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With the 2022/23 season done and dusted, Cricket NSW’s leaders got on the road all through May to participate in a dialogue with our volunteers from clubs and associations to exchange thought on what the future holds before registrations to play cricket opened statewide on July 1, 2023.
Our CEO Lee Germon, Community Cricket Experience General Manager Martin Gleeson, and a host of senior Cricket NSW officials travelled the state to connect with volunteers. Starting in Kiama, the Roadshow went on to Wagga Wagga and Goulburn before landing in Sydney for a couple of days during the third week of May and then moving north to Newcastle and Lismore before finishing on the Far South Coast at Bega on May 30.
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The roadshow successfully provided valuable insights into the latest trends and initiatives within cricket across New South Wales. Participants had the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and stay up to date with CNSW’s strategy and planning for the next season.
A key feature of each session was the opportunity to listen to the needs of our volunteers and to workshop and collaborate on the direction we want to go together.
During the sessions, the following topics were discussed:
- State of Play: The state of cricket in NSW was discussed along with the direction and current challenges faced by the game.
- CNSW Integrity & Risk Framework: Cricket NSW presented their comprehensive Integrity & Risk Framework, aimed at maintaining the highest ethical standards and mitigating potential risks within the sport.
- PlayHQ & Grassroots Digital Transformation: This session reported on learnings from year one of PlayHQ, year two developments and the future direction of the grassroots digital transformation project.
- Refined Woolworths Cricket Blast Program: Participants were introduced to the refinements of the Woolworths Cricket Blast Program, which combines Junior Blaster and Master Blasters into one unified and simplified Cricket Blast program.
- Competition Administration Support Program: This session highlighted the successes of the program over the past 12 months and outline the opportunity for associations to join to support the delivery of their competitions.
Over 230 volunteers were involved in the sessions across NSW, who all appreciated the opportunity to network and contribute to the growth and development of the sport. The interactive nature of the sessions fostered collaborative discussions, leading to valuable insights and knowledge sharing.
Cricket NSW expressed their gratitude to all the participants and reaffirmed their commitment to supporting and nurturing cricket across New South Wales. The success of the roadshow reflects the strong passion and dedication of the cricket community in the state.