Newman College is honoured to be the host of the 2018 Australian Marist Cricket Carnival.  The Carnival will run from Tuesday, 4 December through to Tuesday, 11 December 2018.  Five Marist Schools from Australia will compete and 65 competitors will take part.


Tournaments such as the Marist Cricket Carnival can only be held because of the generosity of those families who billet visiting athletes and we thank those families who have already offered their support.  The financial implications of accommodating athletes in hotel/motel type accommodation would soon put an end to such competitions as for many families the cost of the trip would then be beyond their means. 


We ask that you assist in accommodating visiting athletes as we endeavour to make this Carnival a success.  Having children on the 7 – 12 Campus is certainly not a pre-requisite for billeting athletes.  We would be delighted to accept an offer to billet from families with children on our K – 2 and 3 – 6 Campuses. 


The responsibilities of the billet family include providing the athletes with meals, a bed, laundry facilities and ensuring that the athletes meet all the Carnival requirements. Billeting athletes is a wonderful and rewarding experience for both the athlete and the host family.  Perhaps one day your child may be fortunate enough to be selected to represent Newman College at a Marist Sporting Carnival and require the generosity of a Marist Family during their interstate stay! 


If you are able to assist in providing a visiting athlete with accommodation during the Cricket Carnival please phone me on 9204 9444 between the hours of 8.00am to 4.00pm Monday to Thursday.  I look forward to hearing from you and am very happy to answer any questions you may have with regard to the Billeting Programme.  


Tania Bailey

Billet Coordinator