Clubs and Associations

Coaches, team managers, parents and club volunteers are the catalysts for the recruitment and retention in our great game of cricket. Up to date resources are here to help club officials, parents and players.

SACA provides a range of resources to clubs, schools, coaches, umpires, scorers and administrators, as well as information on grants and access to specialist training.

SACA is committed to providing Clubs with resources and assistance which will enable their volunteers to provide the best possible experience for their members. From a wide range of grants and scholarships available, along with SACA funding opportunities, and the provision of required screening procedures, administrators and volunteers can receive benefits which will improve and enhance their clubs.

For grants, funding and scholarships, click here.

Club Support Program

SACA's Club Support Program is designed to support the governance and compliance requirements of South Australian cricket clubs and associations. Below are two helpful documents for clubs to download.

Club & Association Affiliation Checklist 2023/24
Club & Association Affiliation Guide 2023/24

The Club Support Program enables SACA to support clubs to provide a safe, fun and inclusive environment for all participants, ensuring all clubs are meeting minimum Child Safe practices. It also provides coverage for public liability, personal injury and club management liability (incorporated clubs only). SACA Cricket Managers and Club Officers work directly with clubs and associations to ensure they meet the Compliant Club level of the program, this is achieved through the Club and Association Checklist which is due for completion on October 31st each year. All cricket clubs must meet the minimum Compliant level to enjoy the benefits associated with affiliation.

Affiliating with SACA has many benefits, including: 

  • Inclusion in the Child Safe Compliance Statement lodged by SACA
  • Access to SACA’s Affiliated Clubs and Associations Affiliate Protection Policy
  • Access to Australian Cricket’s Child Safe Framework
  • Access to SACA’s Policy for Safeguarding Children and Young People
  • Access to Cricket Australia’s National Club Risk Protection Program, which provides insurance coverage for personal accident, public liability and club management liability cover (for incorporated organisations)
  • Access to PlayHQ Admin system and support 
  • Eligibility to be considered for infrastructure, equipment and other CA and SACA funding
  • Free Community (Level 1) Coach Accreditation courses
  • Support from your respective SACA Cricket Officer regarding governance, participation, volunteers, child safety and funding opportunities
  • Eligible for volunteer recognition opportunities, including 10, 25 and 50-year service awards for individuals and the Annual Community Cricket Awards

Clubs are encouraged to progress through to the Good Club and Great Club levels where possible. By completing each level, clubs will have access to the associated benefits and receive a certificate of completion for their records.

Questions regarding the Club Support Program can be directed to your SACA Club Officer, or Club and Association Officer Daphne Albanese at

Club Resources

A wide range of resources are available to clubs and associations to help them to become a compliant, inclusive and safe environment for players, coaches, volunteers, umpires and fans alike.

PlayHQ Support

Visit the Play Cricket Support page for all resources, training & support to make your club or association's transition to PlayHQ as smooth as possible. If you have a question or need assistance in the platform you can contact Cricket Australia's Customer Support Team

National Club Risk Protection Program 

Marsh is pleased to provide clubs and associations with the National Club Risk Protection Program. Find out about cover, make a claim or download your certificate of currency at the Marsh website. 

ASF Cricket Australia Club Fundraising Toolkit

The Australian Sports Foundation (ASF) supports local grassroots clubs to help fundraise for cricketing projects. This includes training nets or other facilities, rollers, equipment, initiatives to increase participation, costs of team travel - anything that helps improve your cricket club! Once your club has signed up, you'll get your very own fundraising page that is easily accessible and can be shared online via social media. 

Play by the Rules

Play by the Rules provides training and resources for child protection, harassment and discrimination, complaint handling and more.

Good Sports

Good Sports works together with local sporting clubs to build a healthier sporting nation. They support local clubs, social teams and elite clubs at the pinnacle of their profession.

Club Support Guide

The Club Support Guide is a ‘one stop’ checklist designed to help you with key activities which should be undertaken by the club during the appropriate time of the year.

Protecting Your Club

Read Australian Cricket's playing policies and community guidelines, including heat guidelines, helmet recommendations and inclusion of transgender and gender diverse people in community cricket.  

Volunteer Resources

From position descriptions, welcome letters, skill surveys, contact list templates and handover information, find everything you need to manage your volunteers at your club. 

Club Marketing Collateral

Find downloadable, branded marketing collateral to help promote your Cricket Blast programs, senior cricket and indoor cricket here.


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