Noogal Toengorrt Tani

Noogal Toengorrt Tani Cricket Program

Noogal Toengorrt Tani is Cricket Victoria’s (CV) Indigenous Cricket Program designed to provide participation and development opportunities for Indigenous Australians to participate in cricket.

Indigenous Australians claim strong roots to international cricket, as the first Australian cricket team to tour England in 1868 was all-Aboriginal.

CV offers school and community clinics, grants for cricket clubs, winter development squads and representative opportunities in the Imparja Cup – Australia’s national Indigenous cricket tournament.

Indigenous Youth Academy

Cricket Victoria are committed to developing pathways for cricketers from all communities as well as developing the next generation of talented players whilst improving health for all Victorians.

In 2019, Cricket Victoria launched the inaugural Youth Academy. The free program included:

  • High Performance Sessions
  • Indoor and T20 matches
  • Cultural Sessions
  • Health Checks
  • Leadership & Team Building Sessions

This program is open to boys & girls aged 16 years and under from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds. Participants will be exposed to cricket training and matches, representing the Melbourne Stars or Melbourne Renegades in a 5 month program that focuses on skill development, leadership and health and wellbeing. Prior experience in cricket is ideal but not mandatory.

Through this program participants are coached by players who have represented their state and even their country, learn more about culture and improve their overall health, whilst becoming a stronger leader for the community.

Victorian Indigenous Cricket Advisory Committee

Victorian Indigenous Cricket Advisory Committee (VICAC) has been established to advise CV management on matters relating to the creation, establishment and maintenance of Indigenous cricket programs in Victoria.

The committee aims to represent stakeholders of Indigenous cricket and communities around Victoria. VICAC representative also represent on Cricket Australia’s national committee.

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