CLCRF patron and Australian Cricket head coach Justin Langer has been immortalised at Optus Stadium after the southern end of the ground was named in his honour.
The Justin Langer Stand was officially unveiled last weekend in front of the Australian team and coach, who admitted to feeling overwhelmed by the attention.
“I’ve been to the WACA since I was a little kid with the John Inverarity Stand and the Lillee Marsh Stand so to have something like this is incredibly humbling,” Langer said.
“When you start out as a little kid you don’t set out to have a grandstand named after you so it is an unbelievable feeling. I feel quite emotional at the moment to be completely frank with you.
“To be standing here now as the coach of the Australian cricket team and to have been able to have a life in cricket, it’s a bit surreal really.”
It’s been a busy 6 weeks for JL. The West Coast Eagles – a club Justin sits on the board for – won their 4th premiership and it was revealed after the final that he helped inspire the team to victory with a rousing speech earlier in the season.
Langer’s Australian side are currently in action against South Africa in the ODI series, after losing to Pakistan in a 3 game T20 series.
CLCRF would like to congratulate patron Justin Langer on his achievements so far with the Australian cricket team.