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A Sport for All

Aboriginal Cricket

The SACA, in conjunction with representatives from the South Australian Aboriginal community, coordinates opportunities for Aboriginal people to be involved in the game of cricket.


SACA Regional and Remote 5-Year Aboriginal Engagement Plan 2015-2020

The South Australian Cricket Association’s (SACA) mission is to be South Australia’s favourite sport – a sport for all South Australians. The main objective is to promote and develop cricket in South Australia.

This five year strategy is intended to grow the participation of Aboriginal people in all areas of cricket throughout South Australia.

Through this strategy, SACA seeks to align with Cricket Australia’s goal of engaging Aboriginal people as players, volunteers, coaches, umpires, administrators and officials. In doing so, it aims to contribute towards Cricket Australia’s overall goal of being a force for positive social change in communities and consolidating cricket as Australia’s favourite sport – a sport for all.

Click here to read SACA's Regional and Remote 5-Year Aboriginal Engagement Plan 2015-2020.

 

Aboriginal Cricket Advisory Committee of South Australia

The Aboriginal Cricket Advisory Committee of South Australia (ACACSA) is an advisory committee to the SACA Board to provide advice on Aboriginal cricket initiatives.

Click here to read the ACACSA Terms of Reference.

 

National Indigenous Cricket Championships

Imparja Cup

The National Indigenous Cricket Championships is played each year with teams representing all states and territories competing. In 2018, South Australia will be fielding a women's team, along with the men's team, the Southern Boomerangs.

Like South Australia’s Jason Gillespie, it is hoped that many young Aboriginal cricketers will get involved in the game at a young age to then potentially go on to play for South Australia and ultimately, Australia.  

Click here to view the full list of players who have represented the Southern Boomerangs.

 

If you would like be involved in the SACA’s Aboriginal cricket program, contact SACA's Community Engagement Leader - Aboriginal Cricket, Shannon Schedlich at sschedlich@saca.com.au or on 8300 3215.