We're made for the next frontier.

The Century Cricket Competitions is about creating a T20 showcase for players, coaches, administrators and lovers of cricket to accelerate their cricketing journey.

The Southern Rockets are ready to launch into the BPL in 2021. The Rockets are made for the next frontier. A brand designed to venture into the unknown and leave the world behind in awe.


The Rockets are heading to where you’ve only dreamt of. We are here to do the impossible. We are dynamic. We are innovation. Our mission is to unite and inspire our community. We are ready for take-off.


Meet the Owners

Cathie Reid

Stuart Giles

Prominent Queensland business leaders Cathie Reid AM and Stuart Giles have put together a diverse and impressive ownership crew to launch the Southern Rockets into the 2021 BPL that is frankly, out of this world! Cathie (currently training herself to head to space as a Future Astronaut with Virgin Galactic) will add Chairing the Rockets to her impressive resume whilst Stuart’s background as a state schoolboy cricketer and overseas player in the UK illustrates his long-term love of the game. A shared love of the game of cricket and a desire to do good throughout the community is the common link throughout the remainder of the Rocket’s Ownership Group.

Luke Hodge

Luke Hodge is best known as one of the most respected and toughest AFL players of all time. As a four-time premiership player at the Hawthorn Football Club including three times as premiership captain and having also been adjudged best afield in the grand final on two occasions, Luke is known as the definitive final’s player of his era. Less well known was the fact he was an exceptionally promising junior cricketer prior to Hawthorn selecting him with Pick 1 in the 2001 “Super” Draft, a talent he drew on last year to dismiss Adam Gilchrist when asked to participate in the Bushfire Relief fundraising game.

Usman Khawaja 

Usman Khawaja needs little introduction to cricket fans and supporters all over the world. The Pakistani-born Australian cricketer and qualified pilot has become one of the most recognisable sports people on the planet. A left-handed top order batsman, Khawaja became the first Muslim and first Pakistani-born Australian to receive an Australian Cricket Test baggy green cap. Khawaja played his first test in 2011 against England at the Sydney Cricket Ground and has been a feature at the top of the Australian batting order for the last decade. Usman has been the captain of the Queensland Bulls since 2015 and remains under contract for Sydney Thunder, Queensland Cricket and Cricket Australia having represented Australia in all three forms of the game – Tests, One Day and T20 Internationals.

Andrew McShea

Andrew McShea is a senior sports executive with over 20 years’ experience working for leading consumer and sporting brands. Andrew spent the last 10 years as General Manager of the Brisbane Heat, overseeing both the BBL and WBBL Heat teams whilst leading the Heat to success with award winning marketing, commercial and digital success.  Andrew is now the Managing Director of Play Sports Marketing (PSM), a sports marketing agency that works with brands, teams and athletes. 

James Morton

A/Prof James Morton AM is an experienced clinical haematologist at Icon Cancer Centre South Brisbane and Icon Cancer Centre Chermside, and is Director of Haematology at Icon Group. He was born in Brisbane and received his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from the University of Queensland in 1987 (University Gold Medal) before embarking on an illustrious medical career that sees him identified as a global leader in his field. In January 2015 A/Prof Morton was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for his significant service to children with Autism Spectrum Disorders through not-for-profit organisations, and to medicine in the field of oncology. In June 2020 he was named A Queensland Great for his contribution to oncology and advocacy for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Martin Robinson

Martin Robinson has led over US$2 billion of healthcare investments/exits across Asia, Australia, Africa and the Middle East since 2010. A Brisbane boy (and former schoolboy state cricketer and UQ Opening Batsman) Martin returned to Brisbane in 2019 after nearly 15 years based in South East Asia, including working as Managing Director and Head of Healthcare for a multi-billion dollar private investment group based in Singapore from 2012 until his return. He is now the Managing Director of HEAL Partners, an Australian led global Health, Education and Lifestyle Growth Fund investment business.


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“Many cricketers of all ages want to play more each season! The Australian Premier League has created just that.”

– Ian Healy AO.
It’s your exclusive opportunity.

Get selected by the Southern Rockets in the inaugural Century Cricket Competitions.


April 29th

Senior Auction Night


Launch Partner – Space Property

The Southern Rockets are proud to call Space Property our official Launch Partner. Space Property’s vision is to help change people’s lifestyle with their goal to create raving fans for life.
In 2003, Nick Penklis created SPACE Property. A brand that embraces and activates change in the contemporary Real Estate Experience and believes property is about people.

“Connecting people to property is what we do in its simplest form. How we get there, what we do when we are there, and what we do afterward is what differentiates our business from the rest.”

Today the SPACE brand is a major force in the Inner-City and prestige property market of Brisbane.


Space Property’s boutique approach to the buying, selling and managing of properties has created new standards in our field, and they continue to lead the way in client retention and satisfaction.

Space Property are strongly focused and immersed in local communities and support many charities and children’s learning centres.


For all your real estate needs contact Nick Penklis and the Space Property team.


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Official Hospitality Partner – Gambaro 2 Go

The Gambaro family are an icons of Brisbane with over 53 years’ experience in the Seafood Industry, and today the Gambaro Group are one of Australia’s most progressive, independent hospitality groups.


The Gambaro Group own and manage a portfolio of accommodation, restaurants, bars, events and function venues.


In 2020 the Gambaro Group launched a range of retail products for the discerning shopper. Now available through select retail outlets, Gambaro 2 Go includes wild – caught sustainable Australian fresh frozen fish fillet packs of premium quality. The latest range includes packs of wild-caught North Queensland Barramundi and Grey Mackerel fillets fished in the Gulf of Carpentaria, snap-frozen for maximum freshness, quality and convenience.


As Official Hospitality partner of the Southern Rockets, the Gambaro 2 Go logo will feature across our playing and training apparel and we are proud to have such an amazing brand part of our team.


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Foundation Partner – Usman Khawaja Foundation

The purpose of the Usman Khawaja Foundation is to provide disadvantaged youth and immigrants to Australia with the opportunity to participate in cricket programs to help assimilate within their local community.


To achieve this, the Usman Khawaja Foundation oversees:

  • An introductory off-season cricket program for those new to the game featuring developmental hubs and a national Usman Khawaja Cup; and
  • A Scholarship Program that provides assistance to participants with their educational and extra curricular needs and aspirations as leaders of the future.
    By delivering the above programs in close collaboration with our partners, the Usman Khawaja Foundation inspires and enables targeted youth to realise their full potential and be positive members of the cricket community and society.

The Southern Rockets are proud to be partnered with the Usman Khawaja Foundation on the incredible work they do in our communities.

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