WA Cricket is supporting programs for cricket with a disability from grassroots to high performance.
Star Blast (Ages 5-12)
Provides kids with a disability an inclusive adapted version of the Woolworths Cricket Blast Program that is available through cricket clubs. Star Blast programs are provided with adaptive equipment and resources children with disabilities can be a part of their local club, with the program adapted to suit the capabilities of the children involved. For more information on the program, please contact your local club from the list below or WA Cricket Diversity and Inclusion Specialist Jade Wyllie
Integrated Cricket League (Ages 12+)
The Integrated Cricket Leagues provides an opportunity for cricket clubs to enter team(s) into a competition that plays a modified format, aimed at those with less cricket skills, experience or confidence.
With three divisions including Junior, Senior and A-Grade. The A-Grade competition provides to opportunity for players with a disability to progress their skills into a T-20 competition. The Integrated Cricket League is open to all people with a disability. For more information, please contact your local club from the list below or WA Cricket Diversity and Inclusion Specialist Jade Wyllie
WA Inclusion Academy is an opportunity for crickets with a Disability in WA a pathway to State representation. With dedicated coaches, the Inclusion Academy incorporated our State Intellectual Disability, Deaf and Hard of Hearing and Blind and Vision imparted teams, players in the Inclusion Academy and eligible to be selected to represent WA at the National Cricket Inclusion Championships held each year.
National Cricket Inclusion Championships (NCIC)
Gives people with a disability the opportunity to represent their state and compete for national titles in T20 Matches. The NCIC has three divisions for people with a disability to complete including blind or low vision, deaf and hard of hearing, and cricketers with an intellectual disability.
To find out more about the eligibility criteria for each team see the links below or for more information about the Inclusion Academy or NCIC please contact WA Cricket Diversity and Inclusion Specialist Jade Wyllie
- NCIC ID Division – Eligibility Criteria
- NCIC Blind and Low Vision Division – Eligibility Criteria
- NCIC Deaf and Hard of Hearing Division – Eligibility Criteria
Autism in Cricket Program
The Autism in Cricket program is about getting everyone who has a love of cricket involved in the game or their local club. The program breaks down the barriers to participation to ensure each player, volunteer and their families are supported in linking in with the cricket club best suited to their goals. With 11 endorsed clubs linked to the program, the Autism in Cricket team have provided close support and resources to these clubs throughout the season. To find out how you can join us next season, visit autismincricket.com.au.
Insurance Commission of Western Australia – Belt Up
The Insurance Commission has partnered with WA Cricket to provide $1 million for community cricket, including the ICL. The Insurance Commission supports ICL players and teams, to allow the ICL to be an accessible and inclusive competition for people with disability.
The Insurance Commission support the WA Cricket pathway for people with disability to increase their independence and be engaged within the community. The Insurance Commission provides care and compensation to people with disabilities acquired in vehicle crashes and at work.