Securing a Brighter Future for SA Cricket

As custodians of our game SACA members have always made the big decisions which leave our community of members and the game of cricket better for their generation and the next. These decisions have real world impact - like our bold decision seven years ago to develop Adelaide Oval into the best Test cricket venue in the world. Now it’s time to make sure SACA has a modern structure too.

Modernising the South Australian Cricket Association’s structure is essential to ensure SACA members can be confident:

  • that SACA can continue to deliver the best Test matches and the best game experiences in Australia.

  • the game will continue to grow across South Australia from the grassroots to First Class, and everywhere in between.

  • we have an adaptive, modern structure, ensuring we can confidently compete with other venues and States for the best Test matches and other sports for talent.

What’s happened so far, and what’s to come?

This is a critical and once in a generation opportunity for members to modernise SACA’s constitution and structure. It will determine the quality of member experiences and the health of cricket in South Australia for years to come, so it’s important everyone has a say.

Members provided a clear direction at the 2017 AGM that governance reform is not only required but is strongly supported.

Over the last 6 months members have been involved in extensive conversations about our future. This includes informal discussions between members at games and other events, as well as through a rigorous research process.

This research has so far included three focus groups, and four research surveys - three online and one conducted via the phone.

Through these different approaches, over 2,500 members have been directly asked to share their views to ensure we’re heading in the right direction. Members for the main survey were chosen at random, and in sufficient quantity and diversity to ensure that the findings were representative of SACA’s broader membership.

The views shared during this process, as well as the recommendations of independent experts, has directly shaped this draft constitution. This draft is being provided to all members now, well in advance of the big vote, to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to read it, understand it and provide feedback on the future direction of our game. A summary of the key reforms will also be provided with the draft new constitution, to help members understand the changes that are being discussed.

You are invited to participate in city, metro, country and online member forums with the SACA President and CEO. These forums are intended to allow you to share your views and help you better understand the detail. Please click here for a calendar of events. You can also provide direct feedback online through this website.

Then in June, every voting member will have the opportunity to have the ultimate say by voting on the future of cricket in South Australia.