Here you will find tips on establishing a new cricket club, as well as possible ways of improving an already established cricket club.
Welcome to the Cricket Tasmania Club Assistance page. Here you will find tips on establishing a new cricket club, as well as possible ways of improving an already established cricket club.
Cricket Tasmania always welcomes your suggestions for content to be added to this page. If you have any suggestions, please contact Shane Holland.
All cricket clubs must be a legal entity. The most simple and inexpensive means of establishing a legal entity is incorporation, separate from the individual members. Click on the headings below to find out more about incorporation.
Tasmanian Consumer Affairs and Fair Trading– Incorporated Associations
Tasmanian Associations Incorporation Act 1964
All incorporated associations must have a constitution. This is a written set of rules which outline the operations of the association including membership, how the committee works and how meetings run. These rules become effective once the association is incorporated. Click on the headings below to find out more about constitutions.
Tasmanian Consumer Affairs and Fair Trading – Constitution / Rules
Department of Economic Development, Tourism and the Arts Constitution
Not for profit and incorporated sporting organisations can be eligible for a number of grants to assist with operational expenses, as well as the acquisition of equipment and establishment or upgrade of facilities. Please visit the below websites for more information on possible grants that your club could be eligible for.
Sport and Rec Tasmania Grant Programs
Australian Sports Foundation
As well as grants, sponsorship and fundraising are keys to sustaining a viable sporting organisation. Most cricket clubs rely heavily on sponsorship and fundraising to generate funds to assist with operational expenses, as well as the acquisition of equipment and establishment or upgrade of facilities. Please click here to visit the Department of Economic Development, Tourism and the Arts Sponsorship, Fundraising and Grants page.
Sponsorship, Fundraising and Grants
Insurance is vital for any new cricket club so JLT Sport and Cricket Australia have formed a partnership to create the Cricket Australia National Club Risk Protection Program. Cricket Tasmania recommends that all new and existing clubs register their insurance with JLT Sport’s Cricket Australia National Club Risk Protection Programme. For more information, please click here.
Play By The Rules
Play by the Rules provides information and online learning for community sport and recreation on how to prevent and deal with discrimination, harassment and child abuse and develop inclusive and welcoming environments for participation.
Schools and sporting organisations can use the resources on Play by the Rules to promote inclusive, safe and fair participation.
Play by the Rules is a partnership between the Australian Sports Commission, Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission, all state and territory sport and recreation and anti-discrimination agencies and the Queensland Commission for Children, Young People and Child Guardian.
For more information on the Play by the Rules initiative click here.
Cricket Tasmania (CT) takes its member protection responsibilities, inclusive of child protection, discrimination and other forms of inappropriate behaviour seriously. It is essential to CT that cricket provides a safe and nurturing environment to its current and potential members. As a result CT has an adopted Member Protection Policy (MPP), and conducts its operations in accordance with the MPP.
Member protection policies are of value and importance to cricket associations and clubs at all levels. A MPP will assist to ensure any association/club has appropriate and documented standards, and procedures to handle issues which may arise in areas covered by their MPP.
CT recommends all Tasmanian cricket associations and clubs develop and adopt a MPP.
This can achieved by the association/club developing its own policy, based on CT’s with appropriate amendments as the association/club sees fit, or the association/club formally documenting it will act in accordance with CT’s policy. Regardless of which option is pursued by the association/club, adherence to screening and complaint handling procedures outlined in the CT policy is of importance.
Further information on member protection can be found at www.playbytherules.net.au or www.ausport.gov.au. For further information on CT’s MPP, or advice and guidance on the development of an association/club MPP, please contact CT.
Click here for Cricket Tasmania Member Protection Policy
Click here for a Tasmanian Police Check Form.
Cricket Tasmania Premier League matches are scored electronically using the Total Cricket Scorer Program. For more information on this program click here.
For matches scored in a paper scorebook, Cricket Tasmania has a guidelines page to help with the process. To download this document click here (link coming).
Level One Umpires Course
Cricket Tasmania provides at least one Level One Umpires Course per season which is aimed at volunteers who may be charged with the responsibility of officiating a game of cricket.
The Level One Umpires course is a two and a half hour course with successful candidates being nationally accredited by Cricket Australia. The course is comprised of two modules covering;
The Umpire: The role and qualities, Spirit of Cricket, Code of Conduct and Playing Conditions.
The Cricket Match: How to manage a match, the basic rules of cricket and scoring.
For more information on dates and times of this course contact Cricket Tasmania:
South - Regional Cricket Manager Scott McNaughton - 62820426
North - Regional Cricket Manager Clinton Reid- 63367020
North West - Regional Cricket Manager Adam Drinkwell- 6424 1835
Good Sports Accreditation
Alcohol and sport are historically closely linked in Australia. Most major sporting competitions and teams promote and advertise alcohol consumption and many sports clubs have a tradition of heavy drinking. A large number of clubs depend on revenue from alcohol to finance club activities.
The Good Sports program is an initiative of the Australian Drug Foundation (ADF) to develop safer and healthier communities. The program helps sporting clubs manage alcohol responsibly and reduce alcohol related problems such as binge and underage drinking.
For more information on Good Sports Accreditation click here.