Apr 042017




Thank you to our amazing sponsors, the  amazing performances achieved on the field by the teams at our club is only possible due to the great support and sponsorship we are fortunate to receive at Kensington.

 In bringing home 6 premierships to the club, the Club championship, Umpires award as well as Sarah Lowe winning the Karen Rolton award, another brilliant season for the Browns.

Even though the business economy has been more challenging we have been able to have continued support from so many companies of which we are very proud to be associated with.


David Harford and the team from Northline Freight Management continued their great support for the club and even though David spends a lot of time travelling the world with business he still keeps up to date with all the Browns results.David is also one of the clubs Vice Presidents.


The Feathers Hotel have been superb again in their support even though they have been rebuilding their own home facility over the summer and how good is the new extension. It is outstanding and the updated Pavilion is always packed out.Thanks to Shaun Matthews and the team for their great friendly service. A night out at the Feathers is a real fun night!


The team at Klemich Real Estate continued their great support of the Browns through being a major partner as well as joint owner ,Steve Alexander making himself available to auction off our heaps of items that we had on offer at our fundraising night with special guest Kim Hughes during the season. Thanks to Steve Alexander, Matt Smith and Oren Klemich, these guys know how to sell real estate. Another outstanding South Australian company that continues to win Real Estate awards because they are one of the best in the business!! 


 The major fundraising night at the club for the season was another huge success with special guest former Australian Test Captain Kim Hughes. Kim spoke brilliantly, was very entertaining and stayed all night for photographs and autographs. Well done to Patrick Connelly, Mary Read, Jane Lowe and Greg Slack for organising such a successful event. Everyone who attended had a great night and the club made some money as well thanks to the skill of auctioneer Steve Alexander and the generosity of our guests. Can’t wait for next seasons BIG night near the Adelaide Test Match. These are must attend evenings at the club.


The Balfours brand is one of South Australia’s oldest and best and we have been very excited to have them as part of our team again at Kensington. We proudly wear the logo on all of our playing outfits and love eating the magnificent product from one of our key partners.


Myles Pope is an outstanding IT man. Myles from MLPA is responsible for the updating of all the information and design of our website . He has created a system whereby the website is able to have a team of contributors to the information about all elements of the club. This is also where we promote and share our formation about each of our sponsors on the website, through the Twitter feed and Facebook. Myles also distributes our club e-newsletter.He is an absolute must to discuss any IT ideas for you and your work place. Thanks Myles and Jocelyn for the brilliant job that you do for the club. 


In Focus Money Management are major partners at the club. Jamie Panelli and Ayesha Brine have an outstanding business and knowledge of the money market and we have been very fortunate to have them part of our club. As well as the outstanding contribution to the club as major partners, Jamie continues to have an influence on the cricket field at the Browns. What a legend he is, so well regarded by everyone that knows him, he is a true gentleman and an outstanding cricketer with a season highlight being a record 174 when batting for the LOAs.We are delighted to have Jamie and Ayesha as part of the Kensington team.


The Sports Centre team at Port road are responsible for the magnificent clothing that we wear so proudly as our uniforms across the club. Ian Knight does an amazing job with the design and quality of the product that they produce and they look fantastic. The Sports Centre team are also responsible for the great signage that we have at the club. So for clothing and signage, give Ian Knight a call.


Thanks again to the Yalumba and Jim Barry companies represented by Samuel Smith and Son. Outstanding wines, brilliant service, and fantastic people. Thanks to Steve,Andrew,Chris and Dan for being part of our team again. Boy, do we love the wines from the Yalumba and Jim Barry range, the choice of wines for the teams, members and supporters at the Browns.


Whilst we are enjoying thinking about great wine, we also think about our great mates at Coopers, the absolute best beer in the business. Thanks to the team at Coopers for installing the Pale Ale and Coopers Clear taps at our club, the perfect beer to drink whilst watching our teams in action.


Patrick Baird is a star from Daylesford accommodation who has again sponsored our club with one of their amazing vouchers that we have been able to auction off during the season. It is situated near to Melbourne but it is certainly worth the trip as the place is magnificent. Thanks to former Brown, Patrick Baird for his continued generosity.


The Kensi Hotel must be one of the best Hotels in SA, so much character, the food is superb, the place is always busy and you can play the pokies if you want. Thanks to the Hurley group and especially Chris Eitzen who is a great supporter of our teams and often seen at one of the games through out the season.The Kensi hotel is a great night out and very proud Kensington Cricket Club supporter.


South Australia’s Oldest company in Bonnetts Saddleworld continued their long serving support for the Kensington Cricket Club. So whenever you are in the need for some horse riding equipment or a Drizabone to keep you dry or some new RMWilliams Boots, go see the team at Bonnetts. The closest store is on Portrush road, still family owned since 1843.


We love Bruno Iannuci from Choices Flooring Solutions. Very generous with his time and support for the club over many years Bruno owns and operates two of the Choices Flooring solutions stores one at Keswick and the other at Hilton being the David McLeay store on Sir Donald Bradman road. Bruno always looks after Kensington supporters and members so make sure you call him when next looking at flooring for your home or office.


Rob from Adelaide Cricket Warehouse is fantastic yet again giving all of our players vouchers to use at his store which is packed full of all the latest cricket equipment from around the world.They are the cricket experts and you can spend hours in their shop just trying all the cricket bats. Great people, great range, huge supporters of the Browns.


Club great and legend Sam Parkinson continued his amazing support of the Browns. Through his company Sam Parkinson Marketing, Sam supports us through sponsorship, mentoring and support as a Vice President. Sam is the SA agent for Kookaburra sporting goods as well as many other global labels and always supports our fundraising night with donations. Thankyou Sam.


This season we have been very fortunate to have the fitness team at Crossfit East Adelaide join the Browns. Wow, these guys are super fit and are really passionate about assisting anyone achieve their fitness goals. Situated at the base of Magill road,they are the fitness specialists.Catering for young fitness enthusiasts through to the very mature in age, give the team at Crossfit East Adelaide a call.


Vincent Tarzia is the member of Parliament for Hartley and has been a great resource for our club with support and ideas especially with the MasterPlan strategy for the Kensington Gardens Reserve. He is also super friendly, a great listener and action man and a passionate cricket supporter, Thankyou Vincent.


Powerhouse Sports on the Parade is absolutely jam packed with an enormous range of everything you could possibly want in the sporting field. Susie Wightman runs a great small South Australian business and we are very appreciative.As well as the extensive range, the service is super friendly and Kensington members get looked after even better with the purchase price. Susie and her team make you feel very welcome, thanks Susie.


The Glass man is John Jonas, a long time supporter of the club and the only person to contact when you have a broken window,need a glass splash back, a shower screen or a glass pool fence. No job is too much trouble for John and his team.


If you want a great night out with the best food, head to Parisi’s at Hyde Park. Chantal Panelli runs a brilliant restaurant and the food is amazing.When you go there make sure you tell the team that you are a Kensington member and they will give you even better service,a great night out.


When you have a plumbing issue,then Ken Hall Plumbers is the only place to call. Ken has over 60 fully qualified and accredited plumbers that are ready to fix your plumbing problem the same day. Once again make sure you let them know that you are part of the Kensington team.


Paul Romeo from Foodland and IGA has been part of the Kensington team for an amazing 16th season, thanks Paul. The vouchers that the club gets from Paul are very welcomed by the players and supporters. Paul’s closest stores to our club are at Erindale and the top of Magill road and they are always packed full of customers.A  great South Australian company that we are delighted to have them as part of the Kensington team.


When you are in need of paint, then head to the big blue building on the top of Magill road to see Corey and Donna Obst. The Inspirations store has everything you could ever want for your painting needs and the service is outstanding. Mention that you are a Kensington member and you will get a special bonus discount. Thanks Corey and Donna.


The Walkerville Podiatry company is leading the way in foot care here in Adelaide and we have been very excited to have them part of our team at Kensington as well. Go see Pixie Gitsham to see how she can assist you for a more comfortable and healthier lifestyle.Pixie Is the owner and head Podiatrist and has two sons playing at the club.


2KW restaurant and Bar in the city has to be one of the very best nights out here in SA.The views are dynamic and the whole experience exciting, thanks to Marty Palmer for his ongoing support.


The Robin Hood Hotel is another outstanding venue for a night out, Matthew and Charmaine Binns once again have been really supportive with our club. The players absolutely love winning the vouchers that the Robin Hood provide for us.The dining experience during winter with the open fire in the restaurant provides a brilliant atmosphere whilst in summer the outside courtyard is stunning. Check out the new Pizza oven, a great night out.


Brendan and Tania Wundenberg from Eastern Property Rentals have been supporters of the club for many seasons. Situated on Greenhill road,they are the best people in the Eastern suburbs to find a property for you to rent or to manage your rental property. Fantastic friendly service from another outstanding South Australian team who also organised and paid for the clubroom Windows to be cleaned and polished. Wow, did that make a big difference, Thankyou.


Jack Garrett has been one of the clubs longest serving members, firstly as a player of distinction for many years and then as a supporter with supplies for the club from his business, Surgical and Medical Supplies on Kensington road. Much appreciated Jack by all the Browns members, players and supporters.


Gavin Jarman the man behind Eye-in products always is supportive of the Browns. For many seasons Gavin was on the field playing with distinction and involved in many Kensington Premierships and now as well as being a Centurion member he supports the club with some of his creative sporting products like Crack-it and Waboba.


Irfan Hashmi from Aussie Discount Pharmacy is an outstanding business operator as well as one of the most generous people. Irfan supports the Kensington Cricket Club through donations for raffles and sponsorship of the club through his chain of Aussie Discount Pharmacy’s.


La Tombola restaurant on Unley road is an outstanding dining experience.Some of the best Italian food in Adelaide comes from Tony and the team at La Tombola and Tony loves entertaining. Dining there is a great experience.Mention you are from Kensington and Tony will really look after you and your friends even more.


Home Care Equipment services are a fantastic South Australian company that provide everything that you need for when you lose your mobility. They have all the right equipment and deliver to your door to make everything really easy for you.Check out the website for all the details.


 Howard Norman from McDonalds Restaurants continues to give us vouchers for the players to use at his two restaurants, the players of all ages love them. His store at Collinswood by the ABC building is so busy it is amazing and the huge restaurant at Gilles Plains is enormous,thanks Howard.


Ben Johnswood and his sister Alice have developed an outstanding company named Taught and Bowled to teach children how to improve their skills with both cricket and netball. Ben looks after our junior Boys Academy, coaches the U14 teams as well as being our senior mens coach at the club. Alice is our A grade team manager and does lots of other volunteer roles at the club.We are very fortunate to have Ben and Alice as part of the Kensington community.


Trish from Burnside Physio has been a wonderful support to the Browns players and members again this season. Superb professional care, extra special discounts for all Kensington members and players, situated across from the Feathers hotel, they are the best solution when you are in need of special care when injured.


Norwood Apartments have joined the team at the Browns this season. Tim Dickson and Jane Lowe own luxury 2 bedroom apartments in Donegal street Norwood for rent. They are superbly situated and real quality accommodation. Suitable for a single business stay or a large family holiday. Book a weekend away with your team at Norwood Apartments to treat you and your family or for when your interstate guests come to Adelaide.


West Press printers have been long term supporters of Kensington and this season has been no exemption, they do a great job in producing our annual report each season.


The name of Castrol is huge globally and we are fortunate to have support from their CEO in Sean Rahaley. Sean has assisted us with great donations throughout the season and we are very appreciative.


Mary Read is one of the passionate and enthusiastic supporters and volunteers at our great club and we are very grateful. Mary is part of our committee and also runs a superb floral arrangement business named Mary Read Designs. The Floral arrangements look amazing, check out her website and support Mary and remember to say you are part of the Browns family.


Another great South Australian company is Thomas Farms. Established in 2008 Thomas Foods International exports to over 80 countries and they have been generous in their support of Kensington this season. Naturally grown and locally sourced, their products are Australia’s best. 


Jason Miller at Rhino Crash Repairs has once again been a great supporter of the Browns. Jason has a quality business in Kent Town and the best option for care of your car when it needs rebuilding or restoration from hail storm damage.


John at JR Mechanical on Mullers road at Hampstead Gardens has supported the Browns again this season with vouchers for some of the players. The prefect place to get your car serviced, let John know you are a Browns member for even more special service. No job too big or too small. I can highly recommend John and his business. 


Peter Froude from Cars at Norwood is the man to talk to if you are looking for a car. He will chase up the best option for you and your budget and always with a great smile.


Boy Toy hair stylists have again been supporters of the club. Situated on Magill road, Rosemary and her team will give you the most stylistic hair designs at very reasonable prices. My family has been looked after for hair styling by Rosemary for many years now, she is super friendly and runs a great quality business.


How much do we all love the range of goodies from Robern Menz. Thanks to Richard Sims for his donations throughout  the season.


To all of our many and varied sponsors sincerest thanks from all of our players,supporters and members at the Kensington District Cricket Club.


Gary Slack

Sponsorship,Publicity and Fundraising coordinator

Gary Slack  

Bonnetts Saddleworld



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