Premier Cricket Program set for 2016/17 season
Australia’s current cricketers will again invest close to $1 million into Premier Cricket Clubs across the country by making a $10,000 grant available to each club to utilise former or non-contracted first-class cricketers (who are ACA Members) in playing, coaching or mentoring roles.
The current players strongly believe that former first-class players and those recently delisted possess a wealth of skill and experience that can be utilised to help strengthen Premier Cricketand narrow the gap between this level and domestic high performance cricket.
The program focuses on the retention and attraction of ACA members to Premier Cricket. Maintaining the skills and experience of ACA Members is an important initiative that ensures young players can benefit from the presence of experienced players who are able to stretch and develop our young talent.
The ACA Premier Cricket Program made a huge impact by addressing the growing concern that the standard of Premier Cricket was deteriorating because we were losing experienced players from the game. In its inaugural season the program ensured 104 ACA members stayed involved in Premier Cricket around the country, 38 of which were reintroduced to Premier Cricket having already stepped away, and lost from the elite amateur competition in their state.
We are currently finalising arrangements with clubs and ACA Members for the 2016/17 season which will see over 100 ACA Members engaged in playing and coaching roles across the country.
Ash Gilbert takes out ACA Footy Tipping Competition
We have come to the end of the home and away part of the AFL season which also brings us to the end of the tipping competition.
I dare say it’s about now that the AFL might be thinking ‘why would we have a week of before finals’ as a reminder of what we were all playing for in this year’s tipping comp
The Art Series Hotel Group partnered with the ACA to provide this year’s prizes:
Congratulations to our 3 winners who will be sent out a voucher for their respective values.
|1st Place||Ash Gilbert||$400 Voucher|
|2nd Place||Peter George||$200 Voucher|
|3rd Place||Fess||$100 Voucher|
Thanks for your involvement in this year’s tipping competition, it’s a simple way to create some engagement and banter.