SCA & CT Upcoming Events & Timelines
Wednesday July 1
Registration opens on MyCricket
Monday August 3
Fixture Special Requests close (5:00pm) (extended)
Monday August 3
Draft fixture & gradings feedback deadline
Wednesday August 12
Tasmanian Community Fund – large grant applications close
Wednesday August 26
Tasmanian Community Fund – small grant applications close
Monday August 31
Sport & Rec Grant (Tranche 2) applications close
Friday September 4
Improving the Playing Field – small grant application close
Wednesday September 30
Tasmanian Community Fund – medium grant applications close
Friday October 23
Improving the Playing Field – large grant applications close
Saturday October 31
SCA One-Day Competition commenced (tentative)
DRAFT GRADING & SEASON DATES
A reminder to all clubs that club positions on draft versions of 2020-21 grades and season dates are required no later than Monday August 3. Feedback should be communicated to the SCA Secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org) and CT’s Community Competition Administrator Paul Crosswell (email@example.com) prior to this date, after which the SCA COM will consider all requests and make its final determination at its next meeting. These documents were distributed by the SCA Secretary on Friday July 17 – please get in touch if you have not received a copy.
SCA T20 COMPETITION 2020-21
Clubs should be aware that the 2020-21 T20 Competition is not considered an ‘opt in or out’ competition. Clubs are required to field teams consistent with their representation in the draft gradings.
In this period of uncertainty, the sustainability of clubs is a major consideration as their survival depends on sponsorships and revenue from bar and canteen. The ability to attract and maintain sponsors for some clubs will be difficult.
Decisions concerning the T20 competition will be made in the best interest of the SCA as a whole, however if club’s wish to submit feedback on this issue please do so by the August 3 deadline, so that all clubs’ positions may be considered at the next SCA COM meeting.
CRICKET AUSTRALIA COACHING COURSES / AFFILIATION
As part of the 2020/21 Cricket Tasmania Affiliation process, clubs are required to maintain a minimum of one Level 0 accredited coach across all teams.
Due to the staff restructure at Cricket Tasmania, candidates are currently unable to attend face-to-face coaching courses to attain Level 1 accreditation. As such, CT have determined that a Level 0 accreditation will suffice. Access the online learning platform for Level 0 certification here:
You will need to click the ‘Launch Learning’ tab in the centre of the page, after which you will be prompted to login with your Cricket ID (if you don to have one, simply click ‘Create a Cricket ID Today’). From there you can access the coaching course.
Clubs will be notified if any face-to-face courses are scheduled over the coming months.
IMPROVING THE PLAYING FIELD GRANTS PROGRAM
The State Government has announced that the Improving the Playing Field Grants are now open, with applications for small grants closing 4th September and large grants closing 23rd October. There is no requirement for any matching funding.
Follow the link below for further details, eligibility and assessment criteria:
TASMANAIN COMMUNITY FUND GRANTS PROGRAM – COVID-19 REPSONSE ROUND
The Tasmanian Community Fund will be calling for small ($1 000 to $20 000), medium ($20 001 to
$70 000), and large ($100 000 to $500 000) applications that support Tasmanians and Tasmanian organisations to recover and rebuild from COVID-19. Applications open on 11 July 2020. Information about the grant round can be found on the Tasmanian Community Fund website:
FIXTURE SPECIAL REQUESTS
All clubs are invited to submit special requests for fixturing in the 2020/21 season. The SCA COM will endeavour, as always, to facilitate reasonable requests where possible, however please understand that not all may be actionable.
Examples of reasonable requests submitted in the 2019/20 include:
- A request for a home game in a certain grade on a certain day to celebrate a life membership
- A request for one or two double headers in the T20 competition in the 2019/20 format
All requests should be submitted in writing to CT’s Community Cricket Administrator Paul Crosswell at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5:00pm Friday July 31st. Requests submitted after this date will receive a low priority status.
I would like to invite you and all your clubs to attend a series of Webinars focusing on “how sports clubs can raise funds and look after their sponsors to secure a more sustainable financial future for their club”.
This series of free webinars will be held every Wednesday for four weeks commencing on 15 July at 12 noon.
Presented exclusively for Good Sports Club Members nationally, the webinar topics will cover:
- How to create a fundraising proposition
- How to manage and recruit sponsors and partners
- Successful Grant applications
- Top tips for digital and community fundraising
Some other key information you may need to know:
• Fundraising smarts was developed in response to the survey conducted in April which told us 68% of clubs were concerned about the financial security of their club
• Exclusively for GS Clubs (to register for Good Sports please visit https://goodsports.com.au/become-a-good-sports-club/)
• Clubs can attend the series or choose just one or two that resonate
• Presenters are all fundraising specialists who have many years of experience to draw on
• The Zoom links will be sent to those who have registered prior to the event
• Webinars will be recorded and put up onto the website with a toolkit and a FAQ document after each event (exact timing tbc)
Full details are in the attached flyer.
The link to Eventbrite is below: