As part of our unprecedented centenary celebrations, the Leeming Spartan Cricket Club has been working incredibly hard on securing a documentary which will detail the history and origins of the Spartans from 1918 to the present day.
We are extremely excited to announce that thanks to a Lotterywest-sponsored grant, the Leeming Spartan Cricket Club will have a documentary made about the Club, scheduled for release in December 2018.
The Club Documentary will be produced by Channel 7 and has been more than eighteen months in the making. This is without a doubt an absolutely fantastic opportunity to showcase the extensive history of the Club and our place as one of Western Australia’s largest, oldest, and most professional sporting clubs.
Filming for the documentary commences tomorrow morning, and will feature footage at our clubhouse, our first home ground on Fremantle Park, and the Christ of Church in Fremantle, which served as the unofficial clubhouse of the Spartans before the Second World War.
Tomorrow’s filming will see interviews taking place with some of our stalwarts and Bill Reynolds – a licensed historian and former WACA umpire, who has been involved with the WACA Museum for a number of years.
Additionally, the Club will host a second filming day on Saturday the 13th October 2018 for our First Grade Match, in what would be the second round of the season. Following the match, all Spartans are invited to head to the clubhouse as the 7 Network will conduct filming of our post-match celebrations from 6:30pm.
Saturday 13th October sees Channel 7 filming all Spartans at the clubhouse following the day’s matches, including all post-match celebrations!
The full documentary will last around twenty-minutes and will also feature one final filming occasion during our Centenary Ball on Saturday 17th November at the Esplanade Hotel.
Narrated by Bec Marsh, the documentary will be conducted to the utmost standard, such is the extent of the Lotterywest contribution of more than $30,000.00.
Channel 7, as the new rights holders of the summer of cricket, have also agreed to showing the documentary and portions thereof during the Big Bash, the lunch break of the Perth Test Match against India and on its TodayTonight programme following competition in December.
Any Spartans who wish to see the filming of tomorrow’s interviews are most welcome, however full work attire with Leeming Spartan formal shirt is absolutely required.
This documentary is without any doubt an truly phenomenal opportunity for the Leeming Spartan Cricket Club to showcase itself on a national-scale, and one that has seen hundreds of hours of work to ensure its success.
All attendees of the Leeming Spartan Centenary Ball will later receive a copy of the documentary.