Cricket Victoria (CV) has made a commitment to making a positive impact on the environment, with the Sports Environment Alliance (SEA) announcing Cricket Victoria as the newest member to its sport organisation network.
As Victoria’s leading sports organisations for cricket, CV is heavily committed to inspiring and supporting all Victorians to love cricket. And in doing so, create a positive impact in the community at both grassroots fields and at the elite level.
On welcoming Cricket Victoria to the Sports Environment Alliance network, SEA Executive Director Dr Sheila Nguyen said, she is delighted they have joined the growing leadership voice and will be sharing their influence for the current and future health of our community.
“Cricket is among our national loves, and having Cricket Victoria in the family extends the relevance of the issues we care about. Cricket Victoria has long played a leadership role in their game and in their community,” Nguyen said.
“We look forward to working together to making the change for our clean future and protecting the places where we play for future generations.”
“CV has the desire, aspiration and want to make change and believe that’s the key to making a positive environmental impact in community sport.”
Cricket Victoria’s Infrastructure Manager, Adam Renfrey, said the organisation is excited to join the SEA and reduce CV’s environmental footprint.
“We’ve been at our new home of Junction Oval for just over a year, we’re striving to reduce our environmental footprint and set the standard for our 2,276 community cricket facilities across Victoria,” Renfrey said.
“Joining the SEA further endorses our commitment to creating change within community sport for the betterment of our environment.”
CV General Manager Community Cricket, Rohan O’Neill, said that the organisation is invested in sustainable solutions that support Victorian cricket clubs at grassroots level.
“Joining SEA will further enable the delivery to our strategy of growing sustainable participation and support towards Victorian cricket clubs and volunteers,” O’Neill said.
“Whilst we see infrastructure as a critical aspect to this partnership, establishing best practice operations from an environmental footprint perspective for our 1,083 cricket clubs and 75 cricket associations is also very important to CV.”
Stay tuned to the Sports Environment Alliance website and its social media platforms – Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – for more information on initiatives involving Sports Environment Alliance and Cricket Victoria in the coming months.