system, FDC and Sydney Uni Cricket will be working together to ensure we see these players are given the best opportunities to rise from Green Shield to Baggy Green.
Sydney Uni Cricket’s home on the Camperdown Campus of The University of Sydney places it in a picturesque and iconic location close to the Sydney CBD. On campus, FDC are also currently constructing the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) building. The new six storey FASS building will be clad in bronzed glass skin and take on a slight V-shape as it juxtaposes against the 122 year old Heydon-Laurence building and 101 year old R.D. Watt building. A central glazed atrium space will visually connect the floors with open staircases to create an open and collaborative environment.
FDC looks forward to a wonderful 2017-18 season and a strong long-term partnership.