Aboriginal Cricket

Western Australian Aboriginal Cricket Advisory Committee

Each advisory committee member has the responsibility and scope to offer advice to the board and management of their respective cricket associations on matters relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander involvement in cricket. Visit cricketaustralia.com.au/natsicac to access each State and Territory advisory committee’s terms of reference.

Strong Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander governance and community representation is critical to Australian cricket realising its vision to be a sport of choice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The Terms of Reference for the Advisory Group can be downloaded HERE

Indigenous people are encouraged to apply for the Co-Chair and Committee Member roles.

Non-Indigenous people are encouraged to apply for the Independent Member roles.

For more information visit CRICKETAUSTRALIA.COM.AU/NATSICAC

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
  • Street Cricket Youth Outreach Programs
  • Female State Team
  • Mens State Team

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

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 Aboriginal Cricket in WA. The WAACC is Chaired by Perth Metro representative Matt Abrahamson.

The WAACC welcomes new members, both of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal descent.

Download the WAACC Constitution [PDF]

Ballardong Cricket Academy

Ballardong 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 Larry Kickett on:

Larry Kickett

Aboriginal Programs Coordinator

Mobile: 0428 342 703

Email: larry.kickett@waca.com.au