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All Abilities

Cricket is a sport for all and at Cricket NSW our programs for people with special needs are called ‘All Ability’ programs.


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 Our programs are generously sponsored by Lord's Taverners NSW with the aim to grow disability participation at all levels from participation to coaches to administrators and officials.

Our programs include:

Milo in2CRICKET programs in Schools

A MILO in2CRICKET skills program runs over four weeks with a set curriculum developing the fundamental skills needed to play Cricket. 

We can run programs specifically for children with Special needs at your school. Please contact julie.stafford@cricketnsw.com.au for more details.

Milo in2CRICKET programs at Clubs

Milo in2CRICKET introduces boys and girls to Australia’s favourite sport. The program runs over 8 weeks and is delivered at local Clubs or centres.

To find your nearest in2CRICKET Centre for your child, please visit www.playcricket.com.au

We can also work directly with Clubs that are interested in setting up in2CRICKETcentres for children and young adults with Special needs. These clubs offer cricket specifically for children with special needs, please contact them directly.

Cricket Club  Location Contact Email  Phone 
Blowfly Cricket Club  Hornsby Mark Rushton  m.rushton1@bigpond.com  0401 743 747 
Macquarie Cricket Club  Macquarie Park  Greg Brown  gregbrown4a@gmail.com   
Bankstown DCC  Bankstown  David Clifton  thecliftons@ozemail.com.au  0417 679 169 
Collegians Cricket Club  Campbelltown  Steven Cantrill  spc17n@gmail.com  0415 896 442 
Trytons Cricket Club  Eastern Suburbs  Andrew Doyle  doylepacpac@gmail.com  0415 896 442 
Orange Rainbow Cricket  Orange  Matthew Tabbernor  matthew.tabbernor@cricketnsw.com.au  0425 297 719 
Wollongong Northern Suburbs  Wollongong  Matt Benstead  mbenstead77@optusnet.com.au   
Northern Power Cricket Club  Central Coast  Andrew Beattie  haggisbeattie79@gmail.com   
Bradman Foundation  Bowral  Jock Mcilhatton  coach@bradman.com.au  0439 690 026 

If you are a cricket club and want to start a Milo in2Cricket Centre we have created a resource to guide you and there could be some funding available. 

Click here for the resource.

To see an example for a wonderful Milo in2CRICKET Centre please watch this short video

Cricket for elite players

Cricket NSW will be sending 3 teams to the National Cricket Inclusion Championships in Geelong from January 22nd – 27th 2018.

 

NSW team for Cricketers with an Intellectual Disability

NSW Blind Cricketers

NSW Deaf Cricketers

 

 

Sixers v Thunder All Abilities T20 Cup - for cricketers with an intellectual disability

Games :

Thunder v Sixers : Sunday 15th October Bankstown Oval 1.30 – 4.30pm

Sixers v Thunder : Sunday 12th November (Venue TBC)1.30 – 4.30pm

Thunder v Sixers: Sunday 10th December (Venue TBC) 1.30 –  4.30pm

 

Other Organisations 

We work closely with these key organisations to provide opportunities for people to play:

Blind Cricket NSW    

Special Olympics NSW  

 

All Ability Alliance

In 2015, An All Ability Alliance will be established and led by Cricket NSW allowing the following groups to meet quarterly, share best practice and capture the outcomes of cricket programs being delivered.

  • Special Olympics NSW
  • Lords’ Taverners NSW
  • Northcott
  • School Sport Unit – Disability Unit
  • Blind Cricket NSW
  • Department of Sport and Rec – Disability unit
  • Dream Cricket 
  • Blowfly Cricket Club
  • Deaf Sports NSW
  • Primary Club
  • Australian Foundation for Disability
  • Wheelchair Sports NSW
  • Variety Club
  • Ability Links
  • All Kids Can Play

 

For an overview of different types of disabilities with strategies for inclusion:

http://www.disability-resource.org.au/disability-information.html

Resources and tips from Australian Sports Commission

http://www.ausport.gov.au/participating/disability/resources

 

For further information regarding any of our programs, please contact Julie Stafford, Community Engagement Manager on julie.stafford@cricketnsw.com.au