Big Clash team line-ups revealed

By AdNews | 7 February 2018
Who will take out this year's Big Clash?

More than 50 companies are taking part in this year’s Big Clash cricket tournament - the biggest yet. After much speculation and short straw pulling, the team line-ups have finally been confirmed for the Sydney and Melbourne tournaments.

Now in its fourth year, the annual cricket event brings the media, marketing and advertising industry together for a fun afternoon of cricket, music and entertainment whilst aiming to raise $100,000 for young people at risk.

This year, the first game at Sydney University Oval tomorrow sees Techies pitted against Media Owners followed by Creatives against Media Agencies which is sure to create a highly competitive match.

The tournament kicks off this Thursday 8 February in Sydney, followed by Melbourne on Thursday 15 February.


MEDIA OWNERS - supporting Sydney Story Factory
Rob Atkinson, ARN - CAPTAIN
Oliver Newton, JCDecaux
Sean Rigby, OOH
Anthony Bartram, AdShel
Jack Archdale, Nova
James Mielnik, MCN
Tristan Wyse, Val Morgan
Chris Norris, Val Morgan
Richard Brown, News
Lee Cormack, Nine
James Bannerman, Guardian
Dan Favaloro, TEN

TECHIES – supporting Backtrack
Guy Burbidge, Quantcast - CAPTAIN
Matthew Coote, Snapchat
Johnny Style, Domain
Chris Wood and Jewel Hossain, REA
Ian Wheeler, Twitter
Michael Visser, PlayersVoice
Sebastian Graham, Yahoo7
Mike Langford, Google
Fiona Roberts, Inmobi
Ben Nolan, Gum Gum
Jon Stubley, Gum Gum

MEDIA AGENCIES - supporting Missing School
Mark Jarrett, PHD - CAPTAIN
Nick Tanfield, OMD
Sean Richardson, M2M
Ben McCallum, Mediacom
Troy Mulder, Mindshare
Jeff Ewing, Blue449
Jason Bradner, Spark
Stephen Wang, Zenith Media
Dom Weatherhead, Carat
Heath Irving, Amplifi
Simon Grace, UM
Nick Wokes, Initiative

CREATIVES – supporting Be Centre
Russel Hopson, M&C Saatchi - CAPTAIN
Humphrey Taylor, Monkeys
Michael Hogg, Maud
Dan Smith, TBWA
Richie Kenzie, B&T
Emile van Schalkwyk, Ikon
Vijay Solanki, IAB
Alex Hayes, Clear Hayes Consulting
Baljit Singh, Talent Rise
Erin Hunter, MKTG
Kerry McCabe, PlayersVoice
Patrick Whitnall, Publicis

Rosie Baker, Adnews
Vivienne Kelly, Mumbrella
Arvind Hickman, AdNews
Peter Kite, METS Legal


MEDIA OWNERS – supporting Mirabel Foundation
Tim Murphy, oOh - CAPTAIN
Bryce Crosswell, JCDecaux
Mike Riach, AdShel
Kai Battaglene, ARN
James Hansford, Nova
Ben Sumpter, MCN
Richard Marks, Val Morgan
Jarryd Gaggin, Val Morgan
Travis Kitching, News
Mike Hegerty, Nine
Tony Bell, Guardian

TECHIES – supporting Big Brother Big Sister
Andrew Knowles, Domain – CAPTAIN
George Wellington, Domain
Angus Keene, Twitter
Daniel O'Connor, Quantcast
Paul Widdis, PlayersVoice
Dan Kearney, Yahoo7
Sean McDonell, Google
Tiffany Damm, Inmobi
Harley Ramien, Bonzai
Dan Hobbs, Gum Gum
Joe Frazer, Amnet Group

MEDIA AGENCIES – supporting Whitelion
Mark Coad, PHD - CAPTAIN
Nik Doble, OMD
Luke Hutchison, M2M
Willie Pang, Mediacom
Trevor Crook, Mindshare
Garth Moring, Blue449
Peter Butler, Spark
Ashwin Govender, Carat
Anne-Marie Tanke, Amplifi
Rahul DeNoronha, UM
Simon Reid, Initiative

CREATIVES - supporting Musicians Making a Difference
Navin Arunasalam, Monkeys - CAPTAIN
Tomas Sabbatucci, Maud
Mark Jones, TBWA
Chris Freel, UnLtd
Jason Pho, Talent Rise
Andy Cairns, M&C Saatchi
Taylor Maher, MKTG
Wade James, oOh
Dan Howlett, oOh
John Thompson, Dentsu X
Zeus Irani, Dentsu X
Dominic Brook, MMAD

Nick Swift, Amplifi
Alex Pekish, Amplifi

UnLtd is encouraging everyone in the industry to come down on the day to cheer their team on, enjoy free drinks and food and to meet some of the UnLtd charity partners for what will be a fun and highly competitive afternoon.

Event details:

Sydney – 8th February 2018
Oval 1, Sydney University, Camperdown, NSW 2006

Melbourne – 15th February 2018
Fawkner Park, South Yarra followed by Bells Hotel

11.30am-1pm - Game 1 (PUBLISHERS VS TECHIES)
12.30-2.30pm - BBQ lunch for all players and supporters
1.30-3pm - Game 2 (AGENCIES VS CREATIVES)
3.30-5pm - GRAND FINAL
5-9pm - Food, drink, presentations, music & charity auction

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