Past Player Program

What is the ACA Past Player Game and Personal Development Program?

Designed to support our past players members in their post-cricket lives. The Program provides:

  • Services and funding in the areas of health, wellbeing, education, training and career development.
  • Paid opportunities to coach, mentor and inspire the next generation of cricketers and coaches.
  • More than 1500 Game Development appearances have been staged throughout Australia, involving over 300 ACA members.

What are the components of the Program?

There are two components to this Program:

1. Personal Development
We deliver a comprehensive Program of health and wellbeing services, as well as providing a Personal development Grant to assist members with the costs involved in pursuing health, wellbeing, career or education development opportunities.

2. Game Development
We are using past players to deliver game development appearances focusing on participation, pathway coaching and coach development. Aimed at growing the game by drawing on the vast knowledge, skills and enthusiasm of those who've reached the elite level. All appearances will be paid, starting at $500.

How do I access the Personal Development Program?

Wellbeing Counselling

  • ACA Members can access up to 6 free sessions through Relationships Australia. This is a confidential service.
  • Contact details for Relationships Australia can be found on your ACA membership card, or by contacting the ACA office on 03 9698 7200.

Medical Support Fund

  • Members entering hospital for operations and medical procedures will be reimbursed up to $500 for out-of-pocket expenses. For those with Private Health Insurance, this will cover the excess payment.
  • Members requiring a more significant operation can be allocated up to $2000 to support out-of-pocket expenses. Applications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
  • To access this service please contact Kristen Beams on 03 9698 7207 or pastplayerprogram@auscricket.com.au.

Health Fair Day (held annually)

  • Offering free health checks including vision testing, skin check, health check, bone density check, and back check-ups.
  • Over 450 members have taken part in both the 2014 and 2015 events.
  • Details and an invitation to the 2016 Health Fair Day will be communicated shortly.

Personal Development Grant

ACA past players can apply for an annual grant to assist with the costs of health, wellbeing, career or educational services. The grant amount for season 2016-17 is $300 per member.

Click here for the application form.

For further information please contact Molly or Clea on 03 9698 7207 or acagrants@auscricket.com.au.

How do I register for the Game Development Program?

You can register at any time to participate in the Game Development Program. Please contact your ACA State Coordinator or contact Kristen Beams on 03 9698 7200 or pastplayerprogram@auscricket.com.au

Please note: All participating members must complete the Program Induction. Details on this will be available shortly.

How does the Game Development Program work?

The ACA are working in partnership with Cricket Australia and each of the State Associations to add value to their cricket programs and events. The 5 simple steps involved are:

  1. CA/State Association request the attendance of an ACA member at an event
  2. The ACA selects a suitable ACA member (from those Registered)
  3. The ACA confirms interest and availability of the ACA member for the event
  4. The ACA member conducts the Appearance
  5. The ACA pays the ACA member the agreed Appearance Fee (starting at $500)

For further information contact your ACA State Coordinator or contact Kristen Beams on 03 9698 7200 or pastplayerprogram@auscricket.com.au.

Who is eligible to access the Program's benefits and services?

You must be a member of the ACA. The Program is predominantly for the benefit of past players, both male and female. Current female players are also eligible for the Game Development component of the Program.

How is the Program being funded?

In the most recent MOU, the ACA negotiated a 26% share of Cricket Australia's profits from the 2015 World Cup to be used exclusively to fund this Program. ACA and CA have agreed to allocate these profits to fund the Program from late 2013 until 30 June 2017, to the amount of $1m per year. At this time both organisations will review the success of the Program, with a view to continuing it beyond 2017.

It is important to note and acknowledge that the funding of this Program is a direct contribution from the current male players to the past players and current female players. The current male players would normally be entitled to a set share of the revenue generated by Australian cricket.

If you have any questions who do you contact?

National Manager:

State Coordinators: