Fisher hooked on cricket role

AXE Creek Cricket Club's Rob Fisher says it was humbling just to be nominated for Cricket Victoria's Volunteer Recognition Breakfast.

This Saturday, Fisher and 19 other volunteers from across the state will be recognised for their selfless acts at the Boxing Day Test.

Fisher was nominated by Axe Creek president Jamie Morgan and James O'Bryen for his outstanding work organising All Abilities cricket at the club.

The trio will attend the breakfast on day three of the fourth Ashes Test.

"I had no idea the guys had nominated me for it, it's very humbling and I'm honoured," Fisher said.

"Since I came to the club, this is only my second year at Axe Creek, I wanted to get the All Abilities program off the ground.

"I've been coaching and mentoring people with intellectual disabilities by playing cricket.

"In the off-season there was an indoor cricket program which I facilitated as well.

"I do it off my own bat, I don't get anything for it except for a lot of joy. It's very rewarding to see these guys take the field and play."

Fisher's voluntary role isn't limited to All Abilities cricket. 

He's also led Axe Creek's program to help Afghanistan refugees integrate into the community through sport.

"It's something I'm pretty proud of too," Fisher said.

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