Les Favell Cricket Foundation

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The Les Favell Foundation was established in October 1988 following a suggestion by a former South Australian Cricket Association president, Phil Ridings. The creation of the foundation was viewed by the SACA as a way of honouring the memory of one of South Australia’s best-loved cricketers who also had a major role in coaching young players.

Throughout July and August this year, the SACA will be conducting six training sessions, across regional South Australia. The Les Favell Talent Identification Program provides outstanding cricketers, both male and female, with the opportunity to showcase their talent in front of SACA’s High Performance coaches.

At each of the sessions, the High Performance coaching team will be accompanied by some of South Australia’s top-ranked cricketers in travelling to Port Lincoln, Jamestown, Murray Bridge, Broken Hill, Renmark, and Mount Gambier. The sessions will be intensive, designed to test a selected group of players who have the potential to compete at the highest level, and represent South Australia in their age level. Therefore, players are encouraged to prepare accordingly.

Session dates:

PORT LINCOLN

When: Monday 8th July

Where: Ravendale Complex, Port Lincoln

What:  Les Favell Talent ID training session

Time:  9:30-11:00am

BROKEN HILL

When: Friday 12th July

Where: Willyama High School, Broken Hill

What:  Les Favell Talent ID training session

Time:  9:30 – 11:00am

RENMARK

When: Wednesday 17th July

Where: Renmark CC, Renmark

What:  Les Favell Talent ID training session

Time:  3:30-5:00pm

MOUNT GAMBIER

When: Friday 9th August

Where: Mount Gambier High School, Mount Gambier

What:  Les Favell Talent ID training session

Time:  5:00-7:00pm

JAMESTOWN

When: Tuesday 13th August

Where: Jamestown Indoor Centre, Jamestown

What:  Les Favell Talent ID training session

Time:  5:00-7:00pm

MURRAY BRIDGE

When: Monday 26th August

Where: Unity College, Murray Bridge

What:  Les Favell Talent ID training session

Time:  4:30-6:00pm

If you would like any further information, please contact Stewart Smith on ssmith@saca.com.au

 

Les Favell Foundation scholarship recipients

Each season The Les Favell Foundation supports young cricketers in South Australia achieve their dreams of playing at the highest level. The foundation was established in October 1988 to assist in the promotion of young underprivileged cricketers in South Australia in all aspects of cricket education. The Foundations first recipient was former West End Redbacks batsman and current West End Redbacks Assistant Coach, Jeff Vaughan.

Shaun Tait bowling RB topShaun Tait is a former Les Favell Foundation Scholarship holder

The major objective of the foundation when it was constituted was to assist in the promotion of young underprivileged cricketers in South Australia in all aspects of cricket education including coaching, training and competition both within South Australia and interstate or overseas and in physical and sports education and education generally. In 1994 the objectives were expanded to include ‘disadvantaged’ cricketers.

 Criteria

The criteria used for selection of foundation scholarship holders are:

  • Under 18 years of age;
  • Potential to play A grade cricket;
  • They must be disadvantaged in some manner, this may include, disadvantaged by distance and having to travel large distances to play grade cricket in Adelaide, financially disadvantaged, home situation or any other means;
  • Must be persons who will represent the foundation in a positive and responsible manner.