Volunteers are critical to our sport and undoubtedly there are individuals within your club or associations that have been the backbone of your organisation for many years, or are currently one of the key drivers in making everything happen. Through SACA’s Cricket Partnership Program, association and clubs have the opportunity to recognise and publicly thank some of these important individuals.
1. Nomination for volunteer recognition – 50 years of service
Cricket Australia and SACA wish to recognise volunteers whom have provided 50 years of service to cricket.
Service to cricket can be defined as a player, a coach, an administrator, an umpire, ground staff, a scorer or a general helper. As with most of our long serving volunteers, it will probably be a combination of a number of these roles. To thank our long serving volunteers, nominated individuals will be awarded with a gold plated Cricket Australia branded pin presented in a velvet case. A certificate will accompany the pin signed by the Chairman of Cricket Australia.
South Australian cricket associations and clubs are asked to click on the attachment below to nominate one of your volunteers for a 50 years of service pin. As per last season, nominations can be submitted to Cricket Australia directly via clicking on the link below and completing page four of the interactive document. Alternatively, nominations can be completed via the word document which will in turn be forwarded to Cricket Australia by SACA on your behalf.
It is envisaged that the award will be available for presentation at the Volunteer Recognition end of season function.
Nominations close Friday 17th January 2014.
2. Nomination for volunteer recognition – 25 years of service (SACA)
The nomination form below allows you to nominate those long standing volunteers for a SACA 25 years of service medallion for their service to cricket.
Service to cricket can be defined as a player, a coach, an administrator, an umpire, ground staff, a scorer or a general helper. As with most of our long serving volunteers, it will probably be a combination of a number of these roles.
Each volunteer will be invited to the SACA Volunteer Recognition Day on February 16th 2014 and officially recognised as a group. It is then envisaged that the award will be made available to your organisation for presentation at your end of season function.
Nominations close Friday 17th January 2014.
3. The South Australian Community Cricket Volunteer of the Year
The winner of this prestigious award will be chosen from the SA Regional Volunteer Award winners, and will be presented at a Volunteer Awards ceremony to be held at the Adelaide Oval on January 5th 2014. The SA Community Cricket Volunteer of the Year will then attend a Cricket Australia Hospitality Event to recognise volunteers at the ODI in Sydney on January 19th 2014. Nominations close Monday 16th December 2013, and completed forms should be forwarded to Andrew Caldwell at the SACA; firstname.lastname@example.org
4. First time volunteer certificates
Cricket Australia is committed to recognising the significant impact volunteers have on the wellbeing of our great game and through its partnership with the Australian Cricket Society, have introduced a recognition program to acknowledge first time volunteers. The program aims to identify volunteers within clubs and MILO in2CRICKET centres that have contributed in some way, whether it is through coaching, umpiring or administration.
By nominating a volunteer at your club or centre, you can say thank you to your volunteers that have contributed to inspiring the next generation of cricket players and fans.
Club administrators are encouraged to nominate their volunteers:
Find nominated volunteer via the club/centres My Cricket person list. Menu: People > Person list.
Edit person record (right click on name)
Add new role “Volunteer Award”. Person Edit: Roles > Add new role – Office bearer. Select sub-role Volunteer Award
5. SACA’s Volunteer Recognition Day
SACA is keen to be able to personally thank some of our key volunteers and will again be holding an annual Volunteers Day at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday 16th February 2014, so make a note in your diary for this event now!
This will again coincide with the finals of the Country Living Homes Metro & Country T20 Championship Cups, prior to the Country Living Homes State-wide Club T20 Final, and will provide an opportunity for many South Australian players, parents and administrators to attend and congratulate their volunteers, while enjoying the cricket and facilities at Adelaide Oval.
SACA 25 Years of Service Medal