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Is this the next Jason Gillespie, the Indigenous fast bowler who played Test cricket for Australia?

Or maybe he’ll take after our own master batsman Kenny Vowles, who as an under-19 Australia player held the record for the fastest century scored at the Melbourne Cricket Ground until the record was broken by Viv Richards.

This boy had many great Aboriginal sporting stars as role models when he took part in an Indigenous cricket program sponsored by Airport Development Group.

Darwin-based ADG is collaborating with Indigenous stakeholders on a long-term, visionary program to support Indigenous sport as a pathway to education and meaningful employment.

The company, which owns and operates Darwin International, Alice Springs and Tennant Creek airports, plus hotels and aviation buildings, has supported the Indigenous cricket development program for three years.

ADG also provides financial and inkind support to a range of local events and community organisations. Many of the events attract significant numbers of tourists to the Territory.

The business is a major sponsor of the Major Events Company and helps support events such as Parrtjima, Million Dollar Fish, BASSINTHEGRASS, Merlin Darwin Triple Crown Supercars and Red Centre NATS.

It also sponsors the Darwin Festival, the Territory’s major arts and cultural event, and FabAlice, a weekend long community event celebrating diversity and inclusion featuring drag queens and cabaret in Alice Springs.

Other sponsorship by ADG include community theatre Browns Mart, Darwin Symphony Orchestra, Barunga Festival, the comics and graphic novels convention Wild North Comics, Finke Desert Race, Henley on Todd, International Beanie Festival, Writers’ Festival, Desert Song Festival, Olive Pink Opera and the Alice Springs Show.

“ADG has been supporting events in the Territory for more than 20 years and we are delighted to have played a role in their continued growth,” said Airport Development Group Executive General Manager Selwyn D’Souza.

“These events reflect and celebrate our unique way of life and provide important opportunities to showcase Indigenous culture, along with other cultures, that are the fabric of the NT.”