Adam Gilchrist Cricket Scholarship

The Adam Gilchrist Cricket Scholarship is designed to allow young male or female country cricketers to spend one (English) season playing cricket in a UK-based cricket competition in order to develop personally whilst refining their cricketing skills.

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Apply for an Adam Gilchrist Cricket Scholarship

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Eligibility criteria
  1. Age: Players are to be aged less than 21 years of age as at 31st January in the year of the scholarship.
  2. Residency: Players must be permanent residents of Australia.
  3. Playing qualification: Players must not have played for any Metropolitan-based competition, whether “Under-age” or open age for more than one full season except in Tasmania, where the applicants must have begun their cricket in a non-metropolitan region before moving to a metropolitan region.
  4. Coaching Qualification: Players must attain at least a Level 1 cricket coaching accreditation through the National Coaching Accreditation Scheme.
Selection
  1. Nomination: Young cricketers are invited to apply through both national advertisement and by promotions through state cricket bodies and other branches of Lord’s Taverners Australia.
  2. Culling of applicants is conducted by a committee with advice from each state or local association.
  3. Selection Panel: will consist of the Cricket Placements Committee of Lord’s Taverners Northern NSW and Adam Gilchrist or his nominee.
Closing date
For each year will be the last Friday in November of the year before the scholarship.
Benefits to players
Players will receive

  1. Economy class return air fare to London.
  2. Accommodation for the duration of the period spent in London, in exchange for small periods of work as agreed with the Hosting Cricket Club.
  3. All playing fees and sundry costs for the duration of the scholarship.
  4. A small allowance for the duration of the scholarship.
Responsibilities of Players
A Lord’s Taverners Northern NSW Cricket Placements Committee has been appointed, whose responsibilities are to:

  • Prepare a national promotional campaign and conduct advertising to encourage applications.
  • Contact relevant cricket bodies and other Lord’s Taverners branches:
    • Encouraging applications
    • Receiving applications, and
    • Culling.
  • Co-ordinate selection process.
  • Arrange Final Selection Committee meeting, and co-ordinate selection of Players.
  • Notify, prepare, place and supervise Players.
  • Interview and prepare Players and other relevant persons (parents etc).
  • Assist Players and their home clubs to raise funds and place this money into the Lord’s Taverners Northern NSW Cricket Placements Fund (see below).
  • Prepare appropriate briefing notes for Players to be used as a guide for interviews with media and other bodies.
  • Co-ordinate placement
    • Travel documents (passport, visa etc), parental permission (if relevant), school permission (if necessary)
    • Health requirements
  • Health checks
  • Vaccinations
  • Make all travel arrangements. Economy Class Return Airfare will be negotiated with the Sponsor, Etihad Airways.
  • Make arrangements for arrival and accommodation in London.
  • Liaise with Hosting Cricket Club’s Liaison Officer.
  • Receive and respond to reports from Players.
  • Design and forward Report Forms (to be completed by Players and Hosting Cricket Club.
  • Receive and summarise reports as received.
  • Anticipate problems wherever possible, and provide solutions.
  • Solve any emerging problems.
  • Implement necessary disciplinary procedures, following these steps:
    • Step 1: Hosting Cricket Club Liaison Officer to attempt to apply necessary disciplinary measures;
    • Step. 2: Hosting Cricket Club Liaison Officer and Scholarship Coordinator together to apply any further disciplinary action necessary.
    • Step 3: If necessary, visit Players to overcome problems
  • Provide regular reports to Adam Gilchrist and The Hosting Cricket Club.

Responsibilities of Scholarship Winners

Responsibilities of Scholarship Winners include:

  1. Obtaining an appropriate passport and visa.
  2. Being prepared to depart for London by 18thApril, and to return by 15th September in the year of the scholarship.
  3. Before departure, with their home clubs, helping to raise funds to the value of $1000.00
  4. Obtaining at least Level 1 Cricket Coaching Accreditation through the National Coaching Accreditation Scheme.
  5. Purchasing appropriate Travel Insurance.
  6. Supplying (preferably via e-mail) a clear photograph for publicity purposes.
  7. In England, undertaking work (no more than 6 hours per week) as agreed with The Hosting Cricket Clubin exchange for a small payment to supplement the scholarship allowance.
  8. Playing in all agreed fixtures and seeking additional playing opportunities.
  9. Contributing to the development of The Hosting Cricket Clubvia coaching and public relations events as determined by the Hosting Cricket Club Scholarship Liaison Officer.
  10. Furnishing monthly reportsto the Lord’s Taverners Northern NSW Cricket Placements Chairman.
  11. Furnishing a Final Reportto Lord’s Taverners Northern NSW Cricket Placements Chairman no later than two months after the conclusion of the scholarship.
Responsibilities of Scholarship Winners
Responsibilities of Scholarship Winners include:

  1. Obtaining an appropriate passport and visa.
  2. Being prepared to depart for London by 18thApril, and to return by 15th September in the year of the scholarship.
  3. Before departure, with their home clubs, helping to raise funds to the value of $1000.00
  4. Obtaining at least Level 1 Cricket Coaching Accreditation through the National Coaching Accreditation Scheme.
  5. Purchasing appropriate Travel Insurance.
  6. Supplying (preferably via e-mail) a clear photograph for publicity purposes.
  7. In England, undertaking work (no more than 6 hours per week) as agreed with The Hosting Cricket Clubin exchange for a small payment to supplement the scholarship allowance.
  8. Playing in all agreed fixtures and seeking additional playing opportunities.
  9. Contributing to the development of The Hosting Cricket Clubvia coaching and public relations events as determined by the Hosting Cricket Club Scholarship Liaison Officer.
  10. Furnishing monthly reportsto the Lord’s Taverners Northern NSW Cricket Placements Chairman.
  11. Furnishing a Final Reportto Lord’s Taverners Northern NSW Cricket Placements Chairman no later than two months after the conclusion of the scholarship.
Responsibilities of The Players’ Home Clubs
Responsibilities of The Players’ Home Clubs will include:

  1. Conducting fund-raising activities in order to supplement the Scholarship Fund by at least $1000.00. If Players’home clubs are unable to raise this money, it will be the responsibility of the Player to negotiate with the Lord’s Taverners Northern NSW Cricket Placements Chairman regarding any shortfall.
  2. Investigating the possibility of a reciprocal visit by a player nominated by the Hosting Cricket Club.
The Hosting Cricket Club
Responsibilities of the Hosting Cricket Club will include:

  1. Raising funds to provide a small allowance for
  2. Providing appropriate playing opportunities for
  3. Supervising Players’cricketing activities.
  4. Providing appropriate medical insurance for Players,as well as Third Party Insurance cover required.
  5. Providing suitable accommodation, at a satisfactory rate, and the provision of employment opportunities which pay sufficiently to meet the cost of this accommodation.
  6. Encouraging other clubs and cricket bodies to offer playing opportunities as deemed appropriate by the Hosting Cricket Club Scholarship Liaison Officer.
  7. Covering all playing fees and costs for Players.

A Lord’s Taverners Northern NSW Cricket Placements Fund has been established which will be administered by the Lord’s Taverners Northern NSW Cricket Placements Chairman to fund regular and emerging financial issues. These may include:

  • Payment of allowance to supplement pocket money
  • Medical matters
  • A maximum of $1000.00 towards rent
  • Communication issues (telephone, email etc)
  • Advertisements and promotions about the scholarship
  • Urgent gear problems
  • Urgent travel issues

and other matters at the discretion of the Lord’s Taverners Northern NSW Cricket Placements Chairman.

To apply for an Adam Gilchrist Cricket Scholarship click here.

For further information please contact Graeme Hoskins on graeme762@gmail.com