Throughout the month of January, Cricket Victoria (CV) will be celebrating the contribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to our great game.
This celebration will include the incorporation of a national ‘One Consistent Act’ where teams come together in an act of unity for reconciliation.
Victorian Cricket has a deep and vibrant Indigenous history, with the majority of representatives in the first Australian Team to tour internationally in 1868 coming from the Western Districts of our state.
Across January, CV will be celebrating our connection with Indigenous culture through:
A pre-match ‘One Consistent Act’ barefoot Reconciliation Circle at our WNCL matches on 7 and 9 January at the CitiPower Centre in St Kilda
Launching the Renegades Indigenous guernsey design in the lead up to their Indigenous match
Hosting the inaugural Melbourne Renegades Indigenous Match at Marvel Stadium on 21 January v Hobart Hurricanes
Indigenous rounds and matches in both the Victorian Premier Cricket and Cricket Southern Bayside competitions
Increasing awareness of Indigenous health via our Deadly Choices partnership
Coverage of the National Indigenous Cricket Championships, starting on 27 January
We’ll also be telling stories on the contribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cricketers to the Victorian community across the entire month.
We encourage all Victorian cricket clubs to participate in their own Indigenous celebrations and/or ‘One Consistent Act’ Reconciliation Circles at matches across January. For more information please click here.
CV can connect local clubs with contacts who can assist with cultural awareness training, providing a local elder to matches to perform Welcome to Country, or put clubs in touch with relevant Indigenous organisations for fundraising. Please contact Lachlan Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.