Positive steps for Association towards growth

Despite the successful launch of the Yarrabilba Cricket Association, a not for profit incorporated association, in the midst of a global pandemic that forever changed the world as we know it, the leadership team of the Yarrabilba Cricket Association claim they are far from done as they take the next steps towards growing the game of cricket throughout Yarrabilba and the Logan region.

Over looked news within the association recently has been the key appointments to previously vacant roles. These appointments included Leigh Reading into the role as Junior Cricket Co-Ordinator, Journeyman Nick Feros – who in addition to being the inaugural captain of the Yarrabilba Cane Toads has opted to establish more permanent roots and has stepped into the formerly vacant role of Senior Cricket Co-Ordinator.

The Yarrabilba Cane Toads Last Man Stands skipper Callum Whiting has also accepted the role of Last Man Stands Co-Ordinator. This means that between the three players they have seen the vision and direction the Yarrabilba Cricket Association is heading towards and share in that vision, committing to contribute in their desired fields to push the club to its full potential.

Of all the key appointments however the biggest appointment, which is expected to be confirmed at our upcoming Annual General Meeting, is that of Simeon Roberts who was offered and accepted the role of Vice President of the Yarrabilba Cricket Association and will begin taking a more hands on role throughout the club over the coming weeks.

Web Host Movement
One of the key features of the Yarrabilba Cricket Association Incorporated remains our website, which will remain a core-feature as we embrace more of the digital side as technology continues to grow.

To help assist in this and to ensure our website has the capabilities to expand as the association grows we have teamed up with Australia’s Most Trusted Web Hosting Provider – Ventraip Australia – and our website will be moved to Australian based servers, supporting an Australian-based company, over the coming days.

As a result there may be times in which our website is unresponsive or fails to load as we are moved.

Developing our Club & Community
There may be some changes in our structure and operation over the coming months – all for the positive – as we continue to improve our administration side that would help provide solid foundations for the association to continue growing as the community of Yarrabilba does.

This includes recently signing up with Sports Community who provide the resources, training and knowledge to volunteers and clubs on how to make their roles easier and achieve successful outcomes.

Our Yarrabilba Cricket Association leadership team have begun reading the resources, webinars and available study guides where fresh ideas, and positive strategies to keep our association on the front step to developing a strong culture within our club while remaining a community-orientated, driven and focused club.

The Yarrabilba Cricket Association Incorporated is committed to providing the community a safe and family friendly environment for all and have worked towards this by becoming a Level 3 Accredited GoodSports Club – the highest level available in the system – we have adopted a number of policies made available through the program to be able to ensure our community that our club is a welcoming place.

Almost 10 000 clubs across the country are part of the Good Sports team. Good Sports is Australia’s largest community health sports program – who have been helping sport clubs across Australia for over 20 years.

We continue to be accredited, and follow up with the recommended policies under the Good Sports program with our policies due to come up for revision at our upcoming Annual General Meeting.

Over 2021, under Leigh Readings’ guidance the Yarrabilba Cricket Association Incorporated will be setting up a junior cricket program as we aim towards introducing our first junior Cane Toads teams into local competitions.

We know that there can be some bad calls by umpires, or the bounce of the ball doesn’t always go the way we hope. But we remain committed to provide a safe place for spectators, players and officials – we will be reviewing and adopting a number of policies provided by PlaybytheRules.

Play by the Rules provides information, resources, tools and free online training to increase the capacity and capability of administrators, coaches, officials, players, parents and spectators to assist them in preventing and dealing with discrimination, harassment, child safety, inclusion and integrity issues in sport.