Junior Community Cricket
In the late 1990’s, three new junior cricket associations were formed. Planning these associations was initiated by the community clubs in conjunction with SACA after there were concerns that there were not enough players moving into senior cricket. These junior associations have grown and thrived and now feature U/9, U/11 and U/13 age groups.
NEJCA is the largest junior-only cricket association in South Australia and is also the fastest growing. The association offers a pathway from Under 9’s to Under 11’s to Under 13’s and all matches are played on Sunday mornings. There were 15 clubs and 57 teams competing in the 2009/10 season.
Visit http://www.nejca.com/ for further information.
The PDCA was formed in 1958 to cater for cricket at all levels within the Salisbury, Playford and Gawler councils. The association has grown steadily and now features eight grades of senior cricket, three grades of women’s cricket and five junior age groups.
Visit http://pdca.sa.cricket.com.au/ for further information.
The WSJCA was established to provide a pathway for the number of primary school children living in the western suburbs who wanted to play club cricket. The association has Under 11 and Under 13 age groups with matches played on Sunday mornings. There were 9 clubs and 24 teams competing in the 2012/13 season.
Visit http://wsjca.sa.cricket.com.au/ for further information.
The SCJCA covers the inner metropolitan area from Unley to Glenelg and also extends through the foothills and southern suburbs. There are three age groups offered with divisions for Under 11, Under 13 and Under 15, are played on Sunday mornings, as well as the new Under 9 T20 Blast Matches. There were 14 clubs and 35 teams competing in the 2012/13 season.
Visit http://southcentralcricket.org/ for further information.
Adelaide Turf Cricket Association
With the development of the community based club structure, a need became necessary to incorporate a junior competition at U/15 and U/17 levels providing a clear pathway for young cricketers to move into senior representation without having to change clubs at this important stage of their development. The junior competition of ATCA currently incorporates over 50 teams playing turf cricket on Sunday afternoons.
Visit http://atca.sa.cricket.com.au/ for further information.