Reconciliation Action Plan
Acknowledgment to Country
We Acknowledgment and pay respects to the hundreds of First Nations and Traditional Custodians of the land and waters encompassing where we are privileged to live, work and play the great game of cricket on. We recognise and celebrate their spiritual and ongoing connection to culture and Country. We respectfully acknowledge all Elders past, present and emerging as we continue to cherish shared wisdom and grow with their guidance as we walk together toward a connected Country.
Our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)
We are proud to launch our second RAP, a RAP that reflects on our powerful and unique history with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples dating back to the mid-1800s and celebrates our more recent achievements and contribution to reconciliation. The purpose of this second RAP is to stretch us further. Consolidate on the success of the past three years and unite and inspire the community to walk with us and take the next big step in our reconciliation journey.
Australian Cricket’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) can be downloaded below.
Cricket Connecting Country
Our vision for reconciliation is Cricket Connecting Country, uniting and inspiring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous Australians to find common ground and thrive through cricket. Cricket is a shared passion of many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous Australians. Having a national and global profile, Cricket Australia understands the sphere of influence we have in contributing to the nation’s reconciliation journey. As a truly national sport, Cricket Australia plays a vital role in respectfully engaging with communities and stakeholders of many diverse cultural backgrounds right across Australia. Cricket also attracts thousands of International visitors annually to Australia to attend our major events. As a result, we have a responsibility to ensure those visiting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Countries are appropriately welcomed and informed about the planet’s oldest living cultures.
Our RAP vision of Cricket Connecting Country comes with it accountability for cricket to be a leader and use our influence to have a positive social impact on our community. Bringing our RAP vision to life is not about finding ways to include culture in cricket, it is about taking cricket on Country and ensuring our sport is connecting closer to communities and the cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Want your club to participate in Cricket Australia's Reconciliation Round? Find out how HERE