The Adelaide Cricket Club (ACC) “The Buffalos” was formed on the 12th of September 1905 for the prime purpose of providing the residents of the City of Adelaide the opportunity to play and enjoy the game of cricket. The Club has grown and developed over the years and is now one of the leading Grade Cricket clubs affiliated with Adelaide South Australian Cricket Association (SACA) with our club rooms and home ground at Margaret Street, Glandore.
For the next three cricket seasons, the junior grades have secured the rights to play at the University of Adelaide playing fields on Tapleys Hill Road, West Beach. These are some of the best junior facilities in the competition and will allow our juniors to play all their home games on turf grounds, something that is uncommon at junior level.
In keeping with Health and Safety obligations, the Club strives to be a sun safe club with regular breaks for hydration, sun block application etc. Consequently, in August this year “The Buffaloes” applied for Funding Assistance through the Clubs SA Grant Process and were granted funds to purchase suitable shelters / marquees for their junior playing fields at West Beach.
Below: Kristy Amato - Clubs SA, Sponsorship & Events Coordinator presenting the funding cheque to Andrew Ramage of ACC
The Adelaide 36ers are Adelaide’s professional men’s basketball team competing in the National Basketball League in Australia.
The club was originally named the Adelaide City Eagles when they joined the NBL in 1982, but changed their name to the 36ers the following year. The 36ers nickname comes from the fact that the Colony of South Australia was officially proclaimed on 28 December 1836.
Clubs SA has recently partnered with the Adelaide 36ers and provided the team with a new “community trailer” through the Clubs SA/IGC Sponsorship Assistance program. The trailer will be used for community events including school visits, charity events and basketball camps, transporting sport equipment to make these events possible.
The Internationals Optimist Association of SA (IODASA) promotes dingy sailing for kids aged 7 to 15 yrs. The Association provides a "learn to sail" program State wide for kids wanting to try sailing in a safe and non threatening environment. To ensure the childrens' safety, IODASA sought funding from Clubs SA via IGC for a safety boat.
This is what the funding meant to a little boy named Isaac from the Club:
Hi, I am Isaac and I have been sailing an Opti for 3 years and I believe that this Rubber Inflatable Boat (RIB) supplied by Clubs SA will be great for our sailing community because it can provide more opportunities for coaching and support. Firstly, it is another safety vessel that we can use to help kids when needed and can help encourage kids knowing that there is more safety on the water. Secondly, it can benefit parents that do not have RIBs because it can give them the chance to watch their children. Finally, I think that this RIB will be a great contribution to our sailing groups because it can be used for training, encouragement and safety. Thank you Clubs SA for this grant. It is very much appreciated by all the Sailors in the Optimist Class."
Freetonix / Sparks Basketball Club
On behalf of Freetonix / Sparks Basketball Club I would like to say thanks to you and the entire board members at ClubsSA for your contribution and support towards our social club, our club is a multicultural club means that we are open to any member or player who like to play in our team. We have had different players from different communities here in Adelaide who have played in our team especially international student, migrants, refugees and main stream Australians some of these players we share similar residential status but as time goes by some of us have become citizens of this beautiful country. We have imprinted Clubs SA logo into our new uniforms and training Tops as a sign of appreciation and a symbol of sponsorship.
Youth Opportunities Leadership Program
Clubs SA was invited to attend the first graduation class of the joint venture between the Operation Flinders and Youth Opportunities organisations. The students from Mark Oliphant College who undertook the Operation Flinders program both this year and last year were also enrolled in the Youth Opportunities Leadership Program. This is a pilot program to see how Operation Flinders and Youth Opportunities can work together to support vulnerable teenagers in the northern suburbs.
Each team, of between 8 and 10, is led by a team leader skilled in navigation and bushcraft. The young participants live out and sleep on the ground, prepare their own food, navigate through the Flinders Ranges and learn the values of team work and respect.