Southern Cricket Association Club Update
Wednesday 19 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
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)
FINAL DRAFT GRADINGS
After extensive consideration of club requests related to the initial gradings for season 2020-21, the SCA COM will shortly release the final draft gradings for club feedback. This feedback will have a deadline of August 31, after which final and official gradings will be implemented and the draft fixturing process commenced. As such, this draft fixture will be circulated to clubs during the second week of September for feedback.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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.
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 opened on 11 July 2020. Information about the grant round can be found on the Tasmanian Community Fund website: