- Assist the Barkly Street Cricket Club to boost junior participation numbers and renew its connections with local community groups
- Build resilience and social inclusion among participants
- Offer practical opportunities for Belonging, Mastery, Independence, Generosity through cricket and social events.
- Sign up 25 new junior participants from September 2011- March 2012
- Run at least two teams Under 11;s and 13’s
- Run 2 In2Cricket Programs at the Maribyrnong Reserve and with Footscray North Primary School.
- Explore the viability of a junior girls team.
Young people and families in the Footscray, Maribyrnong and Inner West region.
Culturally and linguistically diverse students and newly arrived migrants living in the inner Western suburbs in relationship with:
- Footscray Primary School
- Footscray West Primary School
- Footscray North Primary School
- Maribyrnong Secondary College
- Footscray City Secondary College
- New Hope
- Melbourne Renegades
Primary Cricket Vehicle:
- Barkly Street Uniting Cricket Club to Enter U11 & U13 teams to play Friday Nights in the Western Region Junior Cricket Association
- Cricket Australia’s Milo In 2 Cricket Program
- Local Primary School’s Inter School Sports Competition
‘Circle of Courage’ Program Elements:
- We value fun, formation, family & friends
- We seek to build resilience in young people and families through
- We value inclusive participation of those from culturally diverse & non- traditional cricket backgrounds.
- Focus on inclusive participation, teamwork, partnerships & small group work.
- Distinctive Uniform & Gear
- Positive Team Rituals / Culture
- Parental involvement encouraged at all levels.
- Photography/ Video, Website & Social Media
- Social Activities (including attending Renegades T20 matches together).
- Individual Cricket Skills Assessments
- History and Spirit of the Game
- Skills Intro for Parents & Cricket Australia Coaching Accreditation opportunities
- Self and Team Assessment
- Leadership opportunities for Choice, Creativity & Self Expression
- Promote Cricket Victoria Pathway Opportunities
- Encourage young people to ‘give back’ through fundraisers and welcoming events for new participants
- We support cricket programs in Local Schools & Community Groups