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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:

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 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

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.

Cricket Club  Location Contact Email  Phone 
Blowfly Cricket Club  Hornsby Mark Rushton  0401 743 747 
Macquarie Cricket Club  Macquarie Park  Greg Brown   
Bankstown DCC  Bankstown  David Clifton  0417 679 169 
Collegians Cricket Club  Campbelltown  Steven Cantrill  0415 896 442 
Trytons Cricket Club  Eastern Suburbs  Andrew Doyle  0415 896 442 
Orange Rainbow Cricket  Orange  Matthew Tabbernor  0425 297 719 
Wollongong Northern Suburbs  Wollongong  Matt Benstead   
Northern Power Cricket Club  Central Coast  Andrew Beattie   
Bradman Foundation  Bowral  Jock Mcilhatton  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. 

Click here for the resource.

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



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:

Resources and tips from Australian Sports Commission


For further information regarding any of our programs, please contact Julie Stafford, Community Engagement Manager on