Indigenous Cricket

 

One of the WACA’s goals is to assist the development of Aboriginal cricket. There are a number of program’s and initiatives in place that aim to achieve this goal. All activities are done in consultation and partnership with the WA Aboriginal Cricket Council (WAACC).

WAACC

The WAACC is an incorporated body that supports and drives Aboriginal Cricket in WA. The WAACC is Chaired by Perth Metro representative John McGuire.

Committee members represent all regions of WA, from as far south as Albany to as far north as Kunnurra.

The WAACC welcomes new members, both of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal descent. If you are interested in joining the WAACC, Download[PDF] an application form.

Download the WAACC Constitution [PDF]

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.

Programs

The WACA and WAACC support many programs that target all areas of the Cricket pathway, from Grassroots to High Performance. Programs are supported and funded in part by the Department of Sport and Recreation. Some examples of Aboriginal Programs include:

  • Extended Skills Programs delivered in Schools
  • Coaching and Volunteer Education
  • Relationship with Clontarf Academies
  • Clontarf School team competing in the Perth u15 Girls Cricket Competition
  • Street Cricket Youth Outreach Programs
  • Boys Aboriginal XI - Junior Country Week Team
  • Aboriginal XI – Senior Country Week Team
  • Female Imparja Cup State Team
  • Mens Imparja Cup State Team

If any schools or community groups are interested in having the WACA support or deliver programs for Aboriginal cricket, please contact Brad Denham (see below).

Avonvale Cricket Academy

Avonvale Academy is an excellent case study of a cricket program engaging the local community and contributing to crime and anti social behaviour prevention. Boys and Girls participate in cricket teams in an after-school program. The program nominates two Under 13 teams in the Northam Junior Cricket Association and one B Grade Team in the Northam Senior Cricket Association.

The program is delivered by a dedicated set of volunteers who fulfil tasks such as coaching, driving the team bus, team management, cooking breakfasts and scoring matches.

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-Aboriginal students and students from neighbouring schools are welcome in the program.

Contact

For anyone wanting more information about regarding Aboriginal Cricket, including how to be involved in representative teams, contact Brad Denham on:

Brad Denham

Community Programs Officer

Phone: (08) 9265 7212 Mobile: 0404 038 026

Email:Brad.Denham@waca.com.au