Cricket for Good – Fiji Project

Cricket Fiji is excited to implement the Cricket for Good – Fiji Project, after signing a partnership agreement with ChildFund Sport for Development on June 11, 2021. This project will be implemented from November 2021 to December 2022 and the exciting bit about it is that the agreement was executed amidst the chaos of the second wave of COVID-19, which ravaged Fiji from April. This project is seen as a light at the end of the tunnel as young people together with their communities recover from social and economic challenges that stemmed from the impact of the pandemic. Cricket Fiji is thankful to Team Up – the Australian Government’s sport for development program – for providing us with this opportunity to support young Fijians to recover and realise their full potential through cricket.

The Cricket for Good – Fiji Project will use cricket as a development tool to promote gender equality and eliminate violence in the communities. This is a platform where young people will teach their peers to overcome challenges and develop peer support networks to drive change in their communities.

In the first phase of the project, Cricket Fiji will recruit 28 coaches – 50% of whom are female – to train at least 3,000 young people (aged 13-17 years old) with cricket and life skills, over a span of 13 weeks. The project will use an integrated cricket and life skills curricula designed to develop cricket and life skills among children and young people and support continued participation in the sport.

The International Cricket Council and Cricket Australia, while not contractual partners, have both formally endorsed their support of the Cricket for Good – Fiji Project.