Nominations Now Open For The Community Cricket Awards 2023/24

The annual National Community Cricket Awards help us to recognise and celebrate those that have inspired others to play and love cricket.

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 and 2023/24 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 – March 2024) of the Alice Springs Cricket Association  and Tennant Creek Cricket Association.  


Awards Categories

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

Community Cricket Assocation
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. 

Community Cricket Club
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.  

Community Cricket Coach
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.  

Community Cricket Partnership
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) 

Community Facility Project – New Category!
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.  

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

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

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

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

Technology & Media Initiative
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. 

Volunteer of the Year
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.  

Women & Girls Initiative
This award celebrates the outstanding delivery of female-based experiences by finding clever and innovative ways to engage and grow programs.  

Woolworths Cricket Blast Coordinator – New Category!
This award recognises a Coordinator who emphasises the essential aspects of a 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.  

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


How To Complete Your Nomination

Click here to see the complete list of categories and links through to their nomination forms. Nominations close on Friday 16 February 2024

Sometimes your personal circumstances may mean you need support to complete a nomination. If this applies to you, please email or call 8944 8900.  

Before You Get Started 

  • Read the questions for the category you will be submitting a nomination for and consider drafting your nomination in MS Word first. Please be aware once you enter the nomination form, you will not be able to save a draft. A copy in MS Word will assist if there is a technical issue.  
  • Seek permission from your referee to include their details in your nomination early, they may want to contribute to your nomination.  
  • Make sure to answer the questions  
  • Consider each question and remember:  
      • Aim for quality not quantity, try and keep your sentences short and to the point, and avoid repetition.  
      • Give specific and detailed examples.  
      • If appropriate, include challenges and impacts of the nominees efforts.  
      • Put yourself in the judges shoes. What information would you need to know to evaluate nominations if you had never been involved with, or met, your volunteer, club or teacher.


Key Timelines

Nominations open: Monday 22 January 2024 

Nominations close: Friday 16 February 2024 

Selected NT nominations submitted to Cricket Australia: 21 February 2024 

National winners announced: May 2024