Commonwealth BankNaming Rights Partner
Commonwealth Bank is proud to support the things Australia loves most, including cricket and we want to make it even better wherever we can.
Better for the fans who cheer on the fours and sixes, the men and women who play for the love of the game and the communities who unite behind this great game.
We’re not only Cricket Australia’s longest standing partner and naming rights sponsor of the Australian Test Series and Test Team but champion cricket in all its forms including supporting the Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars, the development squad, Commonwealth Bank Shooting Stars, the Australian Country Cricket Championships and the national Indigenous cricket competition, the Imparja Cup.
We’re particularly proud of our support of cricket at a local level through our Cricket Victoria partnership and the CommBank Cricket Club, which supports local cricket clubs around the country.
This year we’re offering clubs a two-year sponsorship, which includes financial assistance and much needed cricket gear and more. So if your club could use a little help from our club, apply for a CommBank Cricket Club sponsorship.
Kookaburra are proud to be a partner of Cricket Victoria for the next three years. The partnership will see Kookaburra once again be the exclusive ball for Victorian Premier Cricket and continue being the ball of choice for all Victorian cricketers from elite to grassroots level. In addition, Kookaburra sponsors community cricket associations throughout Victoria while it is also a major sponsor of the National Under 17, Under 19 and Country Cricket championships.
A family-owned Australian company that still manufactures balls in Victoria, Kookaburra has been making cricket balls since the 1890s and today is the number one supplier of balls for international cricket. The Kookaburra is used for Test cricket in seven countries, in all international ODIs and T20, as well as being the ball of choice for all major T20 competitions such as the BBL, IPL and CPL. Kookaburra’s pink ball has allowed the introduction of day/night cricket into Test matches over the last 3 years.
Kookaburra also has an extensive range of bats and protective equipment that are used by many Bushrangers, VicSpirit, Renegades and Stars players including Glenn Maxwell, Sophie Molineux, Peter Handscomb, Emma Inglis, James Pattinson, Peter Siddle, John Hastings and Alana King.
For information on how your association can become part of Team Kookaburra and use the world’s best ball click here, while local players can also join Team Kookaburra and win prizes every week during cricket season by clicking here.
Cricket Victoria have formed a ground-breaking partnership with Australia’s largest residential property developer, Stockland, to help build new cricket facilities and increase the number of people participating in the sport.
Cricket Victoria and Stockland will promote diversity and inclusion through the Harmony in Cricket program, which celebrates cricket as a game for everyone regardless of cultural background, religion, gender, age or ability.
The partnership will also encourage healthy, active lifestyles in some of Melbourne’s newest communities.
To find out more about the announcement, click here.
At the TAC, our ultimate aim is to achieve our Towards Zero vision – no road deaths and serious injuries.
The rationale for this is simple and is based on the belief that human health is paramount to all else – everyone has the right to use our roads and streets without threat to life or health.
We no longer accept that it’s inevitable that people die or be seriously injured just because we have a road transport system, because we do not believe it is ethically acceptable that people are killed or seriously injured when using our transport system.
Life and health should never be exchanged for other benefits in our society such as getting from A to B quicker. When someone is killed or seriously injured, we must do everything we can to prevent a similar event from occurring.
Through our partnership with Criciet Victoria, we are informing and engaging the community about our Towards Zero vision and explaining the concept ‘Safety is a shared responsibility’. Because, after all, we all play a role in keeping our roads safe.
To find out more about Towards Zero, visit our website at www.towardszero.vic.gov.au
ToyotaOfficial Automotive Supplier
Toyota Australia and Cricket Australia have recently established a long term national partnership that is inclusive of all states.
Cricket Victoria is proud to be aligned with Toyota Australia, which has earned a reputation for quality and integrity.
Toyota has succeeded in becoming one of Australia’s leading automotive companies after only 50 years in operation in Australia.
Toyota is a leading manufacturer, distributor and exporter of vehicles and enjoys a market share of 18 percent in Australia.
It is felt that Toyota, a highly respected and admired company will contribute substantially to the future of cricket in Australia and Victoria.
Toyota Australia supplies Cricket Australia and Cricket Victoria with outstanding automotive products and services.
For more information, please visit toyota.com.au
KukriOfficial Apparel Supplier
Cricket Victoria announced in May 2012 a three-year partnership with Kukri as the organisation’s official apparel supplier incorporating the Commonwealth Bank Bushrangers and VicSpirit.
Established in 1999, Kukri has rapidly become one of the world leading sportswear manufacturers, offering more than six million design, fabric and colour combinations across 50 sports.
Kukri has created an extensive portfolio of sporting partners, including the Irish cricket side and leading English County outfits Somerset and Lancashire.
With the partnership including on-field apparel for Cricket Victoria’s Academy teams and pathway programs, the deal will allow the organisation to play at the top of its game both on and off the field.
The Name “Kukri”:
The name “Kukri” (phonetically pronounced “Cook Ree”) was chosen by the founder of Kukri Sports, Phil Morris, when he was Financial Controller of the Hong Kong Rugby Union and was watching a rugby match between a Hong Kong team and “The Flying Kukris” (now a Kukri customer).
What makes Kukri unique?
- Sportswear made for every team, regardless of level or ability;
- Product champions for cricket, rugby, hockey, netball, G.A.A., lacrosse, basketball and football;
- Sportswear for over 50 different sports;
- Over six million “made to order” sportswear options using design, fabric and colour combinations;
- “Design and order online” provides online kit creation and ordering at your fingertips;
- Eight weeks from order confirmation to delivery of a guaranteed quality product;
- Individual support from every member of Kukri; and
- Its flexibility and willingness to make it right!
Click here to learn more about Kukri and your sportswear needs.
Club WarehouseOfficial Sports Medical Supplier
Established in the 1990’s Club Warehouse has grown from humble beginnings to become Australia’s leading distributor of sports medical and physiotherapy supplies. Over the past 20 years we have established strong relationships, with some of the world’s leading brands and manufacturers.
Club Warehouse has built a reputation of excellence in terms of product knowledge, service and value on our comprehensive range of products. Our product range extends from simple first aid needs to pharmacy, sports performance, and extensive physiotherapy supplies through to sophisticated sports recovery equipment.
At Club Warehouse we’ve been able to build strong relationships with many of Australia’s elite sporting codes and community clubs with in this system, in sports such as Cricket, AFL NRL, Super Rugby, Netball and Football (Soccer)
This support extends to many national teams and international teams across a number of sports such as the Australian, Sri Lankan and Bangladesh cricket teams, Socceroos, Matildas and the netball Diamonds.
Club Warehouse is excited about our partnership with Cricket Victoria, the Bushrangers and VicSpirit and is keen to extend the same service and product range to Premier and Community cricket clubs throughout Victoria.
For more information about Club Warehouse, click here.
MasuriOfficial Helmet Supplier
The Masuri story began in Cape Town in 1988 with the creation of the now commonplace stainless steel grille.
Work then began to create the first lightweight, adjustable helmet and Masuri soon became the most widely worn helmet in the first-class and international arena.
The International Cricket Council has been driving an improvement of cricket helmet safety standards after seeing an increasing number of facial injuries across all levels of cricket.
The new standards will ensure far greater facial protection, dramatically improving player safety and redefining the cricket helmet market.
The Masuri Vision Series range has been designed and engineered from the beginning to meet the tough challenges set out by the new standards without compromising on performance.
Masuri launched the Vision Series in the UK in March 2014 and the uptake has been astounding, with the majority of England’s national players choosing to wear the Masuri Vision Series.
Find out more on Masuri at http://www.masuri.com
Cricket Victoria has recently partnered with the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation to help separate gambling from the game.
They are the latest sporting group to say no to gambling sponsorships by signing the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation’s responsible gambling charter.
All 26 Premier cricket clubs across Victoria have signed the charter and agreed not to make sponsorship agreements with betting agencies and sports bookmakers.
Cricket Victoria will work closely with community clubs to send the message that playing sport is exciting enough without having a bet.
For more information about the Foundation Love the Game program visit lovethegame.vic.gov.au
Cricket Victoria has a long-term partnership with VicHealth in the engagement of Victorians in physical activity and healthy lifestyles.
Through various VicHealth funding models, Cricket Victoria has developed strategies and programs that aim to target communities experiencing health disadvantage.
This includes people with a disability, culturally and linguistically diverse communities, Indigenous Australians and people from low socio-economic communities.
VicHealth provides ongoing advice and support to Cricket Victoria to develop the Harmony in Cricket Program – that cricket is a game for everyone regardless of cultural background, religion, gender, age, sexuality or ability.
If a person has a passion for cricket, cricket has a place for them.
The focus of VicHealth is promoting good health and preventing ill-health.
To achieve this, VicHealth partners with organisations such as Cricket Victoria, communities and individuals to make health a central part of the daily lives of Victorians.
For more information on VicHealth, visit vichealth.vic.gov.au
SEDA SportsOfficial Education Partner
SEDA is a national education provider who engages, educates and empowers young people in their education by connecting their passion with a hands-on learning environment. Students complete their senior secondary qualification and gain nationally recognised Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications.
Students have the opportunity to be involved in participation programs, major events, practical placements and other industry experiences with SEDA’s sport partners. Students can directly articulate into courses at higher education institutions upon completion of their studies and are also equipped with employability skills to prepare them for the workforce.
Phone: 1300 11 7332 or visit: sedagroup.com.au
State GovernmentGovernment Partner
Sport and Recreation Victoria maximises the economic and social benefits provided to all Victorians by the sport and recreation sector through:
- Ensuring greater access and opportunities for participation in sport and recreation by all Victorians;
- Maintaining Victoria’s reputation as Australia’s leading state for sporting and major events;
- Improving the quality of community sport and recreation facilities;
- Strengthening the capacity of sport and recreation organisations; and
- Reinforcing the enriching role that sport and recreation plays in people’s lives.
The continued development of the sector relies on the collaborative efforts of individuals and organisations across the not-for-profit, private and government sectors.
Such collaboration maximises the contribution of all players whether at grassroots or elite levels, and engages volunteers and professionals alike.
City of MelbourneGovernment Partner
The City of Melbourne is proud to be a government partner of Cricket Victoria. It’s what sets us apart from the rest.
As well as being the sporting capital of Australia, there’s a side of Melbourne to discover that you haven’t experienced before. Wedged between the walls of bluestone and towers of glass, hidden in between the laneways, rooftops and basements, are the places where unique experiences happen and unexpected stories are made. No matter what the occasion, the mood you are in or the people you are with there is a Melbourne moment to discover, you’ll find incredible things that will amaze and inspire.
So, step into the city you know and discover the city you don’t. Visit melbourne.vic.gov.au/inbetween.
Federal GovernmentGovernment Partner
Through the Indigenous Sport and Active Recreation Program (ISARP) the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet partners with Cricket Victoria to develop participation and development opportunities for Victoria’s Indigenous cricketers.
Cricket Victoria’s Indigenous Cricket Program – Noogal Toengorrt Tani – partners with local Indigenous communities and individuals to assist Indigenous people to participate in cricket as players, volunteers, administrators, officials and coaches.
Both male and females talented cricketers are further supported to develop to the best of their ability throughout the mainstream and Indigenous cricket pathways.
Noogal Toengorrt Tani aims to help these individuals and community groups to overcome barriers of participation to sport, and engage in a sporting activity that also celebrates and promote Indigenous culture and the contribution of Indigenous Australians to sport.
Regional Development VictoriaT20 Cup Naming Rights Partner
The Regional Victoria Living Expo is a free public event at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre that brings regional Victoria to Melburnians under the one roof over three days. The Expo showcases the regional jobs, housing, health, education and lifestyle opportunities. The 2014 Regional Victoria Living Expo runs from 11-13 April, for more information visit www.regionalliving.vic.gov.au.
The Expo is delivered by Regional Development Victoria (RDV). RDV works closely with various State Government agencies to meet its key strategic objective of facilitating economic, infrastructure and community development to help ensure new prosperity, more opportunities and a better quality of life for regional Victorians.
The Lord's TavernersCommunity Partner
The Lord’s Taverners Australia – Victoria branch, is Cricket Victoria’s community partner.
The Lord’s Taverners Australia was founded in 1982 by John Darling (a direct descendant of Australia’s 10th Test captain, Joe Darling).
Today, The Lord’s Taverners Australia is a Federated autonomous organisation with branches in all States and Territories and approximately 3000 members. These members come from all walks of life, with media, the professions, the arts, entertainment and business communities being well represented. What we have in common is a love of sport generally, a love of cricket in particular, but most importantly a desire to raise money to support disadvantaged and/or handicapped young people.
As a charitable association it is the primary aim of The Lord’s Taverners Australia to raise money through membership subscription, sponsorship, fund raising activities and donations. Our financial disbursement program is balanced across a number of worthy causes including the provision of sporting facilities, equipment and opportunities for underprivileged and/or disadvantaged young people. The young people we assist may be disadvantaged by financial constraints, geographical isolation, or a physical or intellectual disability.
For example, we were a sponsor of the Indigenous team that recently toured England and we are the major sponsor of the AusRapid Tri-nations tournament for mentally and physically impaired cricketers. In addition we support blind and deaf cricket.
Since its inception in 1982, the organisation has raised and disbursed more than $10 million in cash and kind, with current disbursements of cash alone in the order of $300,000 annually.
Sponsorships, donations and assistance are welcomed from Companies and individuals who empathise with the cause and who are in a position to help.
The Lord’s Taverners Australia has a National Body, which is a council that meets annually to formulate policy and from time to time to give guidance to the State and Territory branches. It also coordinates grants for Australia-wide activities.
Each Branch, which has its own President, Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and Committee, and acts within broad national guidelines but is free to implement its own programs in seeking to fulfill locally defined objectives.
For more information please visit the below links.