To mark the Australian Women’s Cricket team’s Indigenous themed Twenty20 International against England in January 2020, Alyssa Healy, Rachael Haynes and Megan Schutt represented Indigenous female youth on their Kookaburra cricket bats.
Young students from the Stars Foundation female indigenous education programs around Australia were invited by Kookaburra to submit their artwork to adorn the bats of the Australian superstars in this special match, inspired by Dan Christian’s challenge to Clontarf Academies for the recent Melbourne Renegades Indigenous BBL match.
The Stars Foundation’s programs support Indigenous young women to develop the self-esteem, confidence and life skills they need to successfully participate in school, complete Year 12, and transition into a positive future.
The winner was ten-year-old Luneta Bindoraho, whose striking design will be seen by the world on television broadcasts of the match.
Luneta produced the design while participating in the Stars program at Moulden Park Primary School in Darwin.
Team Kooka players Alyssa Healy, Rachael Haynes and Megan Schutt were excited to use the bat on what was a first for the Australian women’s team.
“The concept of the Indigenous themed game is something I am very excited to be part of, so the opportunity to support the Stars Foundation and represent the artwork of young Indigenous girls is something I am thrilled to support,” Healy said.
Rachael Haynes was impressed by the artwork of such a young student.
“Luneta’s design looks wonderful, and looks even better on our bats.” Haynes said.
The Stars Foundation is a proud partner of Cricket Australia’s Indigenous cricket programs.