SACA Club Facilities Grant Program
SACA Club Facility Grant Program NOW OPEN for 2015/16
The South Australian Cricket Association is excited to announce the opening of the 2015/16 Club Facility Grant Program, with up to $5000 in grant funding available for eligible grassroots community clubs to develop their cricket related facilities.
Over the past three seasons, more than 60 clubs each year have been recipients of SACA grant funding, with many using it to complete projects including new turf wickets, covers, new artificial wickets and netting for practice wickets, along with clubroom and building improvements. See below for last season's examples of successful grant projects;
To download the 2015/16 Club Facility Grant Application form, click on the link below;
SACA/SANFL Strategic Facilities Survey for Associations and Clubs
Over the last 18 months, the South Australian Cricket Association (SACA) has partnered with the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) in a project aimed at developing a Strategic Facilities Plan for community cricket and football in South Australia.
The SA Community Football League (SACFL) secured state government funding to conduct the project and the SACA were invited to be part of the strategy, given the close connection between the sports and the use of predominantly the same facilities around the state. One Eighty Sport & Leisure Solutions (180 SLS) were engaged to conduct the project.
One of the key issues confronting both football and cricket administrators is ensuring their facilities meet the required standards to enable safe and enjoyable competition to occur regardless of the age, ability level or experience of those participating. Quality facilities are essential for community clubs to be a viable and strong part of their local community. Both sports are working together to develop a coordinated and cohesive approach to future facility development in order that the sports continue to prosper and provide high quality playing environments.
The project commenced under the guidance of a reference group including representatives from the Community Football League, SACA, the Office for Recreation and Sport, and 180SLS and the initial report has been delivered for consideration. By gathering the relevant data for this project through an extensive consultation process with the key stakeholders, a strategic document has been produced which identifies the key areas for cricket and football to coolaborate on joint facility developments.
The survey link for clubs is still open below, and has been designed to capture an extensive database of cricket facilities across the state whilst at the same time identifying other key issues facing cricket administrators.
Your responses to these surveys will be used to guide the SACA’s Club Facility Grant Program, and to plan the development and upgrade of shared cricket facilities in the future.
On behalf of the SACA, we thank all clubs and associations for taking part in the survey and your contribution to the consultation process is greatly appreciated.