Applications for the 2021-22 ACA Premier Cricket Program are due by Saturday 31 July.
Entering its seventh year, Australia’s professional cricketers invested more than $5.7 million into Premier Cricket since the Program launched in 2015.
This year’s commitment will once again see more than $1 million invested towards supporting Members and Premier Cricket around the country. Funding allows clubs to engage ACA members in playing and/or coaching roles to identify, instruct and inspire talent around Australia.
The Premier Cricket Program aims to help narrow the gap between Premier Cricket and domestic cricket, creating additional opportunities for clubs to grow a sustainable program that ensures Premier Cricket remains the lifeblood of Australian Cricket.
Having been out of the game for two years, I was craving a competitive environment and also felt I could pass on some of the knowledge I have built over my career.John Hastings
Funding for the Program remains consistent with the factors and guidelines used in previous years, including:
As such, allocations for clubs in 2021-22 will be:
The maximum an ACA member can receive through the Premier Cricket Program in 2021-22 is $7,500.
John Hastings, who took on a coaching role at Frankston Cricket Club says that the process to become involved was very simple and that it benefited both him and the club.
“Having been out of the game for two years, I was craving a competitive environment and also felt I could pass on some of the knowledge I have built over my career.”
Club applications are now open and all clubs have received notification. If you have already got an in-principle agreement with a Premier Cricket Club, please complete a Member Application below.