An Evening with Henry Olonga
6:30pm Thursday 14th September 2017
Calrossy Anglican School Auditorium, Brisbane Street Campus.
Men’s Dinner Tickets $40
RSVP 11th September
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St Peter’s Church Office, 34 Vera St Tamworth. 6765 9304
“There are very few sportsman and sportswoman who are remembered for something above and beyond their achievement out in the middle as it were and he (Henry Olonga) will always be remembered for that.” Cricket historian Mike Coward
Henry was the youngest player and first black cricketer to play for Zimbabwe. In the 2003 World Cup Olonga and his team mate Andy Flower wore black armbands to mourn the death of democracy under Robert Mugabe. At that time they also released a statement exposing the torture, false imprisonment and starvation that was occurring. Death threats forced him into exile and ended his sporting career. His courage and sacrifice has earnt the worldwide respect of people, including Ian Chappel and Harsha Bogle. A committed Christian and very talented singer, Henry’s extraordinary story has been featured on the ABC’s Lateline programme.
A speaker not to be missed.
Henry has taken on the role of Anglican Aid’s Global Ambassador for 2017