All Abilities

At Queensland Cricket, we are wholeheartedly dedicated to fostering a safe and inclusive environment for people with disabilities to enjoy and participate in cricket. We strive to ensure that individuals connecting with cricket for the first time feel welcome and valued. By implementing comprehensive initiatives, we aim to break down barriers and create opportunities for people with disabilities to experience the joy and camaraderie that cricket brings.

All Abilities

All Abilities

Woolworths Cricket Blast

This incredible program is designed especially for kids aged 5 to 10, embracing children of all abilities. We believe that every child deserves a chance to learn the fundamental skills of cricket while having a blast in a supportive and inclusive environment. Queensland Cricket understands that everyone's journey is unique. That's why our program can be easily tailored to cater to different skill levels so participants can fully engage and embark on their cricket dreams. Find your program by visiting Woolworths Cricket Blast, where inclusivity and fun go hand in hand, empowering children of all abilities to thrive on their cricketing journey. 

Cricket Blast! - Western Suburbs District Cricket Club

Blind and Vision Impaired Cricket

Blind cricket has a rich history in Australia, dating back to 1922. It all started in Prahan, Victoria, when a group of passionate individuals with visual impairments improvised by using rocks in a can as a ball during a test match. This incredible display of ingenuity ignited a deep love for the game among blind cricketers. Today, Blind Cricket Australia oversees competitions across the nation, with Queensland also having a dedicated Blind Cricket Association.

Blind Cricket is a great way to develop your cricket skills and enhance your fitness, overall health, and well-being. There are also chances to compete at the state and international levels, where you can forge new friendships and experience the incredible camaraderie that exists within the cricketing community.

The Queensland Blind Cricket Association conducts development clinics conducts come and try days and skills clinics from time to time. Anyone interested in getting involved are encouraged to contact the QLD Blind Cricket Association on 

Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Deaf Cricket provides an inclusive platform for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing to showcase their talent, passion, and love for the game. Engaging in this remarkable sport not only hones cricketing skills but also cultivates a supportive community that understands and celebrates the unique experiences of deaf individuals.

Participating in Deaf Cricket offers a plethora of benefits. From enhancing communication and teamwork to boosting confidence and self-esteem, this sport unlocks personal growth and empowers individuals to overcome challenges. Through the thrill of competition, deaf cricketers forge lifelong friendships and experience a profound sense of camaraderie that extends far beyond the boundaries of the cricket pitch.

To get involved with the Queensland Deaf Cricket Association, contact

Intellectually Disabled

Cricket for individuals with intellectual disabilities provides a nurturing environment where everyone's unique abilities are celebrated and cherished. By participating in this inclusive sport, individuals not only learn cricketing skills but also develop essential life skills such as teamwork, communication, and perseverance. Queensland Cricket is committed to supporting community clubs and association in providing opportunities for all participants, regardless of their ability levels, and encourage participants with an intellectual disability play at a community club. However, Queensland Cricket also enjoys a great relationship with Special Olympics QLD, who's affiliate regions provide localised cricket opportunities dedicated to those with an intellectual disability. 

Anyone interested in getting involved should contact their relevant Cricket Manager or reach out to Special Olympics QLD Sports Coordinator Kim Lawley on 

National Cricket Inclusion Championships

The National Cricket Inclusion Championships is the pinnacle of inclusion cricket within Australia. This exhilarating tournament brings together the best athletes from three divisions: Blind & Vision Impaired, Deaf & Hard of Hearing, and Intellectually Disabled Cricket. Queensland is represented across all three divisions and have opportunities for both men and women to participate. The NCIC is a fantastic initiative that celebrates Cricket's ability to be a sport for all, whilst also giving those with a disability to stretch themselves at the highest level. The NCIC also provides a platform for higher honours into possible selection into the national sides. 

The QLD Deaf & Hard of Hearing sides and Blind & Vision impaired sides are selected through the pathways managed by their relevant cricket association. QLD Cricket is more active in selecting the state's ID due to no formal association existing, however many of our state representatives actively participate in community competitions. Contact QLD Cricket on how you can get involved in the inclusion pathways programs. 

Key Contacts

John Butterworth

Community Cricket Operations Manager

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