UnLtd has lifted the lid on the team captains for the Big Clash industry cricket tournament. The event, sponsored by JCDecaux, MiQ, and Seven West Media, is raising funds for UnLtd’s work supporting charities helping young people at risk.
The Team Captains for the Sydney game are Kellyn Coetzee from IPG as the Captain for Women’s Media Agency Team, Fiona Roberts from MiQ for Tech Team, Nicole Bence from Nova for Media Owners Team, and Kathryn Furnari from Innocean for Creative Team.
For the men’s games, Matthew Coote from Snapchat will be leading the Tech Team, Alex Hayes from ClearHayes the Creative Team, Alex Williams from PHD the Agency Team, and Ben White from JCDecaux the Media Owners Team.
2024 marks the tournament’s 10-year anniversary, with a special Superstar 5 Exhibition Match organised for Sydney to celebrate. The match will bring together some of the participants from across the years for a one-off game between Media Owners and Agencies.
The Super 5 Exhibition Match will take place in Sydney on 8 February at 1:30pm and see many of the participants from the first game return to the oval in mixed teams for a game of five overs. The Agency team, captained by Mark Coad from IPG, includes Rosie Baker from GroupM, Tom Bartlam from Astus, Ben McCallum from UM, Mark Jarrett from PHD, Kathryn Furnari from Innocean, Frank Masterson from Pedestrian Group, Alex Hayes from ClearHayes, Kate Holland from MOOD and Sharice Bellantonio from Usual Suspects.
The Media Owners team, captained by Chris Freel includes Oliver Newton from SCA, Dan Sinfield from Seven, Nicole Bence from Nova, Ben Cook from we think, Mark Griffiths from On Device Research, Fiona Roberts from MiQ, Matthew Coote from Snap, Marika James from Go Transit, Penny Kaleta from PIF and Shae Bonney from Alliance Outdoor.
The anniversary celebrations will also test spectators to see if they are the Fastest Bowler in Adland, through a nationwide competition with MiQ. Seven will provide coffee and JCDecaux will provide gelato. Spectators are encouraged to dress up, with a prize on offer for the best yellow outfit.
Chris Freel, CEO of UnLtd said “The Big Clash is the perfect way to kick off the year with the rest of the industry over cricket, food, music, plenty of laughs and some fast balls. This year is a very special one as we celebrate the event’s 10-year anniversary and the incredible impact it has had for so many young people at risk. The Sydney event will also be my last as UnLtd CEO and I can’t think of a better way to say farewell to the UnLtd chapter than the Big Clash event that is so close to my heart.”
The Sydney event takes place on 8 February at Sydney University Oval and Melbourne on 22 February at Fawkner Park. Limited player spots are available via contacting [email protected], and free spectator spots can be booked by contacting [email protected].
So far, UnLtd has raised over $1.2M and expanded from Sydney to Melbourne, Brisbane, Auckland and this year to Adelaide.