ACA Past Player Game Development Program a hit in 2014/15

16 Apr 2015

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ACA members have assisted 588 cricket events run by State Cricket Associations so far this season, with more to come. ACA members who have completed the induction into the program have completed player appearances that have helped to inspire people to play and stay in cricket.

Their knowledge, skill and experience has added great value to game development activities across the country. The program is on track to reach our targets of:

  • 30% participation events (entry level cricket)
  • 40% pathway events (club cricket)
  • 30% coach development (coaches)

The program has touched both metropolitan and regional areas with female only events being a focus for this season.

There has been a lot of fantastic feedback about the program from both members and event managers.

What was the highlight of having the ACA at the event?

'Support given to club coaches, chance for club players to be observed by different people.'

'Communication with school participants was exceptional. Provided good coaching advice to participants.'

'ACA coach was exceptional and engaged all stakeholders at the events. He was flexible when changes were made to timings for activations.'

What was the highlight of your visit?

'Spending time with kids who had not played much cricket before and seeing them learn about the game.'

'Seeing the talent of the kids.'

'Sharing knowledge.'

'The enthusiasm of the kids and coaches to learn and ask questions.'