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The Lord’s Taverners Imparja Cup
First held in 1994 in the Northern Territory as a community-based event between Alice Springs and Tennant Creek, the Imparja Cup has grown to become a premier fixture on the national cricket calendar.
Cricket Australia’s national talent manager Greg Chappell attended this year’s 20th anniversary Imparja Cup and went away impressed by the organisation and the talent on show.
It was his first visit to the competition and a real boost to the 38 teams and 500 players from around the nation.
Chappell said that Cricket Australia’s search for talented cricketers spanned the country, and the Imparja Cup prpvided a week-long advertisement for the nation’s indigenous talent pool. “It links the participants to the high performance system and hopefully someday will lead to a Baggy Green,” he said.
The Lord’s Taverners Blind Cricket. National championships are now conducted annually and are held in an agreed centre around Australia.
Blind Cricket is played in essentially the same way as the conventional game of Cricket with the major exceptions being:
CRICKET FOR THE DEAF
The Lord’s Taverners supports Deaf Cricket both at grass-roots level and the Australian team in the quadrennial Deaf Cricket Ashes, played between Australia and England.
The Mission of Deaf Cricket Australia is to facilitate and support the participation of deaf Australians in all levels of sport, especially cricket.
The Vision of Deaf Cricket Australia is building and strengthening participation for all.
The Objectives of Deaf Cricket Australia
CRICKET FOR THE INTELLECTUALLY IMPAIRED
Lord’s Taverners and Sports Inclusion Australia
The Lord’s Taverners Tri-Cricket series is for players with an intellectual disability and is contested by Australia, England and South Africa every two years. The Australian team is supported by a partnership between Cricket Australia, the Lord’s Taverners and Sports Inclusion Australia.
Sports Inclusion Australia is a national body which works with organisations such as Cricket Australia to assist them include programs for people with integration difficulties.
Lord’s Taverners has been associated with Sports Inclusion Australia since 1993 and the partnership has provided the framework for the development of cricket and indoor cricket for players with an intellectual disability.
Being accepted and acknowledged for their skill and ability within sport has given many the increased self esteem necessary to gain meaningful employment and ultimately make a significant contribution to their community.
FEMALE PARTICIPATION IN SPORT
The benefits of sport are best achieved when programs and opportunities are inclusive. Gender should not be a limiting factor for participation in sport and other forms of physical activity
Women’s and girls’ participation in sport is influenced by many things both positively and negatively, whether directly or indirectly, internally or externally, intentionally or unintentionally.
There are six key spheres of influence that we can use to leverage greater participation among women: