Community Cricket Awards

Nominations are now open to recognise a person, club, association, school or business who has made an extraordinary contribution to Community Cricket in the Northern Territory throughout the 2023 Winter and 2023/24 Summer cricket seasons.  

There are 15 different categories available to submit a nomination for. Nominations submitted to NT Cricket by Friday 16th February will be assessed and the chosen submission for each category will be put forward for Cricket Australia’s National Community Cricket Awards in May.

Entries will be assessed on work undertaken from 1 April 2023 – 1 March 2024 to include the 2023 Winter Cricket Season (Apr-Sept 2023) of the Darwin and Districts Cricket Competition and Katherine Cricket Association season, as well as the 2023/24 Summer Cricket Season (Sept 2023-Mar 2024) of the Alice Springs Cricket Association and Tennant Creek Cricket Association.

Please find below the complete list of Community Cricket Award categories, including click-throughs to each of their nomination forms. If you have any questions or require support to complete a nomination, please email ntcricket@ntcricket.com.au or call 8944 8900.

  • This award recognises a school, ambassador or initiative that celebrates the connection between school, student and the broader cricket community.

  • This award acknowledges a Cricket Association that actively works to create a sustainable competition that provides opportunities for everyone to have the chance to be involved in cricket.

  • This award recognises a community cricket club that actively creates welcoming environments and seeks to create sustainable participation and growth through good governance, volunteer support and inclusive on-field programs.

  • This award celebrates a coach who exemplifies coaching 'The Australian Way'. Someone who has gone out of their way to make sure that participants are supported to develop both their skills and a lifelong love of cricket.

  • This award recognises the outstanding leadership and support in building community-based partnerships that provide positive outcomes to the cricket community (eg: Local Government, not-for-profit groups, multiple clubs)

  • This award acknowledges a club, organisation or local government authority that has developed or redeveloped a Community Cricket Facility that has delivered upon Australian Cricket’s strategic objectives, incorporated environmentally sustainable design and facilitated successful stakeholder relationships.

  • This award recognises a match official (such as a scorer, team manager, umpire) who leads by example in championing safe, fair and enjoyable cricket for all.

  • This award recognises a Coordinator who emphasise the essential aspects of the Cricket Blast Coordinator's role, focusing on creating an enjoyable, inclusive, and skill-oriented environment while fostering community involvement and contributing to the future of cricket.

  • This award acknowledges the outstanding delivery of diverse and inclusive experiences by finding clever and innovative ways to engage and grow their club.

  • This award recognises an indoor facility that embraces the connection with the community and cricket to provide the best program experience to its participants.

  • This award acknowledges the outstanding delivery of junior cricket experiences by finding clever and innovative ways to engage and grow their junior offering with a focus on education, fun and social connection.

  • This award recognises an individual, club or Association who uses technology to create a connection to its members, by reducing volunteer time, connecting members through social media or enhancing participant experience.

  • This award recognises an outstanding individual who has demonstrated significant contribution and leadership in supporting their club, Association, program or team to create great experiences for their community.

  • This award celebrates the outstanding delivery of female-based experiences by finding clever and innovative ways to engage and grow their program.

  • This award celebrates a young person, under the age of 25, who positively impacts those around them through their off-field leadership in volunteering.