Cricket In Schools

Our School Programs

One of NT Cricket's key objectives is to 'make cricket fun, accessible and welcoming for everyone in our community' and one of the main initiatives to achieve this is by having a more visible presence with school-aged children across the Territory.

NT Cricket is committed to working with our local schools to help promote a healthy, active lifestyle amongst school-aged children and ensure that Australia's favourite sport has an impact at all levels of education.

By introducing our various programs to local schools and offering support to those looking to run our programs, our longer-term aim is to help educate and upskill school staff/resources to deliver self-sustaining programs, and then help to link these programs to our local junior clubs and competitions.

We currently offer the following curriculum-aligned programs for our local Territory schools to run. If you are interested in co-ordinating one of our programs below, or would like more information, please contact


Sporting Schools Cricket Program

Sporting Schools is an Australian Government initiative designed to help schools increase children's participation in sport, and to connect them with community sporting opportunities. Primary & secondary schools can apply for funding to purchase school cricket equipment and access NT Cricket coach delivered programs.

All of our Cricket programs are aligned with the Australian Curriculum and provide an inclusive and engaging program with a core focus on 'learning through play'. Whether you select our coach or teacher delivered Cricket package, these programs are made up of highly engaging practical cricket activities suitable for students of all abilities. In addition, resources have been developed for easy delivery by both coaches and teachers.

Program Delivery Options...

Coach Delivered Program

All coach delivered programs are delivered by our accredited group of Australian Cricket Staff.
Program minimum of 4 sessions, with 30 students max per session.
• $650 for 4 sessions, which includes a base program cost.
• $100 for each additional session.
For example, should you wish for 3 classes to do a 4 week program, the total requested session is 12. The cost for 12 sessions is then $1450 ($650 + $800).

Teacher/Self Delivered Program

Schools are provided with digital lesson plans and resources, with the option to purchase an equipment kit.
Primary School Kit = $500
Secondary School Kit = $450

For more information on this program or how to apply for funding, visit the Sporting Schools Funding page of our website.


Front Gate Challenge

The 'Front Gate Challenge' is a free, one-off session that can be run either before or after school during drop-off or pick-up. Delivered by NT Cricket staff, it gives kids and parents a fun taster session of basic cricket skills, including catching and throwing. These sessions have proved very popular in schools across the Darwin region with kids engaging in fun, foundational skills as they arrive for school in the morning. If you are interested in running a 'Front Gate Challenge' session at your school, get in touch with us at

Front Gate Challenge at Parap School, Darwin (March '24)


Woolworths Cricket Blast Health and PE Program

'Woolworths Cricket Blast Health & PE' is our new development program designed for delivery in primary schools. This four-week, teacher-delivered, program is Australian Curriculum aligned and aims to grow participation and provide quality Cricket experiences for students from Transition to Grade 6. Click here to register your school; once you have registered your interest, you will be sent digital weekly lesson plans to help deliver the program in your school.


Woolworths Cricket Blast Schools Cup

Woolworths Cricket Blast School Cups is a one day inter- or intra-school carnival that gives girls and boys the opportunity to play action packed games of cricket in an active and social setting in a gala day format. Play cricket games internally (Intra schools Cup) or against other local Primary schools (Inter schools Cup). For more information, or to register your interest in taking part, contact

Upcoming Events

Darwin Region: Thursday 4th April (DXC Arena, Marrara)

Top End Region: Friday 5th April (Cazalys Arena, Palmerston)


The Mascot Challenge

The Mascot Challenge is a free 4-week program that can be completed at home or in the classroom. Designed for students from Transition to Yr2, kids spend 10 minutes a day developing fundamental motor skills, which help lay the foundation for them to lead a healthy and active life. To register your interest through Cricket Australia, click here.


Teacher Resources

Visit the Cricket Australia 'Play Cricket' website to gain access to a variety of useful resources and downloads to help run our Cricket programs within your school.

If you are interested in Cricket related opportunities for Professional Development, register your interest through Cricket Australia here. Whether you're a Primary School Teacher, Secondary Teacher, Generalist or Physical Education Teacher, these programs are designed to support you to deliver fun, inclusive and impactful Cricket inspired Physical Education and Sport Programs.