A Sport for All
SACA is committed to making cricket the favourite sport for all South Australians. Cricket has long been a significant part of many cultures, with it now played in over 100 countries.
SACA is committed to making cricket the favourite sport for all South Australians. Cricket has long been a significant part of many cultures, with it now played in over 100 countries. Sport and cricket in particular has proven to be a great way to bring different cultural groups together to promote greater acceptance and understanding.
The Friendship Cup
The Friendship Cup arose from the legacy of the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup, where local Pakistan and India players came together to compete for the inaugural Friendship Cup, ahead of their two nations battling it out on Adelaide Oval in February of 2015.
Since that first match, the Friendship Cup has grown each year, with as many as 12 teams competing in March 2017, representing a range of migrant communities as well as the Australian Defence Force and the South Australian Police.
Through the Affiliation Program, SACA is able to provide assistance to multicultural clubs with entering teams into established competitions, the use of MyCricket for scoring and fixtures, accessing insurance programs (which provides cover at low cost) and applying for grants. The Nepalese Cricket Club were one of the first clubs to get involved in the SACA Affiliation Program.
In conjunction with Cricket Australia, SACA runs the Community Ambassadors program, which engages volunteers who are committed to promoting and supporting the game of cricket.
For more information on multicultural programs, contact SACA Community Engagement Coordinator, Luke Doughty at email@example.com or on 8300 3832.