The WACA strives to achieves it goal of cricket being A Sport For All. To achieve this goal, the WACA partners with a number of key partners to deliver Cricket Programs in Schools and the Community.
A number of Education Support Centres are engaged each year to deliver programs to students from both Primary and Secondary Schools. This is done with the support of key organisations.
The Dream Cricket
Program is joint initiative between the WACA, Bradman Foundation and Rotary WA.The program aims to give kids of All-Abilties an opportunity to experience
cricket through cricket based activities, modified to suit their ability level. The program consists of a 2 hour initial session, conducted by the WACA, Rotary and SEDA. Schools are then provided with all the resources to continue cricket in their own time. All participating schools are then invited to an open day at the WACA Ground.
SOWA Schools Program
The Special Olympics WA Schools Program allows Education Support Centres to under take a 4 week Extended Skills Program, with assistance from the WACA and SEDA, before coming together for an Inter-School Carnival.
Cricket Champs is a program specifically designed for kids and young people between the ages of 6 to 16 who have a disability. The sessions are run by a dedicated group of volunteers at clubs across the metropolitan area. To find out where your closest centre is and more about the program, visit the Cricket Champs website.
Entry Level Programs
People of All-Ability levels are encouraged to engage in traditional Cricket Programs like In2Cricket and T20 Blast. To find your nearest club, head to the PlayCricket Website.
Striker Melville Indoor Cricket
Regular indoor cricket sessions for cricketers with a disability. The sessions run on a Monday night at Striker Melville Indoor Sports Centre. For more information about these sessions and how to get involved please contact Matt Shaw at Inclusion WA on 9201 8900.
Guildford Indoor Cricket
Regular indoor cricket sessions for cricketers with a disability. These sessions run on a Friday night at Guildford Indoor Sports Centre. For more information about these sessions and how to get involved please contact Lisa Duffield by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lord's Taverner's State Team
The Lord's Taverners State Team is a WA representative indoor cricket team. The Lord's Taverners Shield is a national competition run by Cricket Australia for players with an intellectual disability. The team is supported in administration by Inclusion WA and also receives support from the WACA and Indoor Sports WA.
WA and National Teams
Australia is involved in a Tri-Series Tournament between Australia, England and South Africa. Trials for the Australian Team are condicted all over the country.
In 2016 Cricket Australia will be launching a National Championships. WA will be aiming to enter a team.
We are always on the lookout for new talented cricketers with an intellectual disability. If you or someone you know would like to get involved please contact Brad Denham.