A Sport for All
Six Steps towards becoming a more inclusive Club/Association
Taking action towards becoming a more inclusive and diverse cricket club/association is easy. Completing the six steps outlined below will help you grow and sustain participation at your club and/or association.
Some clubs/associations will already have strategies in place, while others may not have started yet. The aim is to help you decide what to focus on next and where to begin so that cricket can continue to be Australia’s favourite sport - A Sport For All Australians..
1. Download the A Sport For All Resource Guide
The A Sport For All Resource Guide is Australian Cricket's Inclusion and Diversity Guide for Community Cricket and can help your club and/or association identify ways to grow and sustain participation.
Take a look at the video case studies to see other clubs/associations who have implemented A Sport For All and are experiencing the benefits of inclusion and diversity.
To get the conversation started, provide all club/association leaders with access to a copy of the resource guide.
2. Register for an A Sport For All Workshop in your State
These FREE professionally facilitated workshops explain all the tips and tools you need to grow and sustain participation.
The sessions offer strategies to attract and retain people who are keen to start being involved cricket (such as women and girls, multicultural and Indigenous communities and people with a disability).
Workshops are happening all over Australia so make sure you and your fellow club/association leaders grab this opportunity.
3. Take the Inclusion Survey
This 10-minute survey will help you understand the current inclusiveness of your club. It will email you a copy of your results so that you can prioritise areas to focus on as part of your A Sport For All Action Plan.
4. Download and Complete your Action Plan
The Action Plan template gives you a head start by offering a range of suggested actions for you to modify and add to according to the priorities of your club/association.
Developing an A Sport For All Action Plan is easy. All you and your committee need to do is agree to the actions and outcomes you wish to achieve under each of Australian Cricket’s Six Steps to Inclusion.
5. Submit your Action Plan
Email your action plan to firstname.lastname@example.org to access further resources and support as well as going into the draw for a chance to have two Australian cricketers make an appearance to your club and/or association.
Don't forget to include the following information:
- Name of Club/Association
- Position at Club/Association
- Mobile Number
6. Access other resources and support
Australian Cricket’s A Sport For All program offers a wealth of support including:
Growing Cricket for Girls Fund
Commencing in season 2016/17, Cricket Associations will be able to apply for funding of up to $5,000 to establish new opportunities for girls to play cricket. Clubs and schools will have the opportunity to access up to $2,000 to help new girls’ teams take the field for the first time.
Coach and umpire accreditation funding
Fully subsidised level 1 accreditation is offered to groups that are traditionally underrepresented in coaching and umpiring ranks.
Women in Cricket Leadership workshops
Leadership development days are designed to equip women from cricket clubs and associations with skills, techniques and resources to confidently and decisively work within the cricket community to effect change for the benefit of the sport.
Check out the online webinars featuring cricket volunteers, Australian cricket staff and experts sharing their experiences in the area of inclusion and diversity.