As a semi-professional cricket player, I knew my days living and playing cricket in Sydney were numbered. Despite my love for the harbour city I was raised in (and it’s glorious weather), I knew that in order to follow my dream of playing cricket for Australia, I had to make the move to our nation’s sporting capital – Melbourne. I needed a great relocation company to make my dream a reality, which is where the team at Santa Fe Wridgways stepped in. And they helped make the whole process of moving interstate an absolute breeze!
My Cricket move
I’ve been playing cricket for as long as I can remember. My father was a local champion, so growing up around my suburban cricket club was not just a hobby, but a family ritual. As my skills developed and I started playing in the state league, I knew my chance to make a career out of playing cricket was growing rapidly. But my opportunities were drying up in Sydney – as much as I loved my support network of family and friends, and all the experiences my home city had given me, I knew the only way to progress further was to move to Melbourne.
For a Sydneysider (or for anyone really), Melbourne is a haven for sport fanatics. Not just for the legendary test cricket series’ in the summer, but for AFL, the Melbourne Cup Carnival, the Australian Open and the Grand Prix. It’s a mecca of sport, for fans and sportsmen alike, and I wanted to be a part of it. My dreams of playing cricket for Australia on the hallowed turf of the MCG on Boxing Day were calling – so I took a gamble and made the big move.
I can’t recommend Melbourne enough for anyone looking to make their sporting mark. As a cricketer, Melbourne is the spiritual home for all things sport, and has opened up my professional sporting opportunities tenfold. And my experience with Wridgways has made moving interstate hassle-free. These removalists ensured my precious cricket trophies and sporting memorabilia were kept safe and sound, and I’m delighted (and relieved!) that the move was so seamless. I’m glad I made the big decision to set up a new home in Melbourne – and I’m even more glad I had the right team behind me all the way.