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SACA Development Academy

Aboriginal Cricket

SACA works with the Aboriginal Cricket Advisory Committee SA to provide opportunities for Aboriginal people to be involved with cricket in South Australia.


Aboriginal Cricket Advisory Committee of South Australia

The Aboriginal Cricket Advisory Committee of South Australia (ACACSA) is an advisory committee to the SACA Board to provide advice on Aboriginal cricket initiatives.

This group strives to link cricket into the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander community and advises SACA on how to improve participation of Aboriginal people in all aspects of cricket. 

Click here to read the ACACSA terms of reference.

SACA Regional and Remote Five-Year Aboriginal Engagement Plan 2015-2020

The South Australian Cricket Association’s (SACA) mission is to be South Australia’s favourite sport – a sport for all South Australians. The main objective is to promote and develop cricket in South Australia.

This five year strategy is intended to grow the participation of Aboriginal people in all areas of cricket throughout South Australia.

Through this strategy, SACA seeks to align with Cricket Australia’s goal of engaging Aboriginal people as players, volunteers, coaches, umpires, administrators and officials. In doing so, it aims to contribute towards Cricket Australia’s overall goal of being a force for positive social change in communities and consolidating cricket as Australia’s favourite sport – a sport for all.

Click here to read SACA's Regional and Remote 5-Year Aboriginal Engagement Plan 2015-2020.

National Indigenous Cricket Championships 

The National Indigenous Cricket Championships is played each year with teams representing all states and territories competing. South Australia field both a men's and a women's team to compete in this event.

Following in the footsteps of Faith Thomas and Jason Gillespie, it is hoped that many young Aboriginal people will get involved in cricket and stay within the game.

Both Aboriginal teams sit within SACA’s Development Academy. 

If you would like be involved in the SACA’s Aboriginal cricket program, contact SACA Community Engagement Coordinator Amy Wiseman on (08) 8300 3296 or at awiseman@saca.com.au.

SACA Reconciliation Round

Clubs are encouraged to connect with their local Aboriginal mobs and cricket associations to develop appropriate ways to incorporate Aboriginal culture into their fixture.

The Reconciliation Rounds is aimed at strengthening relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous peoples, for the benefit of South Australian Cricket

For more information please contact your SACA Club Officer.

Click to read more about the SACA Reconciliation Round.

SACA Aboriginal Cricket Carnival

Over the March long weekend, SACA will be inviting Aboriginal community groups to take part in the ‘SACA Aboriginal Cricket Carnival’. This free carnival brings teams from Ceduna, Port Lincoln, Murray Bridge, Port Augusta and Adelaide to take part in a T20 competition.

Click here to view a video from the 2019 carnival.

If you would like to enter a team then please contact Matt Lucas on mlucas@saca.com.au.

Aboriginal pathway and skills videos

SACA provides a pathway for Aboriginal cricketers to not only participate, but excel in cricket.

Click here to learn more about the pathway for Aboriginal cricketers.

Follow the links below to find a tutorial for each skill by South Australian Aboriginal cricketers.