The Victorian Vikings is Victoria’s representative cricket team for cricketers with a disability.
Each year an annual Vikings team is selected to play in the National Cricket Inclusion Championships and players receive access to high performance coaching opportunities with further aspirations to represent Australia.
Members of this team come from across Victoria with many coming from both traditional Community Cricket Clubs as well as the Melbourne All Abilities Cricket Association (MAACA) which is provides the the opportunity for people of all backgrounds with an intellectual disability to be involved in Cricket. More information about MAACA can be found on their website here.
For 2022, the National Championships were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, the Vikings team (along with the Men’s and Women’s Deaf team) took part in a two day event which included education sessions, team photos, shirt presentation and matches at Casey fields – read about the event here.
Information about the 2023 National Cricket Inclusion Championships will be announced later in 2022.
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Hear from Victorian ID Captain Lachie Mcrae and ID Coach John Lonergan as Victoria’s Intellectually Disabled Team came together after the pandemic for a two-day camp which included matches at Casey Fields.