This program is designed to narrow the gap between Premier Cricket and high performance/domestic cricket. On this basis funding is available to any Premier Cricket Clubs who have 1st XI teams competing for the entire season in the top Premier competition in the state. These are the clubs that provide a direct pathway or ‘home club’ for current and aspiring professional cricketers.
Based off a number of criteria, fully integrated clubs with male and female teams playing in the 1st XI competition will be eligible to receive up to $13,000 in 2021-22. Clubs with Male teams only will be able to access up to $6,500 and clubs with Female teams only, with the top team playing in the 1st XI competition, will now also be able to access up to $6,500.
No individual ACA Member will be able to access more than $7,500 in program funding. The ACA will continue to apply discretion around funding structures for developing clubs and competitions across the country.
Male & female uncontracted ACA members (an ACA member is any male or female cricketer who has held an International, State, BBL/WBBL, Rookie or Match Contract). These may include:
Roles within this program could include any of the following positions:
Those appointed would undertake a range of tasks and it is anticipated these would include:
Funding comes as a result of Cricket Australia advising the ACA that the Player Payment Pool (PPP) was estimated to increase by $43million compared to original estimates for the 2012-17 MOU period.
At the completion of a research project during the 2013-14 season, the players unanimously chose to dedicate some of this increase to initiatives that will help strengthen the game, and named this the Player Partnership Fund.
Since 2014, after an initial three-year commitment, the Program has supported Premier Cricket clubs to the tune of $5.7 million; and by the end of the Program (post the 2022-23 season), this will exceed $7 million.
With the Player Partnership Fund set to exhaust, the ACA has decided to commit to the ACA Premier Cricket Program in its current format until the end of 2021-22. Beyond 2022-23, We are hoping to find a new revenue stream model to continue with this important connection for cricket clubs and past players.
We encourage that ACA members and clubs reach out to each other directly, but if either a club or an ACA member needs assistance to engage in the program, please register your interest by contacting us and applying through the appropriate online forms.
Yes, members can work across both roles however, no individual ACA member is able to access more than $7,500 of program funding.
Yes, as long as the funding is used to engage an ACA members, clubs can split the funding between multiple members. For fully integrated clubs no individual ACA member is able to access more than $7,500 of program funding. It is important that ACA members involved are to engage in genuine ongoing season long commitments and not used as sporadic specialist coaches.
It is the responsibility of Premier Cricket Club administrators to complete an application form once a working relationship with an ACA member has been discussed. This is still required for clubs who would like to continue a working relationship with their ACA Member from the 2020-21 season. this application process is also our way of maintaining up to date contact information.
Alternatively, if a Premier Cricket Club finds it difficult to establish a relationship with an ACA member, the club administrator can complete a Premier Cricket Vacancy Form which allows the club to identify the specific role they would like an ACA member to fill. This vacancy will then be published on our website and circulated to ACA Members.
ACA members must complete a member application form whether a relationship has already been discussed and established with a club or you are expressing your interest in the program. Members will need to sign in using their ACA Member login to gain access to this form.
First round Expressions of Interest and Application forms must be completed by 31 July 2021, however please submit applications as early as possible. This date is set to allow enough time for agreements to be formalised and ACA Members to make a significant contribution in the clubs pre-season.
By completing a member registration form and indicating that you have not established a relationship with a club your details will be provided to clubs that are still looking for an ACA Member.
Similarly the details of Premier Clubs that complete an opportunity in your club form will be collected and provided on the website and circulated to ACA Members. It will be the clubs responsibility to establish a working relationship with an appropriate member once that connection is made.
ACA Members wishing to apply will need to ensure they are current ACA Member for the 2021-22 season before the ACA can process their application. Contact us on 03 9698 7200 or email Megan Pauwels (email@example.com)
It is a legal requirement in Australia for anyone working with children to undertake an authorised check. Participation in this Program will involve working with children. You will need to undertake a check and provide details to your club executives.
You will be expected to maintain regular contact with club executives and engage with High Performance staff and State Talent Managers to identify and monitor talent.
Clubs will need to provide the ACA with two (2) invoices: one at the start of the season coinciding with the start of the season and a second at the conclusion of the season.
Mid and post-season reporting will need to be completed by a club official and the ACA Member at the instruction of the ACA's Program Manager.
The fees are paid in two equal instalments to the club. One payment at the start of the season and a second payment will be paid at the conclusion of the season subject to the satisfactory completion of roles and reporting and the provision of valid tax invoices.
If the Club is required by law to make any superannuation contributions in respect of any amounts payable under this Contract, the Club will make these payments at the times and in the manner required by applicable legislation. You acknowledge and agree that these superannuation contributions form part of the Fees.
The Club will make payment of each instalment (excluding the superannuation component (if any) and net of any amounts which the Club is required by law to withhold) to the bank account nominated by the ACA Member.
If GST is payable by you on any Fees then, subject to the provision by you of a valid tax invoice for the amount of the GST, the Club will pay you the amount of the GST at the same time as it makes payment of the Fees.
You acknowledge that you are responsible for any tax, GST and other payments required to be made by you by law.
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Phone: 0409 475 914