Cricket Australia and Flicx UK are working in partnership to provide funding towards portable, roll out cricket pitches to enable clubs and schools in Australia to be able to grow their capacity and better utilise their existing green spaces.
Cricket Australia are pleased to announce $15,000 of funding towards 2G Flicx Pitches this season with a further $5,000 plus of investment from Flicx means that 32 pitches will be available at a subsidised rate ahead of the new season in September. The pitches have been hand made in the UK and are available as either 18.12m, 20.12m or 22.12m Multi Age Pitches with the extra junior creases in built. Each pitch is supplied in two half pitch batting ends which clip together in the middle to form the full pitch and includes a free safety trolley which makes it possible for one person to roll the pitch out ahead of use. This gives clubs, councils, associations and schools huge versatility to expand their facilities.
Flicx Pitches have a 20-year history in creating opportunities to play more cricket with their innovative roll out product meaning that cricket can be played on pretty much any firm flat surface. In Australia clubs and schools looking to create extra match and training capacity can now convert grass fields, parks or utlise their outfield to host a better standard of cricket where junior players skills can develop by playing on a consistent wicket with good pace, bounce and carry.
31 pitches were purchased through the programme last season with one of the beneficiaries Oliver Graham, South Australia Metro – Competitions Administration Officer at SACA commenting
“We have had overwhelmingly positive feedback from clubs and councils that have used the Flicx pitches in the 2020/21 season. The pitches have certainly proved to be a winner in maximizing oval space with clubs now able to provide children with the opportunity to play at their ‘home base’, whilst reaping the reward via the canteen/bar sales over a full weekend!”Oliver Graham – SACA
The versatility of the 2G Flicx Pitch is it’s star quality with adult and junior players of all ability benefiting from the pitch plus its possible to use indoors or outdoors, for hard ball or soft ball cricket.
Customers that commit during the CA order window will be able to access savings of between $479 and $1,005 AUD per pitch and the funding window opens on 16th August and closes on the 30th September (or once 32 pitches have been funded). You can get a quote for your club now at the funded pricing and come mid August we will be able to process orders and give an accurate delivery time to each participating club. https://flicx.com/the-2g-flicx-pitch/australia/
From Flicx UK Marketing and General Manager Kate Costin said
“We are delighted that our partnership with Cricket Australia continues to grow and flourish. Feedback in recent years from customers in Australia confirms the great number of benefits from a 2G Flicx Pitch. From a cricketing point of view Flicx positively impacts the standard and number of matches that can be hosted but the benefits go beyond that with often travel reduced and clubs able to create extra revenue with more players and parents on site. The funding support from CA at this time especially will make a huge difference to the cricketing landscape in Australia and will allow more players to play on a surface which will develop their skills whilst purchasing in the most cost effectively manner. We are grateful to Lachlan Tosh and his team for the continued support”Kate Costin, Flicx UK
To get a quote for a 2G Flicx Multi Age Pitch and express your interest for the 2021 funding window, simply complete the form at https://flicx.com/the-2g-flicx-pitch/australia/ … you can also learn more about 2G Flicx Pitches and the project time line and case studies too.