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Cricket news, information & resources in one place

This E-Newsletter provides a consolidated source of information for Queensland Cricket Associations, Clubs and Indoor Centres.

This has been circulated to Association/Club Presidents & Secretaries and Indoor Centre Owners. Please feel free to share with your officials and volunteers.

You can also follow Queensland Cricket Community and Pathways on Facebook.




 

QLD into Shield Final After WA Win

With a ticket to the Sheffield Shield decider secured, Queensland are now intent on locking up a home final and ending their six-year drought.

Read more
 

Countdown on to National Indoor Cricket League

The countdown is on! One month to go until the Beastwear NICL returns, with select games live-streamed every week from April 15th. See more here.


Building Active Communities Workshops

The Building Active Communities Workshop program provides free workshops to increase the skills and knowledge of community sport and recreation volunteers such as committee members, coaches, team managers, officials and administrators. You can find details of upcoming workshops here.

MyCricket Survey

Queensland Cricket is evaluating how clubs and administrators used Online Registration this season with a view towards providing feedback to Cricket Australia ahead of their development period.

The main purpose these surveys is to evaluate how Queensland Cricket can best support clubs and members, while also providing real development feedback to Cricket Australia.
 
Cricket Australia will be heavily promoting and encouraging the use of PlayCricket across all formats next season so clubs are invited now to speak up, ahead of the consultation period.
  
All club administrators are invited to complete the short 5 minute survey here

Volunteers of the Month

 
The Gold Coast Volunteer of the months for February is Francis Nairn, Francis is heavily involved within the Gold Coast Dolphins women’s junior set up, as well as the South Coast Schools Sports set up.
Francis has been doing a fantastic job in creating an opportunity for girls to play cricket, through club and school pathways which has been a fantastic addition to cricket on the Gold Coast.
In the first season of the U15s women’s grade competition, the Gold Coast team won the competition with Francis as coach. The girls were raving about the fantastic job he has done over this season.
Congratulations to Francis on the recognition!

The SEQ Volunteer of the Month for February is our very special T20 Blast Coordinator - Dorothy Armstrong. Dorothy has again done a fantastic job organising and running the Ipswich T20 Blast hub this season. Her enthusiasm has caught on and as a result we have seen the program go from strength to strength. She has found and encouraged lots of new volunteers and helped to link the program to the next step in the cricketing pathway. A big thanks to Dorothy for all her hard work!

Queensland Cricket Sponsor Offers



CUA has teamed up with Queensland Cricket to support cricket from the grassroots to the Gabba. You can earn cash for your club while earning great savings for you.
Click here for more information.


Healthy feet help keep children active and pain free. Book you child’s NO GAP* foot health check at your local myFootDr online at
myfootdr.com.au or call 1800 366 837. Click here for full T&Cs. 



Coca Cola’s Sports Club Everyday Price offers are out now. Great discounts, easy ordering and delivery.
Click here for more information.  

Australia's Stars back Junior Formats
 

James Pattinson and Elyse Villani endorse new junior formats designed to get players more involved in the game.

See more.


Upcoming Events

JLT Sheffield Shield Final
Commences 23 March 
See more
Premier Cricket Women's Firsts
One Day Final
Sunday 18 March
See more
 
Premier Cricket Men's 4D Finals 
Commence 17 March
See more
 

 

Upcoming Grants

Contact your local Queensland Cricket Officer or our State Infrastructure Manager to let us know of your projects. We'd love to help

Gambling Community Benefit Fund


Allocates funding between $500 and $35,000 to not-for-profit community groups to enhance their capacity to provide services, leisure activities and opportunities for Queensland communities. Click
here for details.  

This funding program is applicable across all of Queensland and is ideal for cricket clubs that need to:
Buy a new cricket pitch roller
Team up with the local footy club to repair the club house roof or revamp the canteen
Upgrade the cricket pitch
Purchase new training equipment
Work with the local soccer club to upgrade the lighting on the oval
Install synthetic training wickets or upgrade the practice nets
Work with the rugby club to install a shade structure for fans and spectators

Local Council Funding
Queensland Cricket has a centralised webpage - providing direct links to each Council's funding pages. Click
here for more information. 

Tell us about your cricket infrastructure projects

Queensland Cricket has launched a simple online form for clubs and associations to register cricket infrastructure projects. Registering your projects individually will allow us to see what stage you’ve reached in project development, and provide advice on how best to fund and progress your project.

Click
here to register cricket your infrastructure project or contact QC's State Infrastructure Manager for further assistance.

Online Resources & Tools

Club Healthcheck: The Club Healthcheck provides a central tool to identify a Club's critical success factors. On completion of the healthcheck, a report will be emailed to your Club. Your local cricket officer is available to summarise this for you by preparing a short action plan. See more.

Indoor Cricket Development Scheme:
On a similar basis to the Club Healthcheck, Indoor Centres can complete a brief survey relating to the development of Indoor Cricket in their Centre. Following completion of the survey, QC staff will draft a short development plan & meet with the Centre to discuss.
See more.

Volunteer Management Framework (VMF):
The VMF provides recommended actions for Cricket Clubs & Associations to recruit and retain volunteers. If you complete a Club Healthcheck, your local cricket officer will get a VMF underway for you.
See more.

Well Played: For best practice policies/guidelines for training and matches, including safety considerations, please refer to ‘Well Played - Australian Cricket’s playing policies and community guidelines'.
See more.

Good Sports is a free supportive program for community sporting clubs. The program assists clubs in role modelling, and setting clear expectations for their players, members and spectators that will help ensure the safety, health and wellbeing of the club’s members. See more. 

 

Volunteer Tip - Inducting Volunteers

Induction is important to ensure new volunteers:

» are familiar with the Club or Association's objects
» understand their role
» understands lines of responsibility and supervision
» are aware of their rights and responsibilities
» feel welcome
» are aware of the Club and Association’s facilities
» receive a copy of all relevant policies and procedures
» understand occupational health and safety issues
» meet the relevant Committee members or coaches, and
» understand the Club's history

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