Cricketers With A Disability
The WACA strives for cricket to be A Sport For All and has joined with a number of key partners to help achieve that goal in the community.
- The WACA has fundamental skill development programs and cricket carnivals available to schools and Education Support Centres free of charge
- Programs can be delivered by teachers or with the assistance of WACA staff
- To find out more about School Programs or register as a School Ambassador, head here
Entry Level Programs
The WACA encourages players of all ability levels to engage in traditional cricket programs, such as Woolworths Cricket Blast. To find your nearest club, head to PlayCricket.
Belt Up Integrated Cricket League Initiative
- The Belt Up Integrated Cricket League (ICL) is a division of Senior Community Cricket for people 16-years-and-older, primarily with an Intellectual Disability.
- Games are played every three weeks and in a modified format that is suitable for all ability levels.
- To find your nearest club, check out the Facebook Page or email the WACA's Inclusion and Diversity Specialist firstname.lastname@example.org
The Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA) has partnered with the Insurance Commission of Western Australia (ICWA) and their Belt Up campaign which will see$40K worth of support provided per year, for 3 years, to promote participation in the Integrated Cricket League (ICL).
The funding support aims to assist with the growth of the Senior and Youth divisions of the ICL, as well as assisting clubs and volunteers to deliver the programs in their clubs. This will be achieved by offering independence enabling equipment for players, equipment to better support teams, improved training and resources for clubs and volunteers and more resources to support the ICL competition.
The ICL competitions provide an ideal opportunity for people in ICWA’s treatment, care and support programs, to be connected to community clubs with the aim of supporting them to continue their cricket journey.
Striker Leeming Indoor Cricket
Regular indoor cricket sessions for cricketers with a disability. The sessions run on a Monday night at Striker Leeming Indoor Sports Centre. For more information about these sessions and how to get involved please call Striker Leeming on 9313 9700.
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 email Lisa Duffield.
National Cricket Inclusion Championships
- Annual T20 competition with divisions for ID, Blind and Deaf Cricket
- WA has representative teams in all three divisions
- For more information, please email the WACA's Inclusion and Diversity Specialist email@example.com
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.
For more information or to try out for the team, please contact Adam Shaw.
- Australia has representative teams for Intellectual Disability, Blind Cricket and Deaf Cricket
- Thanks to the A Sport For All CommBank partnership, national representatives' travel and team costs are fully-funded, making cricket the first non-Paralympic sport in Australia to support its athletes in such a way.
We are always on the lookout for new talented cricketers with disability. If you or someone you know would like to get involved please contact firstname.lastname@example.org