Cricket Australia works with a variety of organisations to assist in the development and implementation of community engagement and advocacy programs.
Lord's Taverners Australia
The Sporting Chance Fund is a joint initiative of the Lord’s Taverners Australia and Cricket Australia. Cricket is a uniting force woven in the fabric of Australian society. Through the Sporting Chance Fund, funds raised increase the reach of programs and initiatives undertaken through the A Sport For All Program, Cricket Australia’s inclusion and diversity program.
Australia loves cricket. It’s a national past-time that taps into the psyche of the nation, penetrates all elements of society, and fits into all the nooks and crannies of our vast country. The nation’s backyards, streets, fields and even workplaces host millions of Australians – young and old – who grab a bat and ball to have a hit with their friends, family and colleagues. When we’re not playing the great game, we’re talking about it – in boardrooms and classrooms, on-line and on-air. Cricket’s esteem and reach means it is also a formidable platform for community connection. People of every race, religion, culture and gender can – and do – participate in or consume cricket. The sport is inclusive at all levels. It celebrates diversity and it enables accessibility.
The Sporting Chance Fund ensures more young Australians, regardless of their gender, race, background or ability are able to realise the enjoyment and connection cricket can provide and be the best person they can be.
The Fund is overseen by a joint committee between the Fund’s leading entities, Lord’s Taverners Australia and Cricket Australia and is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-For-Profits Commission and provide a tax-deductible receipt for donations of $2 or more.
To find out more about the Sporting Chance Fund visit www.sportingchancefund.org.au
Racism. It Stops with Me
Cricket Australia works closely with the Australian Human Rights Commission to support and promote the The National Anti-Racism Strategy and the ‘Racism. It Stops with Me’ campaign.
Michael Clarke, Peter Siddle and Commonwealth Bank Southern Star Jess Cameron have all signed on as ambassadors for the Racism. It Stops with me campaign appearing on posters and videos to take action against racism, in all its different forms, wherever we see or experience it.
Clubs, schools and organisations can download anti-racism resources online at itstopswithme.humanrights.gov.au
Know When to Declare
The ‘Know When to Declare’ campaign was developed to drive clear standards in the responsible consumption and marketing of alcohol beverages.
Cricket Australia works with its broadcast and commercial partners to produce broadcast and print campaigns to demonstrate the benefits of making the right decisions on and off the field and to remind young adults that they are ultimately responsible for their own actions.
Know When to Walk
‘Know When to Walk’ To increase awareness of the serious harms associated with illicit drugs, Cricket Australia and the Federal Government have teamed up to deliver the Know When to Walk Campaign.
Read the Know When to Walk eBrochure PDF (2.7MB) to find out more.
Cricket Australia launched a pilot partnership with Redfrogs Australia in 2013 which involved Redfrogs volunteers offering water, icy poles and red frog lollies to fans at matches across the summer to complement the Know When to Declare responsible alcohol consumption campaign.
Redfrogs Australia, a support program for young people, provides a positive peer presence in environments where young people gather, educates young people on safe partying behaviours, and promotes and provides diversionary activities that engage young people in these environments.
To support Redfrogs Australia please visit au.redfrogs.com