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!
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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