H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh,
K.G., K.T., O.M., G.C.B., A.K.
Justin Langer AM President
Barrie Hudson Chairman
The Lord's Taverners Australia - Peel Region Branch Inc
The Lord's Taverners was established in the UK in 1950 when a group of actors, who regularly watched cricket from the bar at Lords, decided they should do something for those less fortunate than themselves, hence the above slogan, which outlines the cause. (See lordstaverners.org)
Lord's Taverners Australia (see lordstavernersaus.org.au) was founded in 1980 and the Western Australian branch in 1983. The WA branch has in excess of 300 members and has raised and distributed over $500,000.
In 2004 the Peel Region WA branch was established, raising and donating in some $70,000 for the betterment of disadvantaged youth in the Peel Region Western Australia. The major benefactor being Fairbridge Village where the Peel Branch support has enabled the refurbishment of Fairbridge Oval. In recognition of this support the Fairbridge Village board of governers have renamed the oval "The Lord's Taverners Oval".
The Peel Branch has been running its Junior Taverner program since 2004. This program is for cricketers aged between 14 and 18 who show outstanding qualities of ability, sportsmanship and general attitude to the game, both on and off the field.
The Peel Branch was also the inaugural branch to establish a junior chamber, with its own committee board it is becoming a fast growing entity.
Justin Langer is Honorary Captain of Lord's Taverners Peel who shares a love of cricket and a desire to raise money to provide the young and disadvantaged with the opportunity of playing and enjoying our great game.
The Association is essentially benevolent, as distinct from charitable, and operates on its membership fees, sponsorship, fund raising activities and other donations. Membership is open to all who wish to help the young and disadvantaged.