Club Accreditation Scheme
The Club Accreditation Scheme is designed to assist Premier Clubs to fulfil their dual role of talent development and community engagement by providing objective measures to drive minimum standards and allow for evaluation, comparison and overall improvement
Premier Cricket is a vital part of the competitions pathway and should be maintained as a strong and competitive environment which is both a breeding ground for the best national talent and the pinnacle of community cricket competition
Premier Cricket Club Accreditation Scheme-02 (CAS-02) is in the second year of roll-out across 87 Premier Cricket Clubs in six States. The CAS tool helps clubs to continue to develop a quality experience for the players that come through the pathway and continue to deliver against the National Strategy for Premier Cricket (NSPC).
The following improvements have been made to CAS-02 for season 2016/17:
- CAS-02 now contains 32 questions across 15 criteria (up from 30 questions on CAS-01)
- Maximum available points in CAS-02 increased to 176 (up from 168 on CAS-01)
- Minimum benchmark score increased to 70% i.e. >123 (up from 60% i.e. >100 in CAS-01)
- Assessment timelines updated to allow more time for States and Clubs to collectively review and plan for season 2016/17.
- Top 5 areas of assessment (which attract a higher weighting) have been revised to reflect feedback and ensure ongoing strategic alignment, include:
- Management & Administration
- Female Cricket
Other significant progress made in Premier Cricket across season 2015/16 included:
- Buy-in and knowledge sharing within States and Premier Clubs
- Linkage to ACA Premier Cricket Program (PCP)
- 13 Premier Clubs recognised by the new Debutant Recognition Program (DRP)
- Women's Premier Cricket Review completed - new strategy expected October 2016
In recent weeks, a number of Premier Cricket competitions across the country have had to deal with the situation of cancelling a round of cricket due to excessive heat in their Capital City. In some of these cases, the Association may not have had in place a Heat Policy to refer to.
Please find available below the following items:
- An example of a Heat Policy in action in a Premier Cricket competition; and
- Example communications from State & Territory Associations communicating the cancellation of cricket in the competition due to extreme weather and the identified safety risks to players, umpires and volunteers.