One of the WACA’s goals is to assist the development of Indigenous cricket. It is recognised that specific programs are required to help make this happen. Traditional programs have not resulted in increased participation. The driving force behind this development is the WA Aboriginal Cricket Council (WAACC).
The WAACC is an incorporated body that supports and drives Indigenous Cricket in WA. The WAACC is Chaired by South West representative Peter Hill.
Committee members currently represent Perth, Peel, Mid West, Wheatbelt, West Kimberley and Great Southern regions of WA.
The WAACC welcomes new members, Indigenous and non-Indigenous. Download [PDF]
an application form.
The WAACC is currently seeking sponsorship, if you are interested in sponsoring a team or program associated with the WAACC please contact Brad Denham on the details at the bottom of the page.
If any schools or community groups are interested in having the WACA support or deliver programs for Indigenous cricket, please contact Brad Denham.
Avonvale Cricket Academy
Avonvale Academy is a cricket program where primary school aged students can participate in cricket teams in an after-school program. The program nominates two Under 13 teams in the Northam Junior Cricket Association.
Coaching is coordinated by Andrew Vallance and includes support from Jermaine Davis and Bevan Bennell. Volunteer Deb Franks provides breakfast for players each Saturday.
The program was initiated by former WA Aboriginal Cricket Council member Mark Davis, a long time Northam resident, who was passionate about getting young students to play cricket. Whilst the program targets Aboriginal youth, non-Indigenous students and students from neighbouring schools are welcome in the program.
Imparja Cup (February 2014, Alice Springs)
Female Imparja Cup (February 2014, Alice Springs)
Senior Country Week
Junior Country Week
For anyone wanting more information about anything regarding Indigenous Cricket, including how to be involved in representative teams, contact Brad Denham on:
Community Programs Officer