Glenn McGrath recognised in King’s Birthday Honours List 2024

Cricket Australia (CA) congratulates Glenn McGrath AM upon his recognition in the King’s Birthday Honours List 2024 for his contribution to community health and cricket.

McGrath was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for his work with the McGrath Foundation which has raised funds for 223 breast care nurses who have supported 137,000 families in communities across Australia since 2005.

This includes the 2024 NRMA Insurance Pink Test Match through which more than $6 million was raised to fund 47 McGrath Breast Care Nurses for a year.

McGrath was cited for his “distinguished service to community health through breast cancer support, and to cricket as an international coach”.

He was previously appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 2008 for his services to cricket as a player and service to the community through the establishment of the McGrath Foundation.

Cricket Australia also congratulated those honoured for their work in their communities, including Raymond Steele (Member of the Order of Australia) and Paul McCann (Medal of the Order of Australia) who were cited specifically for their contribution to cricket.

Nick Hockley, Cricket Australia CEO, said:

“Congratulations to Glenn on this richly deserved recognition for the positive impact he has created through the McGrath Foundation.

“Glenn has done an amazing job in honouring his late wife Jane’s memory by ensuring thousands of Australians now have easier access to breast cancer nursing care.

“We are extremely proud to partner with the McGrath Foundation each year at the Pink Test and are indebted to the hard work and passion that Glenn and his incredible team at the McGrath Foundation bring to this wonderful cause, and to cricket.”

“Congratulations, also, to all those who were honoured for their work in communities across the country, particularly those who were cited for their involvement in cricket.

“Volunteers are the heartbeat of the game, and we are indebted for your service to cricket.”

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