About the project

ABOUT THE PROJECT

The South Australian Cricket Association is committed to a culture of inclusion and diversity and for this reason, the SACA Development Academy was established in 2017.

The Development Academy supports South Australia’s most talented cricketers from underrepresented groups, including those with physical and mental disabilities and those from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds.

While a focus on cricket skills is critical for player development, SACA places just as much emphasis on personal development opportunities, with an array of physical and mental health programs on offer to Development Academy participants.

Each year, SACA sends six Aboriginal and disability teams interstate to represent South Australia at their respective National Championships. To continue to provide this at no cost to these passionate cricketers, SACA is seeking donations to assist.


WHO?

SACA supports the following teams that compete in the National Cricket Inclusion Championships and National Indigenous Cricket Championships, as well as providing coaches, team managers and mentors:

  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing Men                                 
  • Cricketers with an Intellectual Disability Men
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing Women                           
  • Blind and Vision Impaired Men
  • Aboriginal Women
  • Aboriginal Men


WHY?

As a reflection of SACA’s dedication to making cricket South Australia’s favourite sport and a sport for all South Australians, our non-professional State teams are given access to the same state-of-the-art facilities as our elite teams.

Personal development opportunities include strength and conditioning, nutrition, mindset coaching and gratitude sessions. SACA is committed to not only developing the player but developing the person.


HOW CAN YOU HELP?

By donating, you will be helping to support player development, wellbeing, equipment, uniforms, accommodation, meals, Development Academy promotion and the ability to recognise our wonderful volunteers.

 

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