Woolworths Cricket Blast Health & PE is a four-week curriculum aligned program that is fun and exciting for students of all abilities and is simple for teachers to deliver, no matter what your current knowledge of cricket is.
There are 4 programs: F-2, 3-4, 5-6 and 7-10.
By offering Woolworths Cricket Blast Health & PE program at your school, you are giving the students the chance to experience a fun and safe skills program that is aimed to help students learn to play cricket just like their Australian cricket heroes.
The Woolworths Cricket Blast School Cups are super fun, social, safe and active. Best of all, it’s real cricket and it’s a blast!
The competition gives girls and boys the opportunity to play four action packed games of cricket in an active and social setting – all on the one day in a gala day format. Every player gets a chance to bat, bowl and field. It’s an exciting atmosphere, complete with music and dancing just like the Big Bash.
The Woolworths Cricket Blast School Cup competition is:
Free to all schools
Modified cricket that maximises participation
Played by boys and girls
Teacher friendly with easy to understand rules
Encourages team work, communication and leadership
If you’re looking for a fun activity that promotes teamwork and keeps your students active, cricket is a great option! We offer a range of support for teachers who are looking to develop cricket within their school.
The Mascot Challenge has been developed to assist Foundation to Grade 2 students in developing fundamental movement skills and physical literacy.
The program will promote active lifestyles and assist students in achieving 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous intensity activity on most days of the week as outlined in the Australian Physical Activity Guidelines. The Mascot Challenge achieves this by spending 10 minutes a day developing fundamental skills that will assist them in remaining physically active later in life.
As part of the challenge, each day participants will undertake activities designed to challenge them at their own pace in a fun and inclusive environment. To measure their development, each activity has a target that must be achieved before students can move on to the next activity. Students will be able to track their progress each day on the class tally board (included).
Also included are four easy to follow activity cards and posters that show each week’s activities.
Simply place the posters and activity cards where all students can see them and with your assistance, work through each activity. As part of the Mascot Challenge, we have provided a guide that provides examples of how to best integrate cricket within the Health and Physical Education curriculum. The Mascot Challenge can also be used as an effective breakout activity for your students which will allow them to concentrate for longer periods in the classroom.
This will assist in allowing the fundamental motor skills developed as part of the challenge to be successfully nurtured in day to day class activities.
Students must be nominated by their School, with each able to nominate up to three boys. There is no limit to the number of girls schools permitted to nominate.
Cricket Victoria will run the initial trials in all 16 regions. Regions will then nominate up to three boys and three girls to proceed through to the School Sport Victoria trials.
Following the nomination period, Cricket Victoria will notify students of their trial date and venue.
First round of trials will be run by Cricket Victoria’s Regional Cricket Managers across 16 regions
Up to 3 students from each region will be nominated to progress through to SSV squad and attend the first training session in the July school holidays.
The first SSV squad session will be run by SSV team coaches, managers and support staff. Through the four official squad sessions, a team of 13 players will be selected.
The Championships will take place in Bunbury (WA) from 12 – 19 December 2018. Students selected in this team will be expected to cover the cost of their involvement in this team and carnival (approx. $1,000.00 – which includes transport and uniform)
Only children born in 2006 or 2007 can be nominated.
Each school can nominate a maximum of 3 boys for this team who are currently playing Club Cricket.
There is no limit placed on the number of girls that schools are permitted to nominate. Schools are encouraged to nominate all talented sports girls to trial.
Nominations closed 3 March, 2018.
Year 7 & 8 Girls Leadership Program
Cricket Victoria’s Girls Leadership Program, proudly supported by School Sport Victoria is in its third year. The program is aimed at girls in Year 7 & 8 and is back for 2018.
The program has been developed by Mental Edge Consulting – an organisation that specialises in team and organisational culture, wellbeing, performance enhancement, professional development services and support systems for high performance sporting organisations.
The online program is made up of six 20 minute modules and includes the following topics:
Your leadership Spirit – This module introduces the girls to a range of leadership values to help them to identify their own leadership spirit. Participants will also hear from Leadership Ambassador, Sophie Molineux on what values define her leadership spirit.
Ignite your can do – In this module, participants begin to identify their strengths and learn to focus on what they can do rather than what they can’t do. In addition, the girls will also acknowledge the feeling associated with a ‘can do’ mindset versus a ‘can’t do’ mindset.
Stand Up – This module gives participants strategies to use when required to standup for themselves and others. Along with the appropriate strategies the girls are also taught when the appropriate time is to stand up for themselves and others and here from our Leadership Ambassadors about times when they have had to stand up for themselves and others.
Stand Strong – In this module participants are introduced to how their confidence can be influenced by something as simple as body language. Through the help of our Leadership Ambassadors, participants are asked to reflect on how they feel when practicing strong poses versus timid poses.
Your resilience superpower – This module introduces the participants to what resilience is and how to identify when they have a high level of energy and when their energy is quite low. They will also hear from our Leadership Ambassadors on how they feel when their resilience power is full, half and empty and how they manage this.
Striving for the Stars – The final modules leads the participants through goal setting. Participants hear from our Leadership Ambassadors and begin to think about their own goal; why it is important to them and what barriers are in the way of them getting there.
Schools may nominate year 7 and 8 girls from their school for the online interactive program.
In 2018 Cricket Victoria will be hosting a Metropolitan and a Regional Girls Leadership Forum. The Regional Forum will be held at Federation University, Ballarat, on 23 July, 2018.
The Forum is for Year 7 & 8 girls who have completed the Girls Leadership Program online. The day will involve guest speakers, leadership workshops, panel discussion and cricket activities.
The forum is designed to develop leadership skills and provide participants with valuable skills and tools to become emerging leaders.
The Metropolitan Forum will be held later in 2018 with further details being communicated closer to the day.
November 2017 saw Cricket Victoria host the Metro Girls Leadership Forum at Melbourne Girls College. In addition to the education program, the girls heard from former Australian cricket captain Belinda Clark, Olympian Linley Frame and Cricket Victoria’s CEO Tony Dodemaide, to name a few. The day also included an opportunity to learn about the importance of mindfulness from Smiling Minds and had a terrific interactive Pilates fitness session led by Studio PP.
To register for the Regional Forum, please click on the Apply Now button below.