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A Sport for All

Indigenous Cricket

The SACA, in conjunction with representatives from the South Australian Indigenous community, coordinates opportunities for indigenous 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.

 

National Indigenous Cricket Championships

Imparja Cup

Each year a state-wide carnival is run with teams from metropolitan and regional South Australia. A State team is selected to compete in the annual Imparja Cup, held in Alice Springs. Like South Australia’s Jason Gillespie, it is hoped that many young indigenous cricketers will get involved in the game at a young age to hopefully go on to play for the West End Redbacks and ultimately Australia. 

The South Australian team is known as the Southern Boomerangs. A new logo and identity has been developed for young Indigenous players representing the state at the Imparja Cup.

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 Indigenous cricket program, please contact Shannon Schedlich  at sschedlich@saca.com.au or on (08) 8300 3215.

To discuss other Indigenous cricket opportunities, please contact the Community Engagement department at the South Australian Cricket Association.