Hobart Hurricanes power on with Hydro Tasmania

Hobart Hurricanes players with Hydro Tasmania worker
Hydro Tasmania maintenance assistant trainee Lisa Crossan with Hurricanes players Sasha Moloney (L) and Molly Strano (R)

Yeah the girls! As the 2021 cricket season commences, Hydro Tasmania has signed on as the new principal partner for the Hobart Hurricanes Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) team, adding to the company’s ongoing role as an official BBL Hobart Hurricanes partner.

Hydro Tasmania interim CEO Ian Brooksbank said it was an exciting time to support Tasmanian cricket.

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“We’re in an incredibly fortunate position in Tasmania to be able to get together and watch our local teams compete and it’s our pleasure to support that in any way we can,” Brooksbank said.

“Ever since we became an official partner of the Hobart Hurricanes BBL team in 2020 we’ve been looking forward to extending this arrangement with the WBBL team, as it reflects Hydro Tasmania’s own passion for inclusivity and equality, particularly in the STEM fields that were historically male-dominated.”

Cricket Tasmania chief executive Dominic Baker said it was fantastic to have Hydro Tasmania continue to grow their partnership with Tasmanian cricket.

“Just like the Hurricanes, Hydro is a quintessentially Tasmanian organisation, so we’re thrilled to have them on board for another year, as we continue to work on growing this partnership,” Baker said.

“With a significant proportion of the WBBL being played in Tasmania this year, there really is no better time for any organisation to stand up and say ‘we wholeheartedly support Tasmanian women’s cricket’ and so we applaud Hydro Tasmania for leading the way in this space.”

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In the ongoing partnership with Cricket Tasmania and the Hobart Hurricanes, Hydro Tasmania has sponsored activities both on and off the field, most recently with the Hurricanes visiting 65 schools across the state for the Hydro Tasmania Community Cricket Blitz in August this year.

Upcoming initiatives include two Community Fan Days, which will raise money for charity and provide attendees with opportunities to learn new cricketing skills, receive behind the scenes tours of the stadiums, and learn about energy with Hydro Tasmania’s education program, Generation Hydro.