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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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All Abilities Cricket

Cricket is proudly dedicated to being A Sport for All. Cricket NSW programs for people with disabilities and/or special needs are called ‘All Ability’ programs.

OPPORTUNITY: Click here to find out more about the Head Coach – NSW Deaf and Hard of Hearing team – position.

There are a myriad of ways to get involved in playing cricket in your local region! We are always developing new programs and centres for all regions, so keep your eye out in your local area.

 

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

 

All Ability programs in Schools

Cricket NSW’s All Ability Program is run the same way as our Woolworths Junior Blasters program. This program runs over four weeks with a set curriculum focused on developing fundamental cricket skills, creating a fun-loving experience and building an inclusive welcoming environment for all participants.

 

We run programs specifically for children with special needs at your school. Please contact luke.murphy@cricketnsw.com.au for more details.

 

 

All Ability programs at Clubs

Woolworths Junior Blasters introduces boys and girls to Australia’s favourite sport. Focused on creating an inclusive and diverse environment to not only develop cricket skills, but social life skills as well.

 

The program is run over 8 weeks and is delivered at local clubs or pre-established centres by trained Cricket NSW staff.

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 sustainable All Ability centres for children and young adults with special needs. Below are the centres that currently offer adapted cricket specifically for children and young adults with special needs.

 

For older participants, please contact your local club. In NSW as part of our dedication to becoming a sport for all, all clubs are inclusive and diverse, they are always excited to have new cricketers at their clubs so get involved!

Cricket Club

Location

Contact

Email

Blowfly Cricket Club

Hornsby

Mark Rushton

m.rushton1@bigpond.com

Bankstown District Cricket Club

Bankstown

David Clifton

thecliftons@ozemail.com.au

Collegians Cricket Club

Campbelltown

Steven Cantrill

spc17n@gmail.com

Trytons Cricket Club

Rose Bay and Killara

Andrew Doyle

doylepacpac@gmail.com

Northern Power Cricket Club

Toukley

Paul McCombie

northernpowercc@bigpond.com

Bradman Foundation

Bowral

Jock Mcilhatton

coach@bradman.com.au

Young District Cricket Association

Young

Luke Murphy

luke.murphy@cricketnsw.com.au

If you are a cricket club and want to start an All Ability Centre here is some further information to help you moving forward in setting up a centre. Click here for more info.

Once you’ve looked over the resources and would like to finalise the centre, please contact luke.murphy@cricketnsw.com.au.

 

All Ability cricket for elite cricketers

Every year Cricket NSW sends 3 teams to Cricket Australia’s, National Cricket Inclusion Championships which have traditionally been held in Geelong.

The three teams we send are:

-           NSW Intellectual Disability team

-           NSW Blind and Low Vision team

-           NSW Deaf and Hard of Hearing team

To find out more about the NCIC and our NSW athletes, check out the videos below:

 

 

 

 

 

For further information regarding any of our program or how to get involved, please contact Luke Murphy, Cricket NSW’s Diversity and Inclusion Officer at luke.murphy@cricketnsw.com.au