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Valleys All Abilities Cricket Program

Embracing Inclusivity on and off the field

Our program at Valleys was developed to give children and young adults the opportunity to participate in cricket in whatever way they feel comfortable. Some children love coming to our program because they have built friendships with our coaches. Some children have come with a level of social anxiety, and have now progressed onto our traditional junior programs. Some are now looking toward playing competition cricket via the Special Olympics pathways.

Our program is not prescriptive. All of the activities have been developed to allow the participants to participate and progress based on their individual needs.   We want the children to build a level of trust and comfort in us, and their surroundings, and to find their way in their own time.

 

Our equipment caters to children with diverse sensory needs and we welcome and encourage parent feedback on the best ways to work with their children.

Last season we extended our program to include a structured cricket training program for those athletes over the age of 14 that have progressed and/or have the ability to participate in a more structured training program.  The athletes train with our lower grade senior teams on a Wednesday evening with specialist coaches.  The program runs across the summer with the athletes training  to just enjoy the experience, or trial for Special Olympics or Qld Cricket Inclusion teams.

 

Over the past four years we have built a wonderful, supportive and inclusive community where children share fun, laughter and friendship. I sincerely look forward to welcoming you and your family to Valley District Cricket Club and our All Abilities Program community.

Friday Program

  • Designed for children with an intellectual disability 

  • Small groups supported by Special Olympics Qld certified coaches

  • Caters to all ages

  • Held at Ashgrove Sports Fields, Yoku Road Ashgrove

  • Email allabilities@valleycricket.org.au for more info

Program Dates

  • 3 November - 24 November 2023

  • 9 February - 1 March 2024

  • Fridays from 4.00-5.00pm

'The Valley’s All Abilities Program has given my child the gift of learning cricket skills in a safe, calm, non judgmental environment, and we have seen him thrive thanks to Kaz and her amazing coaches. The skills learnt in previous seasons have given him the confidence to move on to a team registration, something that we could not have done without his All Abilities training.'

E. Watson - Brisbane

Wednesday Program

  • Designed for athletes aged 14+ with an intellectual disability 

  • Small groups supported by Special Olympics Qld certified coaches

  • All equipment supplied

  • Held at Ashgrove Sports Fields, Yoku Road Ashgrove

  • Email allabilities@valleycricket.org.au for more info

Training Dates

  • 18 October - 29 November 2023

  • 31 January - 6 March 2024

  • Wednesdays from 5.30pm-7.00pm

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Sponsorship

If your organisation would like to support our program so we can continue to offer it free of charge, please review our season 23/24 sponsorship proposal here.

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