10 July 2020
Community Cricket Awards – Call for Nominations
Nominations are now open for the New Zealand Cricket 2019/20 season Community Cricket Awards.
The unsung heroes of the cricket family are no doubt those who work tirelessly at the community level to ensure our game is strong from the ground up. The ANZ New Zealand Cricket Awards provide the perfect opportunity for NZC to recognise some outstanding contributions from members of the cricketing community.
Here is your opportunity to nominate that significant person or club in the community, which you believe deserves to be recognised for all their hard work and dedication from the 2019/20 season. The outline of each award can be found below.
Please note, each nomination needs to be completed separately and must include a photo of the individual. Nominations will close on Monday 31st July at 5pm.
Community Cricket Awards Criteria
Volunteer of the Year – The Community Cricket Volunteer of the Year award acknowledges a volunteer who shows passion and commitment to cricket that exceeds expectations. This award is designed to recognise the valuable contribution that volunteers make to cricket in the community. The Community Cricket Volunteer of the Year award is open to any club/school volunteer (board or committee member, club/school stalwart, ground staff, clubrooms volunteer or any other volunteer who puts their time into the club/school).
Official of the Year – The Community Cricket Official of the Year acknowledges an official who has been responsible for officiating community cricket and has shown outstanding passion and commitment during the season. The Community Cricket Official of the Year award is open to all club/school umpires and scorers.
Outstanding Contribution to Cricket – The Outstanding Contribution to Cricket award recognises an individual who has made a significant contribution to community cricket over many years. The award is open to major associations/district associations/clubs/schools with the recipient having demonstrated commitment and passion towards community cricket for several years.
Outstanding Contribution and Services to Coaching – The Outstanding Contribution to Coaching award recognises an individual who has made a significant contribution to community coaching over many years. The award is open to major associations/district associations/clubs/schools with the recipient having demonstrated commitment and passion towards coaching and developing players at the community level for several years.
Cricket Development Officer of the Year – The Community Cricket Development Officer of the Year award recognises an association’s community cricket delivery staff member who has shown outstanding passion and commitment towards the delivery of cricket within their area. This award is open to all major associations’/district associations’ community cricket delivery staff.
Best Female Engagement Initiative – The Community Cricket Best Female Engagement Initiative award acknowledges an association/club/school for a cricket engagement strategy which provides female cricketers with a quality cricket experience during the cricket season. The Community Cricket Best Female Engagement Strategy award is open to major associations/district associations/clubs/schools and the strategy would have encouraged females to participate in cricket, provide opportunities for participants to improve their skills and lead into further female cricketing opportunities.
Club of the Year – The Community Cricket Club of the Year award acknowledges a cricket club which displays good practice and strengths in areas such as: planning, leadership, financial management, volunteer strategy, membership, coach and player development and community engagement. The Community Cricket Club of the Year award is open to all cricket clubs with the winning club being one that has had an outstanding impact on the community.