SPOTLIGHT ON A PREFERRED SUPPLIER
New Balance offer for all ACA members is 20% off – valid until December 31 2019.
To access the discount enter the code below in the promo section of the check-out page (www.newbalance.com.au) or quote/show proof of Australian Cricket Association membership to staff at New Balance Flagship stores (Melbourne Central, Chadstone & Pitt Street):
Discount code: ACAMEMBER20
New Balance Terms & Conditions:
- Discount applies to full priced product only
- Excludes gift cards, e-gifts, clearance, sale product, already discounted & cricket equipment
- Offer can be used online (Australian website only) & in-store (flagship stores only):
- NB Flagship stores: Melbourne Central, Pitt St & Chadstone
- Standard shipping charges apply
- Discount expires December 31st 2019
- Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, discount, clearance, voucher or promo
ERIC FREEMAN OAM ON THE ACA HEALTH FAIR DAYS
A fantastic story arose from the South Australian Health Fair Day held in February this through from Eric Freeman OAM, pictured above meeting Queen Elizabeth. Eric played 11 Tests for Australia in the late 60’s / early 70’s, when the culture of Slip Slop Slap was yet to be coined in Australian Society.
After the recent Health Fair Day in South Australia, Eric answered a series of questions and what the ACA Health Fair Days mean to him:
“I urge ALL cricketers to become members of the Australian Cricketers Association and more importantly, attend the Health Fair Days in your State," he said.
"I believe that the advice that I received from MoleMap, could have saved my life!”
“MoleMap, found "spots" on parts of my body that were exposed to the sun throughout my sporting career. I required immediate surgery in hospital from my Dermatologist Dr Annette Pearce, to remove a malignant skin cancer on my chest which required 13 stitches.”
Eric was extremely fortunate to have had these “spots” picked up during his 10-minute consultation with MoleMap at the SA Health Fair Day, and was placed on a priority list to have the surgery as soon as possible.
Eric says he still visits his GP each year but finds the ACA Health Fair Days beneficial as it is more tailored to his needs following years of sport in the Australian sun.
Eric also attended a 10-minute general health check-up that assesed his blood pressure, cholesterol, blood glucose and hip-to-waist ratio. He also attended a vision check by optometrists from a SpecSavers clinic.
Eric continued to express his appreciation for the ACA Health Days and said;
“I am approaching 75 years of age in July and I don't think I would be here today if it wasn't for the annual visits to the Health Fair Days. The various doctors a
nd specialists that are on hand to advise us of any concerns with our health has been very beneficial to me.”
Eric is not alone when it comes to a positive story arising from a visit to the ACA Health Fair Days.
Many past and current members alike have been referred on for furthe
r testing that could have ultimately saved their life or at least provided continual monitoring from specialists.
Photo of Eric, a picture of health in front of his prized possessions including his 2 Baggy Greens, a photo of when he met the queen, also one with Ian Chappell and one alongside Sir Don Bradman celebrating SA’s Shield Win in 71/72. A decorated Australian Cricketer and Footballer, Eric was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in 2002 for his services to sport.
The referral data from this year’s seven Health Fair Days look a little like this;
*Please note; This data is based on surveyed response from members, not all members who attended the Health Fair Day completed the survey
The ACA will continue to provide this very valuable service to all its members. If you are yet to get involved and you would like more information on this initiative through the ACA please call on 03 9689 7207 us to find out more details.
ACA FOOTY TIPPING
After 12 rounds Alan Favell leads the pack of 140 entrants, holding a two-point lead over James Pyke in second.