The ACA Premier Cricket Program has been designed to support ACA members in their post-cricket lives via a program that retains and harnesses the skill, experience and knowledge of ACA Members to excite, inspire and improve talent through the Premier Cricket pathway.
The Program provides a platform for ACA members to remain in Premier Cricket and help narrow the gap between this level of competition and high performance /domestic cricket. It will also help identify, instruct and inspire the next generation of Australian and elite domestic cricketers. Clubs are encouraged to engage uncontracted ACA members in a role that will harness the playing and coaching experience of the individual member.
"I loved the opportunity to play cricket for Dandenong last year. Competing each week against strong premier cricket opposition was invaluablepreparation for my return to domestic and international cricket. Investing in past players and premier cricket is an obvious solution that will provide ongoing benefits for future, present and past players"
"The ACA Premier Cricket Program provides great support for Premier clubs in the development of players on and off the field. Keeping ACA members involved longer with some financial support also helps with their transition out of the game"
Brendan Carvalho - Scarborough CC President, WA
How do I apply for the ACA Premier Cricket Program?
Please read through this page, the brochure, position descriptions and fact sheet carefully to understand the program. once you have an understanding of the commitment and objectives of the program then please complete the appropriate form.
ACA members who wish to be a part of the ACA Premier Cricket Program in 2017/18 must complete a Member Registration form whether a relationship has already been discussed and established with a club or you are expressing your interest in the program. Members will need to sign in using their ACA Member login to gain access to this form.
Premier Cricket Clubs
It is the responsibility of Premier Cricket Club administrators to complete an application form once a working relationship with an ACA member has been discussed. This is still required for clubs who would like to continue a working relationship with their ACA Member from the 2016/17 season. this application process is also our way of maintaining up to date contact information.
Alternatively, if a Premier Cricket Club finds it difficult to establish a relationship with an ACA member, the club administrator can complete a 'Premier Cricket Club Vacancy' form which allows the club to identify the specific role they would like an ACA member to fill. This vacancy will then be published on our website and circulated to ACA Members.
Club administrators will need to enter the password sent to the club admin email address which will allow clubs access to the secure Premier Cricket Program section of the website. If you are unable to locate this information simply email
Expressions of Interest and Application forms must be completed by the 31st of July 2017. This date is set to allow enough time to accept and return program agreements.