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).
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.
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.
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
- 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
- Aboriginal XI – Senior Country Week
- 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
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.
For anyone wanting more information
about regarding Aboriginal Cricket, including how to be involved in
representative teams, contact Brad Denham on:
Community Programs Officer
Phone: (08) 9265 7212 Mobile: 0404 038 026