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Volunteers, clubs, associations and community organisations do an outstanding job to ensure cricket is able to thrive at the grassroots. Cricket Victoria wants to recognise those that provide a significant contribution to cricket and allow the whole community to be involved in the game we all love. This is the inaugural year for the A Sport For All Awards â€“ Victoria, that we are excited to share with you all. The awards look to recognise those who make cricket an inclusive environment for everyone, regardless of their gender or background. Those who embrace diversity and provide a high-quality experience, to ensure cricket is a sport for all Australians. We look forward to receiving nominations from the entire Victorian cricket community, and recognise and share the great achievements. TONY DODEMAIDE CEO - CRICKET VICTORIA
W O N G A PA R K C R I C K E T C LU B NATI O NAL J U N I O R C R I C K E T P R O G R A M O F TH E YEAR | 2016/17 The Wonga Park Cricket Club is on the fringes of the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, surrounded by bush land, farms and low density housing and its community is very diverse. The clubs work to integrate a girls only team and create an under 18 side to help junior participants transition into senior cricket, were key reasons behind their selection for the Junior Cricket Program of the Year. At the start of the 2016/17 season the girls only team had seven participants, but peaked at 14 throughout the year. The club organised girls with appropriate clothing and appointed coaches. It has a strong focus on diversity and inclusion, and looks to welcome everyone. Ash Parker said that the award highlighted “how as a community we work together to include everyone, we want the whole family to be part of the cricket club and create an environment that encourages this.” We hope to see many more great nominations such as Wonga Park Cricket Club’s for the A Sport For All Awards – Victoria. Congratulations again to Wonga Park Cricket Club.
W HY N O M I N ATE ? •
Share your success story with the cricket family.
Be recognised as a leader in community cricket.
Raise awareness about your activities and achievements.
Winners are invited to celebrate their achievements with a trip to the inaugural awards night.
Show people in the community that they are valued.
AWAR D CATE G O R I E S 1.
Community Cricket Club of the Year
Cricket Association of the Year
Premier Cricket Club of the Year
Community Cricket Initiative of the Year
Entry Level Program of the Year
Partner Organisation of the Year
Community Facility of the Year
Ambassador of the Year
Volunteer of the Year
10. Junior Cricket Champion of the Year 11. Community Match Official of the Year 12. Community Coach of the Year
COMMUNITY CRICKET CLUB OF THE YEAR This award recognises a community cricket club that exemplifies the vision as a sport for all Australians. They actively create welcoming and inclusive environments through good governance, dedicated volunteers and a commitment to engaging with people from all walks of life. Nominations for this category are sought from cricket clubs across Victoria.
CRICKET ASSOCIATION OF THE YEAR This award acknowledges a cricket association that reaches deep into their community to engage and retain volunteers and provide opportunities for every Australian to have the chance to play cricket. Nominations for this category are sought from cricket associations across Victoria.
PREMIER CRICKET CLUB OF THE YEAR This award seeks to recognise a Premier Cricket Club that has excelled at being the conduit between high performance and community. A club that is a beacon in the community for talented cricketers, no matter their gender or background. Nominations for this category are sought from Premier Cricket clubs across Victoria.
COMMUNITY CRICKET INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR This award looks broadly at community based programs, activities or actions that have found clever ways to engage underrepresented community groups in cricket. Be that as a participant, official, volunteer, administrator or fan.
ENTRY LEVEL PROGRAM OF THE YEAR This award acknowledges outstanding delivery of introductory experiences that give juniors the best possible entry into cricket. Experiences that are fun, social, educational and team-focused. We encourage nominations from all groups who deliver junior cricket in the community including MILO in2Cricket and MILO T20 Blast programs.
PARTNER ORGANISATION OF THE YEAR This award recognises a stakeholder that has provided significant support to ensure all Australians, no matter their gender or background, have the chance to get involved in cricket. Indoor sports centres, local government, schools, community organisations and delivery partners are encouraged to nominate.
COMMUNITY FACILITY PROJECT OF THE YEAR This award acknowledges a club, organisation or local government authority that has developed, or redeveloped, a community cricket facility to enable increased use by underrepresented groups in the community and an enhanced experience for all. Nominations for this category are sought from cricket clubs and local government authorities.
AMBASSADOR OF THE YEAR This award recognises everyday people who have made a significant impact as ambassadors of cricket in their community. They have achieved outstanding results encouraging participation in their club, school and/or community. Nominations for this category are sought from Victorian cricketâ€™s pool of school and community ambassadors.
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR This award celebrates a member of the community who made an exceptional contribution to improving the game and supporting others to become actively involved in the cricket community. We welcome nominations from all forms of cricket including club cricket, indoor cricket, Premier Cricket and veteranâ€™s cricket.
JUNIOR CRICKET CHAMPION OF THE YEAR This award recognises someone who has made a big impact by making sure that every experience is fun, social, educational and inclusive for kids and parents alike. We encourage nominations from people involved in all forms of junior cricket including: MILO in2Cricket and MILO T20 Blast coordinators, Stars and Renegades Girls Cricket Leagues and those playing under Recommended Junior Formats.
COMMUNITY MATCH OFFICIAL OF THE YEAR This award acknowledges a match official, be it a scorer or umpire, who has led by example and championed inclusive, safe, fair and enjoyable cricket for all. We encourage nominations from all formats of the game: junior and senior, male and female competitions, indoor and outdoor cricket.
COMMUNITY COACH OF THE YEAR This award goes to a coach who exemplifies coaching The Australian Way. Someone who has gone out of their way to make sure that participants are supported to develop both their skills and a lifelong love of cricket. We encourage nominations from all formats of the game: junior and senior, male and female competitions, MILO in2Cricket and MILO T20 Blast, indoor and outdoor cricket.
AWAR D C R I TE R I A Nominations will be assessed against the criteria below and for achievements made between 1 April 2017 and 31 January 2018. Each criteria will be evenly weighted. • • •
Demonstrated excellence in the nominated award category. Created sustainable participation in cricket and ensured a high quality experience for everyone. Shown a firm commitment to inclusion by ensuring that cricket is a sport for all Australians.
E L I G I B I L IT Y Entries are invited from individuals, clubs, associations, competitions, stakeholders and partner organisations who contribute to the delivery of community cricket in Victoria. We want to recognise and reward all of the amazing work taking place across the state including the desire to embrace diversity and make cricket a sport for all Australians. Please note: •
The person or organisation or program nominated must have been active during 1 April 2017 to 31 January 2018.
Cricket Victoria reserves the right to determine whether a nominee, or a nominated organisation, meet the eligibility criteria for entry into the Awards.
Self-nominations are accepted. Nominations on behalf of other people/organisations are accepted with their consent.
National, State and Territory Cricket employees and their immediate families are ineligible for nomination for Awards on their own behalf, however may nominate other people or organisations.
Nominations are accepted from Australian residents only.
Nominations are assessed by an independent judging panel drawn from cricket and the broader community.
K EY DATE S
H O W TO E N T E R
22 December 2017
31 January 2018
Early March 2018
Winners notified and invited to attend awards function
21 March 2018
Complete the online nomination form HERE It is important you read and understand the criteria before completing your submission and clearly address all selection criteria. Nominees will receive confirmation from Cricket Victoria via email that your submission has been received.
C O N D IT I O N S O F E NTRY •
Nominations must be received by Cricket Victoria no later than midnight on Wednesday 31 January 2017. No alterations to applications will be permitted after this date.
Each person/project/organisation can only be nominated once per category, although organisations can nominate multiple projects or individuals.
Each nomination requires a separate submission to be completed addressing the award criteria.
If your submission is for a project that has been developed by a number of partners, the project must be authorised by the consortium, nominating one agency as the lead.
The judging panel reserves the right to waive the award in one or more categories, if in the opinion of the judges, there are no suitable nominations.
Awards will be presented to the organisation or person named as the ‘Nominated organisation or person’ or ‘Nominee’.
The judge’s decisions are final; no correspondence will be entered into.
Cricket Victoria accepts no responsibility for any problems or technical malfunction of any communication network or for any lost, incomplete, incorrectly submitted, delayed, illegible, corrupted or misdirected entries, whether due to error, omission, tampering, or otherwise. Submissions that do not comply with the requirements will not be assessed.
Cricket Victoria will not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever (including direct or consequential loss) or personal injury suffered or sustained in connection with the Awards. We accept no responsibility for any tax liabilities that may arise from winning an award.
ENQUIRIES For any enquiries regarding the A Sport For All Awards – Victoria please email Josh Beaumont at email@example.com.
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