Indigenous Cricket

Imparja Cup

Australia's Largest Indigenous Cricket Festival Celebrating Cricket, Community & Culture in Alice Springs

Imparja Cup

The Imparja Cup is Australia’s biggest Indigenous cricket festival, originally founded by custodians, Shane Franey and Ross Williams, as a family match between Alice Springs and Tennant Creek in 1993. The Imparja Cup has made a significant contribution to the history and story of Indigenous cricket in Australia, and was the event and foundation on which Cricket Australia created the National Indigenous Cricket Championships in 2016. 

In 2024, participants can once again play in the Major Centres Division, Men’s Community Division, and Women’s Community Division. In an exciting development, NT Cricket is also pleased to announce the re-introduction of a Schools Division.  

NT Cricket will also host an ‘Imparja Schools Cup Day’ with local Primary Schools, aimed at inspiring a new younger generation of Indigenous kids to fall in love with the game.



  • The 2024 Imparja Cup Registration is free and open to new and past teams from the Northern Territory and around Australia. Teams wishing to nominate to play in the Imparja Cup are asked to complete the online form available here.  

  • NT Cricket is also seeking expressions of interest from umpires who would like to be part of the 2024 Imparja Cup. Umpires wishing to officiate at the Imparja Cup are asked to complete the online form available here

  • Male and Female cricketers with a desire to play for the Northern Territory at the National Indigenous Cricket Championships are asked to contact Darren Treumer (Head of Cricket) at