Southern Cricket Association Club Update
Wednesday 26 August 2020
SCA & CT Upcoming Events & Timelines
Wednesday August 26
Tasmanian Community Fund – small grant applications close
Monday August 31
Sport & Rec Grant (Tranche 2) applications close
Monday August 31
Club feedback on final draft gradings due (5:00pm)
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 commences (Tentative)
FINAL DRAFT GRADINGS
A reminder to all clubs that the deadline for feedback on the final iteration of the 2020-21 draft gradings (One-Day Competition) is COB Monday August 31. Any feedback submitted after this date will likely not be considered due to the timeline and tight turnaround for a fixture draft to be produced and feedback to be sought from clubs.
While initial indications were for a draft fixture to be available at the beginning of September, this has been pushed back two weeks to accommodate this second grading feedback period. It is crucial that all clubs are on the same page and satisfied with their position prior to the fixturing process commencing.
Clubs will shortly receive the gradings draft of the T20 competition for feedback. More information on this will be sent to clubs shortly.
TEAM AFFILIATION FEE INVOICES
Please be aware that Team Affiliation Fee Invoices will be sent out to clubs later than usual this year.
The SCA is in the process of undergoing registration for GST, which will impact how invoices are formatted. As such, it has been decided to wait until this registration is completed before sending anything out to clubs.
The SCA Treasurer will be in touch with these invoices as soon as is practical following this process.
TOYOTA GOOD FOR CRICKET RAFFLE
Cricket Australia and Toyota are pleased to announce that the timeline for the Good for Cricket Raffle has been brought forward to enable clubs to budget for some fundraising revenue early in the season.
This is a great opportunity for clubs to raise funds early in the season – please visit https://www.toyota.com.au/partnerships/cricket/raffle to sign up.
GRASSROOTS CRICKET FUND
Cricket Australia will shortly open applications for funding from the Grassroots Cricket Fund. The details of how to apply will be shared in next week’s Club Update once available, with the Fund set to open in early September.
Funding amounts are based on clubs meeting one or more of the following criteria; (the more criteria met, the greater funding is available) fielding of at least 1 x girls team in 19/20, participation or hosting of Junior Blaster &/or Master Blaster in 19/20, adoption & endorsement of Child Safe Framework as evidenced in MyCricket in 19/20. If your club meets one or more of these criteria, please watch this space in next week’s communication.
Please note that clubs will need to be affiliated with Cricket Tasmania to access this funding.
CERTIFICATE OF CURRENCY 2020-21
Marsh Insurance have advised that they have a technical issue in their system which is stopping clubs from completing the insurance process.
They have communicated the Cricket Tasmania the following:
“In the meantime, we are issuing clubs with a letter of continuous cover confirming we have cover in place which has been able to satisfy councils until the certificates/invoicing system becomes available. If a specific club needs a certificate of currency for council, I would strongly recommend they contact our team at email@example.com and we can issue them with the specific letter noting any councils requested”
As mentioned above, if you have any concerns with this process please get in contact with Marsh Insurance directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
A face-to-face course will be run in mid to late September in Southern Tasmania. A separate communication will be sent to clubs when registration for this course is live.
Regarding the affiliation process, if clubs missed the communication from Will Thompson (Cricket Tasmania Club Development Officer) yesterday, please see below the link to the Cricket Tasmania affiliation survey:
To complete the process your club will need to:
- Appoint a ‘Child Safety Officer’
- Provide a link which publicises your Child Safety Policy for Club members to view
- Upload an updated Club Contact List (template attached)
- Ensure your Club is insured
Understanding that the insurance process cannot be completed at this time due to issues internally at Marsh Insurance, clubs are encouraged to complete the remainder of the survey as your club’s Certificate of Currency no longer has to be uploaded to complete the affiliation process.