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This presentation is for Australian community junior cricket clubs who are interested in facilitating a program targeting kids with disabilities and special needs.

This presentation is for Australian community junior cricket clubs who are interested in facilitating a program targeting kids with disabilities and special needs.



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  • 1. Introducing
  • 2. What is Cricket Champs? Cricket Champs is a new, completely not for profit program that has been developed in WA and has now been in operation for the last 2 seasons
  • 3. What is Cricket Champs?It’s primarily a skills developmentprogram very similar to in2Cricketbut is specifically targeting kidswith varying disabilities and specialneeds aged 6-16 and giving themthe chance to join a communityjunior cricket club just likeeveryone else
  • 4. What is Cricket Champs?Ideally it becomes a steppingstone for some kids to progressthrough to mainstream cricket butequally continues to be a fantasticenvironment for other kids to keepplaying and participating in cricket
  • 5. Why do we need a separate program ?Our research, results andfeedback tells us thatparents of these kids aremuch more comfortableenrolling their kids into aprogram that caters totheir special needs ratherthan straight intomainstream
  • 6. Why do we need a separate program ?Cricket Champs needs to be brandedseparately to catch the attention of thesefamilies so they quickly understand thathey, this something for them and a greatway for their kids to join juniorcommunity cricket clubs likeeveryone else
  • 7. Why do we need a separate program ?Most importantly, in manycases the kids need smallermore intimate groups thana standard in2Cricketprogram. We like to achievea participant to volunteerratio of 1:5
  • 8. What’s in it for cricket and cricket clubs? More kids playing cricket
  • 9. What’s in it for cricket and cricket clubs?More familiesgettinginvolved andsupportingcricket
  • 10. What’s in it for cricket and cricket clubs?Be one of the first sports in Australia toadopt and grow a grass roots sportingprogram for this very important groupwithin our community
  • 11. What’s in it for cricket and cricket clubs?Foster a more “inclusive” culturewithin your cricket club and thecommunity
  • 12. Just look what our families are saying? The Ardross Junior Cricket Club for Cricket Champs, has enabled both my learn skills in a fun environment. Nor children Jaye and Marc to have the mally these skills are being underta opportunity to which whilst they find it fun, doesn’t ken in Occupational Therapy session allow them to interact with other chil s for both kids, dren and just be kids having fun wit h other kids. The coaches have a lot of patience and pass on the skills to the children in athe Cricket Champs and its association fun-loving way, everyone is include with the Ardross Junior Cricket Club d. Thanks toCricket. He has fallen in love with the Marc has been able to graduate to sport and enjoys the camaraderie and playing Juniorsomething that he very rarely gets to acceptance of the other kids and the enjoy when participating in regular coaches, sports.Marc was asked to represent Cricket Champs at a cricket match betweenexcited as that day. I wish to thank WA and NSW. I have never seen Ma Justin Sambell for the time and effo rc so proud andneeds the opportunity to participat rt that he has put in to enable childre e and enjoy a sport. n with specialMany thanksJeanette Barnesby
  • 13. Just look what our families are saying? ricket Champs ir child that the C a sport for the o are looking for any parents wh participate in.I w ou ld like to say to l for any child to truly wonderfu me has beenProgramme is this cricket program its our son and skills and co- s to find a sport that su d above a ll his bat & ball althy fun and It has bee n difficult for u ma king friends an a ys, its good he rcise, fresh air, g the training d perfect. H e’s getting exe lso enjoy attendin nsiderably. I a ordination h as improved co d welcoming. warm, kind an ctivity for a I find the parents are ing for a sporting a if you are look this programme ly recommend As a pare nt I would high ecial needs. differing lev el or kind of sp child with any rp Sarah-Jane Sha
  • 14. Just look what our families are saying? x . Both Ale k et Champs lub for Cric though IDear Justin, nio r Cricket C ra mme (even in Ardross Ju e the prog terested o than k you and t in, cr icket befor become in I wanted t of, or inter es ey also hav eTanya and no k nowledge a lot o f skills. Th r footy. and N atasha had bo th learned e sport, afte ) and they er favourit rough you , am a cricket nut ell s me it is his oth also like, th - Alex now t tch. I would en. The non cricket and a plea sure to wa e childr onday was nce with th el valued e ach M d patie de the kids fe kids’ faces heir skill an appreciated and ma pportunity to Th e joy in the the co aches for t s much il dren the o I to thank C allum and proach wa give the ch get older. r eotyped ap sa lso nice to t he children al, non-ste ave. It wa pecially as judgement w hat they h p erience, es ey are, not hard to ex for who th ts, as this is n. team spor so patients. p articipate in programme next sea oll eagues and pe there is a ge to my c ho d the messa I will sprea a rt of it and e will be p Res t assured w ds Kind Regar very Andrew Sa
  • 15. What are we trying to achieve ?Unity! Promoting the oneprogram together we’llultimately achieve muchmore. I.e. Awareness,uptake and positiveoutcomes for all
  • 16. What are we trying to achieve ?A first of it’s kind, highlysuccessful andrewarding program thatwe can ALL look back onone day and be veryproud of
  • 17. What are we trying to achieve ?Heaps more kids and familiesplaying and loving cricket
  • 18. Our club is keen to have a go. What are we infor? Year one you’ll probably have no more than 15 participants. Even if you get just 5that’s a great start and a wonderful platform for the following season ( Word spreadsquick ) Someone to do some promotion through local councils, special education schools etc.E.g. newsletter articles, local papers etc but we also do a fair bit through social media andour contacts as well as popping you on the website. You’ll need 1 x volunteer per 5 participants which from experiencecome out of the community very easily. Year 10 plus students fromhigh schools make excellent assistants. You’ll need 1 or two seniorsto be head coordinators who often come out of thedisability services industry. Generally one of the mums can handle any admin and new enquiries from new families. Registrations are treated like any other player as is the insurance.
  • 19. Our club is keen to have a go. What are we infor?• We are working closely with the WACA here inWA and now also Cricket Australia in the hope thatthis will become a Cricket Australia productalongside in2Cricket.• For now we are simply spreading the word andgetting a few clubs or more per state to pop theirhands up and have a go just like we have done inthe West.• Please help spread the word and send thispresentation off to all of your cricket contacts.
  • 20. Get involved! Come and join Tom and Huss andbecome a Cricket Champs centre today!We are inviting enquiries and expressionsof interest all around Australia right now.Check out our website and thencontact:Justin SambellFounder, Dad, Club President, Coach, 574 938 Follow us on Twitter @cricktchamps Like us on Facebook