Cricket Victoria’s All Abilities Action Plan is an action plan for cricket development and participation growth, prioritising actions from 2015-2017. Cricket Victoria has a long-term commitment to being inclusive across the whole of Victoria cricket business. This plan has been specifically designed in consultation with clubs and volunteers at grassroots cricket, for grassroots cricket.
The CV International Student Academy has launched for season 2017-18!
Following a successful pilot program in 2016-17, Cricket Victoria has launched the International Student Academy Program in partnership with Study Melbourne, Deakin University, and Bendigo TAFE and Kangan Institute.
The International Student Academy program aims to use cricket as the vehicle for student wellbeing (physical and mental) and help breakdown the associated barriers to social inclusion. As a result of this partnership, students will be better connected (international and local students) and become ambassadors for Victoria, our tertiary institutions and our sport.
Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, and Intersex (LGBTI+) rights have been at the forefront of public and political debate in recent years. This has led to wider discussions within sport on how sport organisations might better support and provide for LGBTI+ athletes at all levels of competition.
Young people who identify as same sex attracted and gender diverse experience extremely low participation rates in sport. They are often invisible or silenced in sporting clubs. Research identifies that clubs are not seen as safe or welcoming and that sport has been found hostile and unappealing.
With support from Sport and Recreation Victoria, Cricket Victoria (CV) and Cricket Australia (CA) recently engaged with Victoria University (VU) to conduct research titled “Exploring LGBTI+ Inclusion within Australian Cricket”. The research explored the current climate and attitudes towards LGBTI+ inclusion within Australian cricket.