Volunteers are integral to the fabric of cricket in Western Australia. Without the dedication, commitment and passion of the thousands of volunteers who give up their time each year, community cricket would not exist. 

To recognise and celebrate the efforts of volunteers, WA Cricket hosts the WA Community Cricket Awards. 

2023-24 Nominations Closed

2023-24 Awards have been refreshed with: 

  • Introduction of a new category 
  • Renaming of the Advancing Cricket for Females Award 
  • Updated Nomination Criteria 
  • Update to some category descriptions 
  • The removal of some questions from club categories to ease the amount of time taken to complete nominations 
  • Tips on how to write an effective nomination 
  • The ability to review questions before starting your nomination. 

Nomination criteria 

To be eligible the nominee must volunteer at, or be, a WA Cricket affiliated community cricket club or association in Western Australia. 

Nominations are for voluntary work and programs during the current cricket season. Past achievements and ongoing contribution to community cricket will be viewed favourably. 

The nominee must be performing the role they undertake in a voluntary capacity, which may include an honorarium, within the nomination period.  

All nominees must act in the Spirit of Cricket, do what is best for volunteers and players, be respectful to all in the cricket community, and not bring the game into disrepute. 

Nominators must include two referees per nomination and inform each referee. Referees cannot be a relative of the nominee. For individual awards, one referee should be the club or association president or a management committee member if the president is unavailable, is a relative of the nominee, or is the nominee. 

Club information not collected as part of the nomination process will also be considered during the evaluation and judging process, including but not limited to: 

  • The number of registered players in particular age groups, programs, or by gender for the current and/or previous season; 
  • The total number of coaches and their accreditation; 
  • If the club has adopted Australian Cricket's Policy for Safeguarding Children and Young People, signed the Commitment Statement, and appointed a Child Safety Officer; 
  • If the club is a Good Sports club, and to what level. 

You may nominate the same individual/organisation for multiple categories however you must complete a separate nomination for each category. 

All finalists are encouraged to attend the Community Cricket Awards presentation on an evening in March. 

All nominees will be considered for Volunteer of the Month and Match, irrespective of previous recognition and awards. 

To be eligible for the Country Volunteer of the Year, the nominee must reside in a country region recognised by the Country Cricket Board for the current cricket season. 

To be nominated for Young Volunteer of the Year, nominees must be aged 21 years or under. 

To be eligible for the Junior Community Coach of the Year, nominees must currently hold a Community Cricket coach accreditation. 

To be eligible for the Woolworths Cricket Blast Coordinator of the Year, nominees must have attended WA Cricket Cricket Blast Coordinator training in the lead up, or during the current season. 

To be eligible for the School Ambassador of the Year, nominees must be a registered Perth Scorchers School Ambassador. 


Award Categories 

Metropolitan Volunteer of the Year

The Metropolitan Volunteer of the Year is awarded to an outstanding individual who has demonstrated significant contribution and leadership in supporting their community cricket club, association, program or team to create great experiences for their community. 

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Country Volunteer of the Year

The Country Volunteer of the Year is awarded to an outstanding individual who has demonstrated significant contribution and leadership in supporting their community cricket club, association, program or team to create great experiences for their country community. 

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Young Volunteer of the Year

The Young Volunteer of the Year award recognises a young person under the age of 21, who positively impacts those around them through their off field leadership. 

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Junior Community Cricket Coach of the Year

The Junior Community Cricket Coach of the Year award recognises the outstanding work of a coach who goes out of their way to make sure that participants are supported to develop both their skills and a lifelong love of cricket.

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Woolworths Cricket Blast Coordinator of the Year

The Woolworths Cricket Blast Coordinator of the Year award recognises the outstanding work of a volunteer who delivers a quality, fun and inclusive Cricket Blast program. 

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Community Match Official of the Year

The Community Match Official of the Year award recognises the outstanding work of a match official such as a scorer, team manager or umpire, who leads by example in championing safe, fair and enjoyable cricket for all.

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School Ambassador of the Year

The School Ambassador of the Year award recognises the outstanding work of a teacher who promotes and delivers quality cricket programs in their school which creates connections with the broader cricket community. 

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Growing Cricket for Women and Girls Award 

(Formerly Advancing Cricket for Females)
The Advancing Cricket for Females Award celebrates the outstanding delivery of female-based experiences by finding clever or innovative ways to build participation opportunities and advance programs for women or girls. 

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Inclusion and Diversity Award

The Inclusion and Diversity Award recognises the outstanding work of a person, club or association in promoting the inclusion of people with a disability, multicultural or Aboriginal backgrounds, or other minority groups in cricket. 

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Technology and Media Initiative of the Year

The Technology and Media Initiative of the Year is awarded to an individual, club or association who uses technology to create a connection to its members, by reducing volunteer time, connecting members through social media or enhancing participant experience. 

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Community Partnership of the Year

The Community Partnership of the Year award recognises outstanding leadership and support in building a community-based initiative or partnership that provides positive outcomes to the cricket community.

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Junior Metropolitan Community Cricket Club of the Year 

Junior Community Cricket Club of the Year, the Len Pavy Award, recognises a junior community cricket club that actively creates positive, welcoming and safe environments and seeks to create sustainable participation and growth through good governance, volunteer support and inclusive on field programs. 

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Senior Metropolitan Community Cricket Club of the Year

The Senior Community Cricket Club of the Year award recognises a senior community cricket club that actively creates positive, welcoming and safe environments and seeks to create sustainable participation and growth through good governance, volunteer support and inclusive on field programs. 

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Country Cricket Club of the Year

The Country Community Cricket Club of the Year award recognises a community cricket club that actively creates positive, welcoming and safe environments and seeks to create sustainable participation and growth through good governance, volunteer support and inclusive on field programs. 

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50 years of Service to Cricket 

WA Cricket and Cricket Australia recognises individuals who have serviced cricket for 50 years. You are invited to provide background on an individual’s achievements to volunteers@wacricket.com.au


Awards Function 

All WA Community Cricket Award finalists will be invited to an awards presentation evening which will be held on Tuesday 19th March 2024. 


Prizes

All winners receive a prize pack.


Key Dates

  • 21 September 2023 – Nominations open
  • 24 January 2024 – Nominations close
  • 19 March 2024 – Awards presentation event 

 

Enquiries

For any questions regarding the awards or nomination process, please email volunteers@wacricket.com.au