CSB Bulletin - 22 August Update
Date of Event : Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:24AM

CSB Bulletin - 22 August Update

Regional participation on the rise

Cricket participation in Victoria is on the rise, with a total of 376,300 Victorians involved last season. In the South East Bayside Region alone, there was a 10.42% increase, with 27,728 total participants. There has been a significant rise in female and school participation and coach education.

All regional statistics can be found in the infographic provided here.

Congratulations to Regional Cricket Manager Stuart Clark and the cricket community on this achievement.

Stuart’s work continues and he has recently conducted school assembly visits and clinics at Port Melbourne Primary School, McKinnon Secondary College and Kilvington Grammar in conjunction with Melbourne Stars.

A number of new casual staff have been recruited to commence promotional work in schools at the start of September following training and induction. Stuart attended the SECA junior season launch on Monday 21st August and distributed Masuri helmets to clubs; thanks to McDonald's through the “Maccas on Your Team” program.

Further activations are planned for PlayCricket week, which commenced on Monday 21st August.

Driving PlayCricket

As cricket season approaches, PlayCricket will be launching its campaign to further grow the number of people involved in our sport. There will be mass advertisement of the coming season, which will be seen on numerous platforms such as TV, Radio, Cinema, online and on Metro buses. The idea is to target the younger audiences, whilst still having an eye on the senior level.

So your club can benefit from this advertisement, it is important that your club has an updated MyCricket website, so players or parents searching for a new club can find your team in the local area.

We ask that all clubs check their MyCricket pages and ensure they are up to date and well informed.

For more information on PlayCricket, visit here.

Who is your Member Protection Officer?

As clubs gear up for a new season, it is also time to ensure you are covering off on Working with Children requirements and Member Protection. If you haven’t already, then your club sho adopt the Cricket Victoria member protection policy, which can be found here.

Following this, you then need to appoint a Member Protection officer at your club (and if you already have one), please have them complete the online course at Play by The Rules, a great resource, and a great insight into being the 'go to' person for anyone at your club to discuss problems they may have encountered.

There are a number of great short courses at Play by the Rules and it’s a resource your club should become familiar with.

VicHealth Sports Club Grants

VicHealth’s Active Club Grants will provide funding to increase the opportunities Victorians have to participate in community sport clubs.

Clubs should apply for the funding grants through the VicHealth website before round one closes at 4pm on Friday 22 September. For further information or to apply visit

Upcoming Events & Playing Dates

Sunday 17 September - Umpires Seminar
(10:00am-1:00pm at Bentleigh RSL)

Monday 25 September - Captains/Umpires Pre Season Meeting
(7:00pm-8:30pm at Bentleigh RSL)

Friday 27 April – CSB Presentation Night
(at the new Victorian Community Cricket Centre - Junction Oval).

We can also confirm the playing dates for the 2017/18 season have been finalised. To view please click here

Last updated: Thursday August 24, 2017 11:25AM

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