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INTERSPORT SIGNS ON WITH NT CRICKET AND NORTHERN TIDE


NT Cricket is delighted to announce that the 100% locally owned and operated NT division of national sporting retailer, INTERSPORT Australia, has signed on as Major Partner of Strike League team the Northern Tide for the next two seasons, as well as joining NT Cricket as Official Retail Partner.

INTERSPORT’s partnership with NT Cricket emphasises the commitment of the sporting retailer’s promise to bring Sport to the People, by providing professional advice and guidance for their customers with the best service to ensure the equipment they provide results in maximum enjoyment.
 
INTERSPORT has been operating in Australia for the past 5 years, with stores located across the Top End in Casuarina Square and Gateway shopping centre, making them easily accessible and the perfect place to shop for the local sports community.
 
Commenting on the new partnership announcement, NT Cricket CEO Joel Morrison said:
 
“We’re very excited to welcome INTERSPORT into the NT Cricket family. The team led by Bronte and Mark are a great asset to the sports community in the Top End, and our cricketers will benefit greatly from this partnership through an increase in access to quality and affordable equipment and apparel.
 
“INTERSPORT’s partnership with the NT Strike League through the Northern Tide continues the tournament’s positive momentum as it approaches its third season in the north this winter, with some exciting initiatives from INTERSPORT in the works for those attending matches this year.”
 
INTERSPORT’s Casuarina Square and Gateway store franchisee, Bronte Tentye, said adding cricket to the stable of local sports supported by INTERSPORT was an important development.

” We have local club offers which serve to benefit cricket clubs and members, have competitive prices on all club purchases and are interested in talking too any clubs that are looking to partner and work with our brand” said Tentye.

2019 DARWIN MEMBERS FORUM 

A member’s forum was held on Wednesday 29 May at Palmerston Sports Ground to discuss proposed constitution reforms that would see NT Cricket transition from an Incorporated Association to a Company, with Northern Territory Cricket Association Inc to become Cricket North Australia Ltd. A small group of members turned out for the forum, with members present representing players, clubs, the Darwin Cricket Management Committee and life members. Representatives from NT Cricket’s Board and management team were also present.
 
The discussion on the night centred around key issues in the proposed new constitution those in attendance wished to discuss further. The main matters people sought clarity on were:
 
  1. The reasons behind the inaccuracy of NTCA’s current membership register
  2. How the change benefits NTCA’s current membership
  3. The key benefits and obligations of moving to a company
  4. How NTCA’s legal status compares to that of other NT sports
  5. The rationale for proposing Cricket North Australia Ltd
  6. The rationale for changing the current NTCA membership model
 
Other questions raised during the forum were:
 
  • Why are there 9 Directors under the new constitution?
  • Will limiting the length of a Director’s tenure restrict the organisation?
  • Will the tenure of current Directors be re-set under the new constitution?
  • What’s the value of a nominations committee?
  • Why do life members get a vote?
  • Can the Darwin Cricket Management Committee structure be slightly amended to include a 7th representative, with a dedicated club and player delegate to sit on the committee?
 
To assist members with their understanding as to why we are proposing the reforms, please see the documents below:  
NEXT STEPS:

Having reviewed the additional information provided, we are seeking an indication from members as to whether you are comfortable with us proceeding to a Special General Meeting (SGM) for a vote this year. Alternatively, if members believe they need more time to review, reflect and discuss the proposed reforms, we can continue the consultation process.
 
We invite members to provide feedback on their preferred timing for a SGM to NT Cricket’s CEO, Joel Morrison, by close of business Friday 21 June.  Joel’s email address is Joel.Morrison@ntcricket.com.au


STATEWIDE SUPER PLAYER PATHWAY ACADEMIES

Two weeks after NT Cricket's official 'Statewide Super Player Pathway Academy' launch there has been great feedback from players, parents and coaches. Keep your eyes out for what's to come next for the Academy players via the NT Cricket website and social media channels. 


CLONTARF FOUNDATION BEACH CRICKET CARNIVAL  & STARS FOUNDATION CARNIVAL 

The Clontarf and Stars Foundations both held very successful cricket carnivals on Wednesday 12 June with kids from Darwin and remote NT including Nhulunbuy, Tennant Creek, Gunbalanya and Yirrkala taking part. Cricket Australia's Indigenous Engagement Specialist, Courtney Hagen flew up to team up with NT Cricket's Community Cricket Manager Ben Hopkins to coordinate the days events. Photos and more news from the days events can be found here


AUSTRALIAN CURATORS CONFERENCE

NT Cricket's Head of Facilities, Brad Baptist, joined 22 of the nation's best curators at the 2019 Australian curators conference held this week at Blundstone Arena, Tasmania. Drop in pitches were a main topic covered at the conference with Baptist hearing from peers about the practical uses and challenges faced when dealing with these pitches. Baptist braved the cold weather to ensure we are able to provide top level grounds for our players and have the most up to date curating information. 
 

DARWIN & DISTRICTS CRICKET COMPETITION UPDATE
 
The cricket season in Darwin is well and truly underway, with the Carlton Mid Premier Grade competition continuing their two day matches, the Darwin Women’s Cricket League competition underway under lights on Friday nights, and the BLK Sports C Grade playing one T20 fixture under lights on a Saturday night each round.

Full results can be found here: http://mycricket.cricket.com.au/common/pages/public/rv/RoundResults.aspx?entityid=22
 
The Sunday Emerging Juniors competition continues to go from strength to strength. 
Full scores and the remaining fixtures can be found here: http://mycricket.cricket.com.au/common/pages/public/rv/RoundResults.aspx?entityid=22
 
Please also keep an eye on the DDCC Facebook page for more updates and results: https://www.facebook.com/DDCCompetition/


FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR CLUBS

The Australian Sports Foundation has a new grass roots grant round opening.
 
  • Grassroots sports clubs across Australia will have the opportunity to purchase new equipment or fund other programs aimed at getting more young people playing sport following a new $500,000 grants program conducted by the Australian Sports Foundation.
  • The grants program initiative will be launched on Monday June 17
  • Cash grants will be available to grassroots not-for-profit clubs to help those under 20 years of age play sport, whether it’s $3,000 for bats and balls, $5,000 for uniforms, or larger sums to help youngsters travel to participate and compete.
  • https://asf.org.au/news/500000-of-cash-grants-to-boost-grassroots-sport/
  • To find out more about how to apply for grants people should contact info@sportsfoundation.org.au
NT CRICKET IS PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY
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Our mailing address is:
GPO Box 40895 / CASUARINA / NT 0811 
Phone:  (08) 8944 8900  Email:  ntcricket@ntcricket.com.au

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