The Lord’s Taverners is a charity which is dedicated to helping young people play cricket and other sports when they might otherwise not have the opportunity to do so.
The Lord’s Taverners was formed in 1949 by a group of theatrical personalities who used to enjoy watching cricket from the old tavern at the home of cricket, Lord’s, in London.
A Lord’s Tavern still exists – it is located just outside the home of cricket.
The Lord’s Taverners was formed in Australia in 1982 and in the Australian Capital Territory in April 1986.
We have branches in all states and territories of Australia, and more than 1000 financial members. Anyone is free to become a member of the Lord’s Taverners (subject to committee approval).
The Lord’s Taverners ACT raises money for coaching, practice facilities, equipment and competitions. We also directly support local junior and disadvantaged cricketers and other athletes. Young people we assist may have a disability and/or be disadvantaged by virtue of financial constraints or geographical challenges.
The Lord’s Taverners ACT raises funds by holding a series of events each year, raffles and other fundraising ventures. You don’t have to be a member of the Lord’s Taverners to attend our events.
Since the Lord’s Taverners was established in Australia in 1982, we have raised and distributed more than $10 million.
The Lord’s Taverners ACT aims to distribute $50,000 to local young and disadvantaged cricketers and other athletes every year.