Cricket Victoria congratulates A Sport for All awards winners

March 24, 2020
Cricket Victoria congratulates A Sport for All awards winners

Cricket Victoria is pleased to recognise and celebrate this year's Victorian winners of the A Sport For All Awards.

The awards were created in recent years to highlight and celebrate community cricket and recognise the achievements of our community clubs, associations, indoor centres, community organisations, administrators and volunteers.

Many of these volunteers go above and beyond expectations to make cricket a sport for all Victorians.

Cricket Victoria CEO Andrew Ingleton said the awards were an important opportunity to recognise the major contributors to grassroots cricket.

“The A Sport For All awards are a fantastic recognition of so much hard work done by people in the cricket community. These people play a leading role in helping to grow the game at a grassroots level and it’s a fantastic opportunity to thank them for their ongoing hard work,” Ingleton said.

“The volunteer workforce in Victorian, indeed Australian cricket, is critically important to our sport. Whilst we have not been able to host the awards this year, we still wanted to recognise the outstanding contribution made by all nominees in the A Sport For All awards to Victorian cricket. Recipients will receive further acknowledgement at a later date when appropriate.”

2019-20 Victorian A Sport For All award winners

Award Winner Runner-up
Community Match Official of the Year Iain Graham Steve Wunderlich
Iain has been a great supporter of the Eastern Cricket Association junior cricket program. Iain has always made himself available to umpire junior games at short notice and doesn’t mind where he travels to.
Indoor Facility of the Year Cutting Edge Cricket St Columb’s Premier League
From the moment you walk into Cutting Edge Cricket the experience is easy and effortless. The centre is quick to offer assistance whenever it is needed, from using the machines or being adaptable with the lanes and how they set up.
Technology & Media Initiative of the Year Portland & District Cricket Association MyClub Tap
Portland & District Cricket Association has 100% adoption of the MyCricket Live Score App across all grades, junior and senior cricket. They have thrown out the paper scorebook and all games are scored with two tablets/electronic devices.
Community Partnership of the Year Warrandyte Cricket Club Maccabi Victoria
Warrandyte Cricket Club established a partnership with Warrandyte High School to help with a shortage of grounds the club faced. After successfully working with their local community to upgrade the facilities at the school, the club now has a home for two senior teams as well as an under 18s side.
Women and Girls Initiative of the Year Lisa Armstrong-Rowe Greg Wakeling – Ballarat Cricket Association
Lisa Armstrong-Rowe is the chair of the Barwon Women’s Cricket Competition committee, and leads a subcommittee that developed and coordinated the newly established Barwon Women’s Cricket Competition which now provides the opportunity for 207 women to participate in cricket.
Inclusion and Diversity Initiative of the Year Gisborne Cricket Club Holy Trinity Cricket Club
Gisborne’s All Abilities Cricket Blast Program provides an introduction to cricket for children with special needs and disabilities. Gisborne Cricket Club provides a tailored environment that promotes fun, friendship and a sense of belonging, which enables children to be part of a team as they develop their social and motor skills in an inclusive environment.
Cricket in Schools Jessica Close Charlie Kenez
This season Jess has led the creation of an after school Woolworths Junior Blasters program to be delivered at Christ Church Grammar school during Term 4, in conjunction with local cricket club Toorak-Prahran. The program aims to create a pathway for students and parents to be able to build a relationship with a local club.
Young Leader of the Year Chelsea McCarthy Luke Killey
After being inspired to start a girls cricket team, Chelsea sent an email to the local Mayor asking to get a girls cricket program up and running. The Macedon Ranges council allocated $1,500 during its August meeting to implement a girls cricket program at her local cricket club.
Junior Cricket Initiative of the Year Rachael Lineham Edinburgh Cricket Club
Rachael is an integral part of the Gisborne Cricket Club where she coordinates 96 children and parents in the clubs Woolworths Cricket Blast program. Rachael engages the senior players from Gisborne to come along and help the kids learn.
Community Cricket Coach of the Year Jaccob Rodda Shane Hesline
In 2019-20, Jaccob setup the first ever senior female team with Irrewarra Cricket Club entering a team in the Geelong Cricket Association. Jaccob coaches this side which ended up winning a premiership!
Premier Club of the Year Greenvale Kangaroos Cricket Club
Greenvale Kangaroos Cricket Club offer a winter junior/youth development academy, where the club invites 50 talented and aspirational cricketers. The development academy program entails a tailored program delivered by Level 3 and Level 2 cricket coaches.
Community Cricket Association of the Year Western Region Junior Cricket Association All Girls Cricket Competition
The Western Region Junior Cricket Association is one of the largest junior cricket associations in Victoria. The association has continued to grow each year and has over 270 teams, including 3 dedicated all girls age groups and grades.
Community Cricket Club of the Year Edinburgh Cricket Club Gisborne Cricket Club
Edinburgh Cricket Club exists to fulfil its founding principle of Cricket for Everyone. The club is very proud of their community participation programs, including their Atherton Gardens Community Housing program, delivered with Victoria Police and City of Yarra, and their All Abilities program with Croxton Special School.
Volunteer of the Year Luke Killey
Luke plays a key role at the Warrandyte Cricket Club as both the Vice-President and assistant coach of the club. He actively seeks to make all feel welcome and part of the club, gathering groups to coordinate events and ensuring they are open to everyone.


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