Draft G21 Cricket and Hockey Strategies

07 December 2018, 08:00 PM

G21 Cricket.png Council is seeking feedback on the Draft G21 Regional Hockey Strategy and Draft G21 and Cricket Victoria Barwon Regional Cricket Strategy.

The strategies have been developed by local government authorities within G21 region in partnership with Cricket Victoria and Hockey Victoria to guide the overall direction and development of the respective sports for the next 10 years.

The strategies can be viewed on the G21 website at http://www.g21.com.au/engagement


G21 and Cricket Victoria Barwon Regional Cricket Strategy

Draft G21 and Cricket Victoria Barwon Regional Cricket Strategy  

Cricket is the majority user of outdoor playing fields across Barwon region during summer months. Cricket participation for season 2016-17 was the highest in country Victoria, with 5,718 participants playing with 66 clubs at 155 grounds.

The Draft G21 and Cricket Victoria Barwon Regional Cricket Strategy focuses on both the built ‘on-field’ elements of the game including facilities and infrastructure as well as the  ‘off-field’ components including sport development, increasing of participation levels, policy and planning, partnership development and the governance and management of cricket across the region.

Development of the draft strategy has identified five key priorities which will guide future direction, underpinned by objectives and actions that can be implemented at the local level:

  • Develop an aligned and collaborative structure to manage cricket.
  • Grow cricket, its range of activities, club capacity and profile across the Barwon region.
  • Maximise the capacity and activation of existing sites and align new facilities with future need and demand.
  • Deliver and activate a Regional Cricket and Community Centre.
  • Secure stakeholder support for strategy implementation.


G21 Regional Hockey Strategy

Draft G21 Regional Hockey Strategy  

Hockey Victoria, the Geelong Hockey Association and the five G21 Councils have worked with leading sports consultants insideEDGE to create a strategy that will build a strong, inclusive and sustainable hockey community in the G21 region.

The G21 Regional Hockey Strategy has identified six strategic priorities that have shaped regional and local hockey recommendations:

  • Provide functional and accessible facilities.
  • Increase capacity of existing facilities and deliver new pitches to meet future demand.
  • Increase participation through improved programming.
  • Embrace new formats that engage new participants.
  • Adopt strategies that support the development of sustainable clubs.
  • Promote hockey in the region through collective marketing strategies and initiatives.

Please see attached project bulletin for further information: G21 Regional Hockey Strategy Project Bulletin 3(PDF, 1MB)


Have Your Say

It is important for people to provide feedback now.  Everyone is encouraged to have a look at the draft strategies and have their say as these long term strategies will support the growth of the respective sports over the next ten years.

Please take the time to view the strategies and have your say at:

Hockey: http://www.g21.com.au/draft-g21-regional-hockey-strategy-feedback

Cricket: http://www.g21.com.au/draft-g21-cricket-victoria-barwon-regional-cricket-strategy-feedback

Feedback can be provided via the online contact form.

Submissions for both strategies close on Friday 7 December 2018.


For further information please contact Nicole Frampton Recreation and Open Space Coordinator 03 5232 9400.