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Autism in Cricket

Winners of the Excellence in Innovation Award at the 2020 Western Australian Disability Support Awards.

The Autism in Cricket program is for everyone who is passionate about inclusion in sport. The program is designed to break down barriers to participation and support individuals with Autism to get involved in their local cricket club. The team at the Autism Association are here to support you to join and be a player in your local club or to become a part of your club community in other roles.

Watch our Autism in Cricket video here to find out more about the program then link up with us to find the cricket club that best suits your individual needs or other ways you can participate in your local cricket club. You can also join the team via our mailing list to show your support, learn about Autism through cricket, and gain access to hundreds of resources.

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Join our Autism in Cricket program to:

  • Find the cricket club that best suits your individual needs.
  • Become part of a cricket club community either as a player or in other important roles within the club.
  • Get assistance as an individual with Autism to prepare, register, and participate in cricket.
  • Join our Come and Try Days to see if you like cricket before you join a club.
  • Support from the Autism in Cricket team who are available to provide training to local and regional clubs.
  • Learn about Autism through this much loved Australian sport.
  • Receive monthly Autism in Cricket newsletters to learn about Autism in cricket, receive access to resources and supports to help create awareness of Autism in cricket.
  • Gain access to loads of downloadable resources and videos for volunteers, players, parents, clubs, coaches, and the community.
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What we have on offer: 

Club Endorsement 

Your cricket club can now be endorsed as Autism Inclusive! 

Click here find out how!


Complimentary Resources

We have a range of complimentary resources available for download for cricket clubs, coaches and parents!

Click here for more!


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Check out what our Team has been up to this cricket season! 

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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.

Click on the 'Read More' link to watch the video!

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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

Share your story

Whether you are an individual with Autism who plays or participates at your local cricket club, a coach who has supported children with Autism to get involved at your club, or you are a parent who’s child is having great success on the cricket pitch thanks to your supportive club, we want to know! Share your story to give your club a chance to win a cricket bat signed by Aussie cricketing legend Adam Gilchrist!

*if you have video footage that you would like to send us with your story please email autismincricket@autism.org.au

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In the Media

Let's Play Cricket - Source Magazine
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Disability Support Awards Shine Light on Future Cricket Stars
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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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This project is an NDIS Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) initiative.

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