Cricket is a sport for all and at Cricket NSW our programs for people with special needs are called ‘All Ability’ programs.
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:
Junior Blasters programs in Schools
Junior Blasters 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Junior Blasters programs at Clubs
Junior Blasters 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 Junior Blasters Centre for your child, please visit www.playcricket.com.au
We can also work directly with Clubs that are interested in setting up Junior Blasters centres for children and young adults with Special needs. These clubs offer cricket specifically for children with special needs, please contact them directly.
|Blowfly Cricket Club||Hornsby||Mark Rushtonemail@example.com||0401 743 747|
|Macquarie Cricket Club||Macquarie Park||Greg Brownfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Bankstown DCC||Bankstown||David Cliftonemail@example.com||0417 679 169|
|Collegians Cricket Club||Campbelltown||Steven Cantrillfirstname.lastname@example.org||0415 896 442|
|Trytons Cricket Club||Eastern Suburbs||Andrew Doyleemail@example.com||0415 896 442|
|Orange Rainbow Cricket||Orange||Matthew Tabbernorfirstname.lastname@example.org||0425 297 719|
|Wollongong Northern Suburbs||Wollongong||Matt Bensteademail@example.com|
|Northern Power Cricket Club||Central Coast||Andrew Beattiefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Bradman Foundation||Bowral||Jock Mcilhattonemail@example.com||0439 690 026|
If you are a cricket club and want to start a Junior Blasters Centre we have created a resource to guide you and there could be some funding available.
To see an example for a wonderful Junior Blasters 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
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
We work closely with these key organisations to provide opportunities for people to play:
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
- 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:
Resources and tips from Australian Sports Commission
For further information regarding any of our programs, please contact Julie Stafford, Community Engagement Manager on firstname.lastname@example.org