Luke Feldman adopted by Clunes Public School for this summer’s Big Bash


Luke Feldman, along with Michael Clarke, Mike Hussey, Dave Warner and Sydney Thunder teammates, is going back to school this summer as part of the exciting new program launched by Big Bash team, the Sydney Thunder.

The Thunder Local Hero program has 72 schools signed up across New South Wales and the ACT and will see all Sydney Thunder players, including Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke, adopted by schools across Term Four and into the summer holidays. Clunes Public School has been lucky enough to secure leading wicket taker Luke Feldman.

Throughout the summer, every Local Hero school will receive unprecedented access to their Sydney Thunder player. Over the past couple of weeks, each school has received their Sydney Thunder Local Hero pack, which includes a bio and posters of their player, a schools activity pack, school stickers, and a welcome video from their Local Hero. Throughout the summer, students will continue to receive regular updates from their player via email and video messaging, and keep up to date with their progress in BBL03 at

A select number of schools will also win a chance to have a Sydney Thunder player come to their school for a special clinic, or win tickets to a Sydney Thunder match.

Sydney Thunder player Mike Hussey was excited about the initiative.

‘I am looking forward to being involved in the Sydney Thunder Local Hero program and getting closer to some of our youngest fans,’ said Hussey. ‘School kids are some of our greatest supporters so it will be great to be able to return some of that support across the summer.’

Nick Cummins, general manager of Sydney Thunder, was looking forward to connecting with schools across Byron Shire area.

‘Our local communities, schools and families are the heart of the Sydney Thunder, and we are pleased to be able to connect with them via this new initiative,’ he said. ‘It is great to have so many schools involved in the first ever Thunder Local Hero, and I’m sure each of the players will do their schools proud.’

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