SACA Club Facilities Grant Program

The South Australian Cricket Association has this week provided a series of grants to a total of 66 community cricket clubs and associations across the State.

Grants of up to $5,000 have been confirmed, boosting both regional and metropolitan cricket networks. New centre wickets, artificial turf surfaces, and the upgrading of major training and practice facilities were the focus of this round of funding, with the number of applications increasing substantially this season.

The funding is part of SACA’s Club Facilities Grant program, which is being made available following the $535 million redevelopment of Adelaide Oval. Some clubs have also sought funding through the State Government’s Office for Recreation and Sport, and are working with their Association or Local Council on larger projects to improve facilities.

 

SACA/SANFL Strategic Facilities Survey for Associations and Clubs

The South Australian Cricket Association (SACA) are partnering 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) has secured state government funding to conduct the project and the SACA has been 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 need 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 has commenced under the guidance of a reference group including representatives from the Community Football League, SACA and 180SLS and it is anticipated the project will be completed in mid-2014.  To gather the relevant data for this project it will require an extensive consultation process with the key stakeholders responsible for administering and conducting football and cricket.

The survey links below have been designed to capture an extensive database of cricket facilities across the state whilst at the same time identifying some 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.

This survey is being distributed to every metropolitan and regional cricket association and club and provides a great opportunity for SACA to gather relevant data on cricket facilities from across the state.

CLUBS: To access the survey, click or follow the attached link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/X5978YQ

ASSOCIATIONS: To access the survey, click or follow the attached link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VMPR73V

Once you have completed all the questions please click DONE and your responses will be saved and your contribution acknowledged.

On behalf of the SACA, we thank you for taking part in the survey and your contribution to the consultation process is greatly appreciated.

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