CitiPowerVenue Naming Rights Partner
CitiPower, Powercor and United Energy owns and operates the distribution network (“poles and wires”) that delivers electricity to more than 1.7 million residential and businesses across metropolitan and regional Victoria. Partnering with Cricket Victoria sees naming rights to the state cricket centre. The CitiPower Centre is the flagship cricket facility in Victoria and gives the community an unparalleled opportunity to engage with the sport.
Both Cricket Victoria and Citpower share similar values of diversity and inclusion with this partnership allowing CitiPower to support Cricket Victoria in their goal of making the game more accessible and diverse.
Visit www.citipower.com.au for more information.
Kookaburra are proud to be a partner of Cricket Victoria for the next three years. The partnership will see Kookaburra once again be the exclusive ball for Victorian Premier Cricket and continue being the ball of choice for all Victorian cricketers from elite to grassroots level. In addition, Kookaburra sponsors community cricket associations throughout Victoria while it is also a major sponsor of the National Under 17, Under 19 and Country Cricket championships.
A family-owned Australian company that still manufactures balls in Victoria, Kookaburra has been making cricket balls since the 1890s and today is the number one supplier of balls for international cricket. The Kookaburra is used for Test cricket in seven countries, in all international ODIs and T20, as well as being the ball of choice for all major T20 competitions such as the BBL, IPL and CPL. Kookaburra’s pink ball has allowed the introduction of day/night cricket into Test matches over the last 3 years.
Kookaburra also has an extensive range of bats and protective equipment that are used by many Bushrangers, VicSpirit, Renegades and Stars players including Glenn Maxwell, Sophie Molineux, Peter Handscomb, Emma Inglis, James Pattinson, Peter Siddle, John Hastings and Alana King.
For information on how your association can become part of Team Kookaburra and use the world’s best ball click here, while local players can also join Team Kookaburra and win prizes every week during cricket season by clicking here.
ToyotaOfficial Automotive Supplier
Toyota Australia and Cricket Australia have recently established a long term national partnership that is inclusive of all states.
Cricket Victoria is proud to be aligned with Toyota Australia, which has earned a reputation for quality and integrity.
Toyota has succeeded in becoming one of Australia’s leading automotive companies after only 50 years in operation in Australia.
Toyota is a leading manufacturer, distributor and exporter of vehicles and enjoys a market share of 18 percent in Australia.
It is felt that Toyota, a highly respected and admired company will contribute substantially to the future of cricket in Australia and Victoria.
Toyota Australia supplies Cricket Australia and Cricket Victoria with outstanding automotive products and services.
For more information, please visit toyota.com.au
Manhari MetalsOfficial Recycling Partner
Manhari International opened its doors to scrap metal recycling in 2007. In 2009 Manhari International expanded to country Victoria and provided local business and councils an opportunity to help to recycle metal waste and keep Victoria clean and green.
Manhari International initially supplied local foundries and industries with scrap metal and we have grown since.
Currently, they are one of the biggest exporters of steel & aluminium in Victoria and export the majority of our scrap metal products all around the world including the biggest manufacturing giants like India and China.
TACOfficial Community Partner
TAC (Transport Accident Commission) is the Official Community Partner of Cricket Victoria.
To find out more about the TAC, visit tac.vic.gov.au
New BalanceOfficial Apparel Supplier
In mid-2020 Belgravia Sports Apparel (BSA) and New Balance Inc collaborated to deliver an elite teamwear apparel model to the Australasian Professional sports market.
Under this collaboration BSA are responsible for all product manufacturing conducted in New Balance approved manufacturing plants in accordance with the company’s strict ethical compliance standards.
This collaboration has quickly delivered several new partnerships in the elite sporting landscape in Australia for the New Balance Brand.
Oatley Fine Wine MerchantsOfficial Wine Partner
Oatley Fine Wine Merchants is the Oatley family’s Australian wine distribution business.
Oatley Fine Wine Merchants is focused on becoming a leading independent premium wine merchant recognised for the quality of the wines we offer and for the services we provide to our customers. We are committed to offering the flexibility of representation that meets your venue’s specific needs.
All of our producers are independent and family owned, where heritage and authenticity are key. We work in partnership with the wineries we represent with a commitment to deliver wines of the highest quality and standards. We will continue to evolve the portfolio of wines we offer to ensure we meet the challenges of a constantly changing market and evolving consumer preferences.
Visit oatleywines.com.au to view our portfolio.
MasuriOfficial Helmet Supplier
The Masuri story began in Cape Town in 1988 with the creation of the now commonplace stainless steel grille.
Work then began to create the first lightweight, adjustable helmet and Masuri soon became the most widely worn helmet in the first-class and international arena.
The International Cricket Council has been driving an improvement of cricket helmet safety standards after seeing an increasing number of facial injuries across all levels of cricket.
The new standards will ensure far greater facial protection, dramatically improving player safety and redefining the cricket helmet market.
The Masuri Vision Series range has been designed and engineered from the beginning to meet the tough challenges set out by the new standards without compromising on performance.
Masuri launched the Vision Series in the UK in March 2014 and the uptake has been astounding, with the majority of England’s national players choosing to wear the Masuri Vision Series.
Find out more on Masuri at http://www.masuri.com
Love the Game is about reducing the exposure of young people to sports betting promotion and disrupting the social norm of betting and sport.
Did you know? 75% of Victorians think adolescents are exposed to too much gambling advertising (VRGF community survey 2019).
As Love the Game partners, we are proud to say no to sports betting sponsorship to help limit the number of sports betting ads our young fans see.
Cricket Victoria are proud to continue our partnership with the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation and support their Love the Game program.
We encourage all our fans, including parents and other role models, to talk to young people this season about the risks and consequences of gambling.
Find out how to have the talk and see if your club is one of the 400 local clubs also supporting the initiative by visiting lovethegame.vic.gov.au
SEDA SportsOfficial Education Partner
SEDA is a national education provider who engages, educates and empowers young people in their education by connecting their passion with a hands-on learning environment. Students complete their senior secondary qualification and gain nationally recognised Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications.
Students have the opportunity to be involved in participation programs, major events, practical placements and other industry experiences with SEDA’s sport partners. Students can directly articulate into courses at higher education institutions upon completion of their studies and are also equipped with employability skills to prepare them for the workforce.
Phone: 1300 11 7332 or visit: sedagroup.com.au
State GovernmentGovernment Partner
Sport and Recreation Victoria maximises the economic and social benefits provided to all Victorians by the sport and recreation sector through:
- Ensuring greater access and opportunities for participation in sport and recreation by all Victorians;
- Maintaining Victoria’s reputation as Australia’s leading state for sporting and major events;
- Improving the quality of community sport and recreation facilities;
- Strengthening the capacity of sport and recreation organisations; and
- Reinforcing the enriching role that sport and recreation plays in people’s lives.
The continued development of the sector relies on the collaborative efforts of individuals and organisations across the not-for-profit, private and government sectors.
Such collaboration maximises the contribution of all players whether at grassroots or elite levels, and engages volunteers and professionals alike.
City of MelbourneGovernment Partner
The City of Melbourne is proud to be a government partner of Cricket Victoria. It’s what sets us apart from the rest.
As well as being the sporting capital of Australia, there’s a side of Melbourne to discover that you haven’t experienced before. Wedged between the walls of bluestone and towers of glass, hidden in between the laneways, rooftops and basements, are the places where unique experiences happen and unexpected stories are made. No matter what the occasion, the mood you are in or the people you are with there is a Melbourne moment to discover, you’ll find incredible things that will amaze and inspire.
So, step into the city you know and discover the city you don’t. Visit melbourne.vic.gov.au/inbetween.
Federal GovernmentGovernment Partner
Through the Indigenous Sport and Active Recreation Program (ISARP) the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet partners with Cricket Victoria to develop participation and development opportunities for Victoria’s Indigenous cricketers.
Cricket Victoria’s Indigenous Cricket Program – Noogal Toengorrt Tani – partners with local Indigenous communities and individuals to assist Indigenous people to participate in cricket as players, volunteers, administrators, officials and coaches.
Both male and females talented cricketers are further supported to develop to the best of their ability throughout the mainstream and Indigenous cricket pathways.
Noogal Toengorrt Tani aims to help these individuals and community groups to overcome barriers of participation to sport, and engage in a sporting activity that also celebrates and promote Indigenous culture and the contribution of Indigenous Australians to sport.
Regional Development VictoriaT20 Cup Naming Rights Partner
The Regional Victoria Living Expo is a free public event at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre that brings regional Victoria to Melburnians under the one roof over three days. The Expo showcases the regional jobs, housing, health, education and lifestyle opportunities. The 2014 Regional Victoria Living Expo runs from 11-13 April, for more information visit www.regionalliving.vic.gov.au.
The Expo is delivered by Regional Development Victoria (RDV). RDV works closely with various State Government agencies to meet its key strategic objective of facilitating economic, infrastructure and community development to help ensure new prosperity, more opportunities and a better quality of life for regional Victorians.
The Lord's TavernersCommunity Partner
The Lord’s Taverners Australia – Victoria branch, is Cricket Victoria’s community partner.
The Lord’s Taverners Australia was founded in 1982 by John Darling (a direct descendant of Australia’s 10th Test captain, Joe Darling).
Today, The Lord’s Taverners Australia is a Federated autonomous organisation with branches in all States and Territories and approximately 3000 members. These members come from all walks of life, with media, the professions, the arts, entertainment and business communities being well represented. What we have in common is a love of sport generally, a love of cricket in particular, but most importantly a desire to raise money to support disadvantaged and/or handicapped young people.
As a charitable association it is the primary aim of The Lord’s Taverners Australia to raise money through membership subscription, sponsorship, fund raising activities and donations. Our financial disbursement program is balanced across a number of worthy causes including the provision of sporting facilities, equipment and opportunities for underprivileged and/or disadvantaged young people. The young people we assist may be disadvantaged by financial constraints, geographical isolation, or a physical or intellectual disability.
For example, we were a sponsor of the Indigenous team that recently toured England and we are the major sponsor of the AusRapid Tri-nations tournament for mentally and physically impaired cricketers. In addition we support blind and deaf cricket.
Since its inception in 1982, the organisation has raised and disbursed more than $10 million in cash and kind, with current disbursements of cash alone in the order of $300,000 annually.
Sponsorships, donations and assistance are welcomed from Companies and individuals who empathise with the cause and who are in a position to help.
The Lord’s Taverners Australia has a National Body, which is a council that meets annually to formulate policy and from time to time to give guidance to the State and Territory branches. It also coordinates grants for Australia-wide activities.
Each Branch, which has its own President, Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and Committee, and acts within broad national guidelines but is free to implement its own programs in seeking to fulfill locally defined objectives.
For more information please visit the below links.