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Statewide Super Academy

Statewide Super Academy

NT Cricket's Statewide Super Academies are held in Darwin and Alice Springs.

The goal of the Statewide Super Academies, in both Darwin and Alice Springs, within the Statewide Super Pathways Program is to enhance and further the development of players, coaches and umpires across the Territory, with an aspiration of the Territory producing the most elite talent per capita across Australian Cricket.


NT Cricket Pathways Philosophy

We will unite and inspire our community by:

Delivering on our promise

Offering no excuses

Being loud and proud but respectful

Drawing upon the skill and knowledge of our community and those that pass through

Being nimble and agile

Educating and upskilling

Capitalising on our unique climate and ability to play year-round

Using ‘out of sight, out of mind’ to our advantage to catch our opposition off guard

Training and preparing with a short format focus

Striving to produce the most elite talent per capita across Australian Cricket

We have the community, resources and resilience to succeed. Our approach is unique, innovative and relevant to the Northern Territory.

We are Territory Tough.


2020 Darwin Academy structure

U16 Male Academy – Players who are 16 or under as at December 31, 2020.

U23 Male Academy – Players who are 23 or under as at December 31, 2020.

Female Academy – Players who are 18 or under as at December 31, 2020  NB. Older Players can be added leading into Women’s Strike League to assist with preparation.

Players for the Academy will be selected under the same set of guidelines as per 2019 in that we are looking at the players who we believe have the talent or X factor to go on and represent the NT and beyond.

A genuine focus derived from feedback out of the 2019/20 National Youth Championships is on top order bats, fast bowlers, Wicket Keepers and spinners.

NB. Players who do not make the initial Academy squad are still eligible for selection in all NT rep teams and teams for Junior or Senior Strike Leagues.


Player nominations

Each club is given the opportuntiy to nominate players.