The Honour Roll recognises past State and
Territory and National Award recipients
2020 TAS Local Hero Nominee
Dr Charles RoseState: Tasmania
President of UTAS Cricket Club
As President of the University of Tasmania Cricket Club, Dr Charles Rose has worked tirelessly to create a culture of inclusion, both in the club and the greater community. He opened the Club to culturally diverse and migrant communities, and has increased female participation and all-girl teams.
In 2019, Charles and the club hosted the Final and Closing Ceremony of the 'Don't Give Up, Give Back' Cup – a unique cricket tournament for people seeking asylum, refugees and international students from south Asia, including India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Nepal.
The event was held in partnership with Tasmania's Intercultural Sports League, a local community organisation that encourages cross-cultural participation through sports. During the four-day tour, visitors played cricket matches with three local Tasmanian teams on cricket grounds in the Hobart region.
In 2019, Charles took out the coveted Cricket Australia Volunteer of the Year Award, in recognition of his efforts to foster community engagement and integration.