Each player has the opportunity to work with their PDM on an Individual Development Plan (IDP) Career tool that will support their off-field development.
The IDP focuses on five key areas that increase confidence in your future beyond cricket:
Having increased confidence in your future beyond cricket can help you feel more in control. A feeling of ‘being in control’ can have also a direct link with improved performance.
The ACA, in partnership with Cricket Australia and the State Associations, offer ten week paid sport administration internships for ACA members looking to develop their careers. The internships have been made possible through funds donated by the current players and through partnerships with State Associations and W/BBL clubs. The ACA Internship Program is offered in April and open to all ACA Members.
The program seeks to enhance members’ career development and future employment prospects through the provision of up to 52 hours of paid work experience in an industry preferred by the member. For further information on the Work
Placement Program contact your PDM.
We understand that the first years outside of cricket involve a lot of change and we extend the following services to you for up to 3 years post State contract and 12 months post W/BBL.
Individual assistance from ACA Player Transition Manager
When players are transitioning from the game, the ACA offers the opportunity to participate in a formal exit interview with the Player Transition Manager. This process helps the ACA to best support your transition into a career after cricket.
For further information on transition support through the GamePlan Next program contact your Player Transition Manager.
Now in its ninth year, the ACA's Internship Program is a terrific example of how our players are funding initiatives to benefit fellow members and strengthen the game. Applications for 2023-24 are now open with five placements available with eight opportunities to select from.
The ACA hold an annual Induction Camp for Rookie and newly contracted players before the start of each season. The focus of the camp is to prepare players for life as a professional cricketer, and to demonstrate the importance of planning for life after cricket.
The ACA has partnered with Michael Page who specialise in mid- to senior-level professional and management recruitment for permanent, temporary, and contract roles. Michael Page offers ACA members group based education on topics ranging from ‘Personal Brand’ to the `Interview Process’, along with individual support and advocacy for players seeking employment. Areas of expertise include:
Heading toward the last few years of her playing career, Corinne Hall began to follow her life's other passions through the ACA's GamePlan program.