Clubs and Associations
Clubs leading the way
Each month in SACA's club and association electronic newsletter, THE CLUBROOMS, we highlight a community club leading the way!
February 2019 - Southern Eyre South Cricket Club
Southern Eyre South Cricket Club is based in Wangary on the Eyre Peninsula. It is the first Compliant Club on the Eyre Peninsula for season 2018-19 and subsequently, the first Good Club. SESCC is running Woolworths Cricket Blast Master Blaster programs, fielding two under 12 teams, one under 16 team, plus senior A and B grade teams. They competed in the Statewide Country T20 Championships, but were defeated in the semi-final, and they are the first club in the Eyre Peninsula to receive their free Vodafone helmets. SACA Country Cricket Manager Peter Brown says that Southern Eyre South Cricket Club are leading the way across the Eyre Peninsula.
"They are proactive in completing the necessary tasks to ensure the compliancy and good management of the club," Brown said.
"They were very keen to drive the new under 12 program and have a heavy focus on developing young players and setting a good environment for juniors. They have the best club culture.”
January 2019 - Port Noarlunga Cricket Club
Congratulations to Port Noarlunga Cricket Club for being the first official SACA Great Club for season 2018 -19. Great Club status is achieved when the club is STARCLUB recognised, is minimum Level 1 Good Sports and has a V-STAR action plan in place. Great Club status can only be achieved if the club has already achieved Compliant and Good Club status. Over the past two seasons, Port Noarlunga have focused their efforts on girls’ development, Indigenous recognition and junior to senior transition.
Port Noarlunga are the only club in the South Central Junior Cricket Association with an all-girls team fixtured in the U10s and also fielding a team in the Adelaide Strikers Girls Cricket League. The club strives to be an inclusive club, with a desire to recognise their indigenous connections, by acknowleding the cultural heritage of their Aboriginal club members, as well as their contribution to the club and cricket as a whole. The club is family-centred club and places strong emphasis on junior development and junior to senior transition.
December 2018 - Waikerie Cricket Club
The Waikerie Cricket Club is leading the way in 2018, introducing new policies and initiatives to develop a positive club culture and create a welcome and inclusive home for their members. Clubroom windows show newspaper clippings of local players as well as one page checklists describing codes of conduct for players, coaches, parents and umpires. Recently, the club held a capping night for their under 14 team, presenting unique player caps to each of the squad. Club volunteer, Jodie Simpfendorfer, has been vital to the club’s junior program and was the key driver to the club starting a Woolworths Cricket Blast program this year, providing a pathway for young kids to play cricket.
November 2018 - Southern District Cricket Club
Congratulations to the Southern District Cricket Club for being the first official SACA Good Club for season 2018-19. Good Club status is achieved by ensuring the club has registered with the STARCLUB Program, set up online registration and has all coaches accredited at a minimum Level 0 level. Good Club status can only be achieved after the club has also achieved Compliant Club status.
The Stingrays have recently released an exciting new strategic plan after consultation with members over the off-season, highlighting women and girls as a priority. Fielding two women’s teams as well as four men’s and four juniors, the club makes every effort to ensure all players have equal opportunities to access facilities, equipment and support staff.
New Women's First Grade head coach, Hannah Perry, commented that she 'could not have been more impressed with the club’s efforts to provide an inclusive environment for all its players.'
"The level of integration between the men and women is unlike anything I’ve experienced in my previous clubs and there is a mutual respect and genuine care for how each team performs regardless of gender.'' Perry said.
Club Secretary, Rachael Greenshields, noted that the club had made it a priority to create an inclusive environment which has been driven by committee members and coaching staff.
October 2018 - Port Elliot Cricket Club
Congratulations to the Port Elliot Cricket Club for being the first official SACA Compliant Club for season 2018-19. Compliant Club status is achieved by ensuring the club has completed the NCRPP (cricket insurance), has checked off on all child safe requirements and the club is active on PlayCricket.com.
The Bloods have taken a number of steps to make sure their 'house is in order' for the upcoming season, adopting a number of policies, including the new CA Policy and Code of Behaviours, and ensuring all coaches are accredited. Recently granted Level 1 Good Sports status and working towards higher levels, the Bloods have had a great response to this season’s online registrations, aiming to retain their Junior Blaster program and seven junior and senior teams.
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