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Autism in Cricket Program

The Autism in Cricket Program is about giving coaches, club personnel and others involved with the team, the support they need to take our children with Autism off the sidelines and involved in the game, recognising their individual strengths.

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This program includes:

  • This website with loads of downloadable resources & videos  for parents, clubs and coaches
  • Our Team who are available to provide training to local and regional clubs
  • Our Team who are here to assist parents prepare and register for their child to participate in cricket
  • Our Come and Try Days for kids with autism who want to see if they like cricket before they join a club
  • Our Social Media Group that will post information that can be shared by clubs across the season to increase autism awareness
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Our parents resources will expand across the year, email us to tell us what resources you want us to create. Also email our team for personalised support for your child and family. Our come and try practice days will also be advertised on our social media across the year.

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In the Media

Community Cricket Volunteers Recognised
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Quinns Rocks Junior Cricket Club praised for autism inclusive program
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Junior cricket club awarded for autism inclusivity
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Quinns Rock Cricket Club
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Team Connect
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The legendary 'Gilly' takes a trip down memory lane
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Cricket Club Leads the Way
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WACA Introduces Autism Inclusive Cricket Program
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Autism Association going in to bat for WA Kids
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About a Boyd: The face of a new cricket community
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Your Stories

Tim and Kai got to meet a player, get a hat signed by a scorcher player and have a little chat to them while standing out in the middle of the ground in front of 26,000 people.

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This is a truly remarkable achievement - in 4 short months Sanjay has gone from not playing cricket to representing Western Australia on the National Stage.

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Wembley District Cricket club recently hosted the youth and seniors Integrated cricket leagues; and a successful day was had by all!

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When setting up their sensory family day, the club approached the Autism in Cricket team requesting sensory equipment and toys to make the day a huge success!

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Brianna has decided to play indoor cricket for the next season in April! The heat and length of the outdoor game seems too much for her to commit to, but she has found an alternative! Thank you so much to the volunteers who have been telling her she should be a cricket player! She problem solved and made a decision to participate! I can't thank you enough!

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Dee Claydon

"It really is a story about a mum who just wants her child to belong."

23-year-old Will Clarke has autism spectrum disorder; he can't read or write and doesn't have conversational language. But from his passion for cricket, Willo Industries was born with bats being turned into art.

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7Cricket

Adam is an shining inspirational light for all he is doing for kids like Tim and families like ours, Tim went to book week last week as Adam and tracked down his test number of 381 and his photo.

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Julie, Tim's Mum

Tim chats to Courtney about his experience at the WACA Come and Try day and why he loves Cricket!

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Tim

Thank you so much for an amazing day. My little man absolutely enjoyed himself. He has always wanted to do the things that his older brothers do but is always too nervous to give it a try.

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Caz, parent

Marty coaches the Integrated teams Joondalup-Kinross Cricket Club. In this video he discusses the importance of inclusive cricket clubs and Come and Try Days!

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Marty, Coach

Courtney chats to Suzy, mum of Abby and James about the challenges they've faced when trying to access sports.

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Suzy, Mum

Cricket came into Boyd’s life when he was a bit older, but it’s been the best thing to happen to him, I honestly don’t know what we’d do without it. What cricket has done is give him a community and something he can be really good at. It has given him so much and were incredibly proud of how hard he has worked to get to this point.

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Lisa, Boyd’s mum

For me Junior Cricket’s not just about sport it’s about lifelong friendships, it’s a place for everybody. I really believe Junior cricket should reflect the community, it’s our responsibility to make everyone feel welcome.

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Margie Oldfield, President, Wembley Junior Districts Cricket Club

Whether you are a coach who is having great success at being an inclusive club or a parent with a child who is shining on the pitch, share your story to enter your club in our monthly competition for most inclusive club.

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Photo Gallery

Since the launch of our Autism in Cricket Program, our team have been supporting a number of clubs and teams to support inclusion for individuals with Autism. 

Autism in Cricket Team providing Training to Gosnells Cricket Club

Coolbinia Blasters

Coolbinia Blasters

Coolbinia Blasters

Bateman Integrated Cricket League

Bateman Integrated Cricket League

Bateman Integrated Cricket League

Bateman Integrated Cricket League

Bateman Integrated Cricket League

Big Bash League 15/01

Running onto the Pitch - Big Bash League 15/001

Tim and Kai at the Big Bash League 15/01

Tim and Kai at the Big Bash League 15/01

Big Bash League 15/01

Autism in Cricket Team - BBL 15/01

Autism in Cricket Team - BBL 15/01

Joondalup Kinross Cricket Club Awarded Signed Bat

Wembley Districts Host Integrated Cricket League

Autism in Cricket team at Wembley Districts Integrated Cricket League Family day

Belt up Integrated Cricket League Day

Belt up Integrated Cricket League Day

Belt up Integrated Cricket League Day

Belt up Integrated Cricket League Day

Belt up Integrated Cricket League Day

Bateman JCC receiving their signed Adam Gilchrist Bat for inclusion!

Armadale JCC receiving their signed Adam Gilchrist Bat for inclusion!

Wembley JCC receiving their signed Adam Gilchrist Bat for inclusion!

Autism friendly Come & Try at the WACA

Autism friendly Come & Try at the WACA

Autism friendly Come & Try at the WACA

Autism friendly Come & Try at the WACA

Autism friendly Come & Try at the WACA

Autism friendly Come & Try at the WACA

Autism friendly Come & Try at the WACA

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Scott with Tim, one of Wembley District JCC's newest members

Wembley's first ICL training session of the season

Autism in Cricket Teacher Clinic

Attending Season Launch at the WACA

Autism in Cricket Training at Ellenbrook CC

Autism in Cricket training at Bateman JCC

Our team at the Peel Region's Season Launch

Wembley Districts Season Launch

WACA Schools Ambassador Training day

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This project is an NDIS Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) initiative.

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