Geraldton’s Victor Tanti has been recognised for his
contribution to cricket by winning the Toyota Regional Volunteer of the Year.
Tanti is a well-known cricket identity in the Mid West and has
been a stalwart of the Geraldton Regional Cricket Board (GRCB) for more than 20
He was nominated by GRCB executive officer Rick Arthur who
outlined Tanti’s passion for the game in the region.
Tanti has long provided media promotion for the game in the
Mid West, while he has a wealth of relationships within the local cricket
community, from players, coaches and umpires to wives and mothers.
He has long provided his annual booklet with statistics,
milestones and historical anecdotes and been a key fundraising figurehead for
the GRCB. He has also contributed greatly to the annual Country Week as a team
Arthur said Tanti had embraced Cricket Australia’s vision to
be the country’s favourite sport and a game for all Australians.
He also said his contribution had actively promoted and
contributed to sustainable participation growth in the region, playing a vital
role on the GRCB Committee, having a major role in umpire management and acting
as an official and unofficial publicity offer for the game in the region.
Tanti has demonstrated leadership in the community and
continued to foster and enhance the Spirit of the Game, no more evidenced than
his work at last season’s GRCB 50-year anniversary dinner which he suggested
and collated a team of the 50 years, plus a team of each decade. He was a key driver
in the event’s success.