SACA Community Cricket Awards

Each year the SACA recognise volunteers and administrators for their outstanding contribution to cricket. Awards are offered across categories that recognise administrators, coaches, officials, teachers and media. These awards are presented at the annual Community Cricket Awards breakfast held at Adelaide Oval.

A massive thank you and congratulations to all the winners of the 2024 Awards! You can see the full list of winners below.

The winners of each award will be nominated for the National Community Cricket Awards, presented by Cricket Australia in May.


These selected award winners received the following prizes:

  • Volunteer of the Year – $300 voucher to spend on accommodation and dining at the picturesque Oval Hotel
  • Community Club of the Year – 5 x 90 minute sessions to use at SACA’s state-of-the-art Favel Dansie Indoor Centre at Adelaide Oval, and a framed signed WBBL Strikers shirt
  • Cricket Facility of the Year – $10,000 solar package kindly donated by Tindo Solar to support the growth of grassroots cricket
  • Young Leader of the Year – $250 New Balance voucher thanks to SACA supply partner Belgravia Apparel
  • Community Cricket Coach of the Year – $300 Tool Kit Depot voucher, one of SACA’s major partners

Award Categories


  • An outstanding individual who has demonstrated significant contribution and leadership in supporting their Club, Association, program or team to create great experiences for their community.

  • A community cricket club that actively creates welcoming environments and seeks to create sustainable participation and growth through good governance, volunteer support and inclusive on field programs.

  • A cricket Association that actively works to create a sustainable competition that provides opportunities for everyone to have the chance to be involved in cricket.

  • A coach who exemplifies coaching The Australian Way. Someone who has gone out of their way to make sure that participants are supported to develop both their skills and a lifelong love of cricket.

  • A young person, under the age of 25 who positively impacts those around them through their off-field leadership in volunteering.

  • This award recognises the outstanding leadership and support in building community-based partnerships that provide positive outcomes to the cricket community (e.g Local Government, Not for Profit groups, multiple clubs),

  • This award looks to celebrate the outstanding delivery of female-based experiences by finding clever and innovative ways to engage and grow their program.

  • A school, ambassador or initiative that celebrates the connection between school, student and the broader cricket community.

  • An individual, club or association who uses technology to create a connection to its members, by reducing volunteer time, connecting members through social media or enhancing participant experience.

  • A match official (such as a scorer, team manager, umpire) who leads by example in championing safe, fair and enjoyable cricket for all.

  • This award acknowledges the outstanding delivery of diverse and inclusive experiences by finding clever and innovative ways to engage and grow their club.

  • This award acknowledges a club, organisation or local government authority that has developed, or redeveloped, a community cricket facility to enable increased use by underrepresented groups in the community and an enhanced experience for all.

  • An indoor facility that embraces the connection with the community and cricket to provide the best program experience to its participants.

  • Acknowledging the outstanding delivery of junior cricket experiences by finding clever and innovative ways to engage and grow their junior offering with a focus on education, fun and social connection.

  • An individual, team, club or association that has displayed an outstanding contribution and commitment towards the Spirit of Cricket.

  • Awarded to individuals who have completed 10, 25 or 50 years of service to cricket. Service can be defined as player, coach, administrator, umpire, ground staff, scorer, school volunteer or general club helper. Nominee can be self-nominating or nominated on behalf of an individual.

Since 2009, more than 430 South Australians have been recognised for their tireless service to cricket. See the full list of recipients here.

For further information on the SACA Community Cricket Awards please contact Club and Association Officer, Daphne Albanese:

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