Tuesday, May 28, 2024

City of Casey Stadium scores top cricket award

City of Casey Council’s Casey Stadium has been named Indoor Facility of the Year at Cricket Victoria’s 2023 Community Cricket Awards in recognition of its outstanding sport and recreation contributions to Melbourne’s southeast community.

The Council facility, managed by YMCA Victoria, Casey Stadium has played a major role in the indoor cricket world – hosting several national and international events in 2022, including the Indoor Cricket World Cup, Indoor Cricket Nationals, and the Indoor Cricket Masters.

The Indoor Cricket World Cup saw over 10,000 spectators at the venue and was broadcast to the world via Kayo Sports and YouTube.

The Cranbourne East sport and recreation facility provides a wide range of social and recreational programs for the community and continues to grow in popularity. The last 12 months saw a 100% increase in adult cricket team participation and a 61% increase in children’s programming participants.

City of Casey Chair of Administrators, Noelene Duff PSM said Council was honoured to see Casey Stadium recognised.

“Casey Stadium continues to provide our growing community with the opportunity to get involved in the sports that they value and enjoy, and we are thrilled to have the venue recognised by Cricket Australia,” said Ms Duff.

In partnership with Cricket Victoria and Cricket Australia, Casey Stadium has developed youth cricket clinics for school-aged children and established ‘Come Try’ Cricket sessions for women and girls of all ages.

Held annually, Cricket Victoria’s Community Cricket Awards celebrate contributions which grow the game at all levels through schools and clubs, highlighting exceptional service to key areas of participation.

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