Each season, one weekend of Premier Cricket is dubbed ‘FeBLUary round’ – an initiative implemented originally by the Southern District Cricket Club to raise awareness for depression, anxiety and other mental health issues.
All captains receive a blue cap to wear for match days and medals are awarded following the round to recognise individuals who demonstrate the best spirit of cricket.
The male and junior grades will take part in FeBLUary on 10 and 17 February, while the women’s grades will be involved on 10 and 11 February.
This weekend as a feature of FeBLUary, each of the six first grade women’s sides will play two T20 matches across Berri, Loxton and Renmark.
With women and girls’ participation being a key component of the Australian Cricket strategy, SACA is taking high-level cricket to regional areas, hoping to encourage more females to get involved in the game.
In what will be round 9 and 10 of the T20 tournament, these last minor-round matches will determine which two clubs will go on to play in the final the following week, with West Torrens, Sturt, Kensington, Northern Districts all in contention.
A number of SA Scorpions players will feature in the round, bringing an extra level of excitement to the country competition for players and spectators alike.
If you feel you need support around depression or anxiety for yourself, a family member or friend, Beyond Blue can be contacted 1300 22 4636, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.