The annual National Community Cricket Awards recognise some of the county's best grassroots cricket volunteers, programs and initiatives. The first step of of the awards process is state and territory nominations, and although the past year has been one like no other, we know there are a whole lot of hardworking people and clubs out there who have gone above and beyond to keep cricket going under incredibly difficult circumstances.
Nominations can be made in the following categories:
Community Match Official of the Year
An umpire or match official (such as a scorer) who leads by example in championing safe, fair and enjoyable cricket for all.
Community Coach of the Year
A coach who exemplifies coaching 'The Australian Way'. Someone who has gone out of their way to make sure that participants are supported to develop both their skills and a lifelong love of cricket'
Club of the Year
A community cricket club that actively creates welcoming environments and seeks to create sustainable participation and growth through good governance, volunteer support and inclusive on field programs.
Young Community Leader
A young person (under the age of 25) who positively impacts those around them through their off-field leadership in volunteering.
Women and Girls Initiative
This award looks to celebrate the outstanding delivery of female-based experiences by finding clever or innovative ways to engage and grow their program.
Technology & Media Initiative
An individual, club or association who has used technology to create a connection to its members, whether by reducing volunteer time, connecting members through social media or enhancing participant experience.
Inclusion and Diversity Initiative of the Year
This award looks to acknowledge the outstanding delivery of diverse and inclusive experiences by finding clever and innovative ways to engage and grow their offering.
Cricket in Schools
A school, ambassador or initiative that celebrates the connection between school, student and the broader cricket community.
Indoor Facility of the Year
An indoor facility that embraces the connection with the community and cricket to provide the best program experience to its participants.
This award recognises outstanding leadership and support in building community-based partnerships that provide positive outcomes to the cricket community (e.g. Local Government, multiple sporting clubs, community not-for-profit groups, etc.)
Junior Cricket Initiative of the Year
This award looks to acknowledge the outstanding delivery of junior cricket experiences by finding clever and innovative ways to engage and grow their junior offering, with a focus on education, fun and social connection.
Association of the Year
A Cricket Association that actively works to create a sustainable competition that provides opportunities for everyone to have the chance to play cricket
Nominations close Wednesday 3 March, 2020 so if you haven't already, make sure you get your nominations in, using the nomination form below: