In 2003, Australian opener Matthew Hayden ingrained himself into cricket history after scoring 380 runs against Zimbabwe in Perth, surpassing what was the highest Test score ever. That same year, JLT forged its historic partnership with Cricket Australia, empowering the game with specialist risk and insurance expertise.
Like the work we do for thousands of business and government organisations across the country, we’ve made the game safer for all – on and off the pitch.
WHAT DOES JLT DO?
We ensure the game is in safe hands. Here’s some of the many ways we protect Cricket Australia:
Directors and Officers Liability Insurance for board members and the executive team
Personal Injury cover for more than 250,000 junior and senior players
Public Liability on match day
Property Insurance to protect iconic sporting grounds
Medical and Evacuation insurance for players and staff on international tours
Event Cancellation Insurance including weather, terrorism and non-appearance risks to protect cricket’s revenues and expenses
“The risks of our great game are better managed now than ever before. From the boardroom to club committees, grassroots players to the elite, JLT empower every aspect of cricket with specialist risk advice. Families and communities now have the best environment for the next generation to smash boundaries with cover that doesn’t discriminate. That’s the legacy of JLT.”
- Darren James, Head of Risk, Cricket Australia
SUPPORTING THE GAME, GROWING THE GAME, IN THE GAME
As leaders in the business of sport risk and the trusted partner of over 450 Councils across the country, JLT builds resilience in organisations, communities and your local cricket grounds every day. That’s why we’re proud sponsors of Cricket Australia’s elite domestic competitions – the JLT Sheffield Shield and JLT One-Day Cup. In many ways, our investment is protecting the future of cricket and connects fans with the game at regional and suburban grounds across the country.
Watch a video on why we sponsor Cricket Australia
After first-class cricket’s debut at the redeveloped Junction Oval, Bushrangers Glenn Maxwell, Aaron Finch and Peter Siddle describe returning to the heart of Victoria’s cricket community for the JLT Sheffield Shield. Watch here.
RISK INSIGHTS FROM THE FIELD
Cricket Australia’s high performance guru Pat Howard says the men’s national team hasn’t had a sustained break in three years. How do you manage risk for a professional sports team that never rests?
Maintaining player fitness is an ongoing battle and games must be prioritised, particularly as cricket is a game where you can’t use reserves or substitutes during a match.
“We have to have redundancies and Plan Bs in place to manage our risk.”
“Young, tall and fast is the risk profile for injuries in fast bowlers. For every 5km per hour you bowl, you put double the weight through your spine.”
As Cricket Australia’s trusted adviser, we constantly pre-empt and mitigate evolving risk. If you avoid addressing uncertainty and remain complacent, you’ll get caught out and left behind.
JLT MATCH DAY CHECKLIST
Our market-leading app has transformed the management of risk on match day. Whether your local club is completing a ground inspection or answering probing questions around first-aid facilities, JLT’s app is a proven pathway to a safer game for all.
20,800 checklists were completed across Australia in 2016
INSURANCE COVER THAT DOESN’T DISCRIMINATE
Every year, we celebrate International Day of People with Disability with Cricket Australia and are committed to providing diverse and inclusive insurance cover for all. That’s why we’re proud to offer insurance for the first time to the Blind Cricket Society, Deaf Cricket and Transplant Cricket Australia. With our support, these teams no longer have to play with fear. No matter who you are or where you’re from – we’ve got your back.
EMPOWERING WOMEN TO SMASH BOUNDARIES
Women make up 52% of employees at JLT Australia. Through our Women@JLT initiative, we’re proud to support women in cricket and inspire female professionals to accelerate their careers through role models like Claire Polosak and Kim McConnie.
Meet Claire Polosak, a trailblazer, game-changer and the first ever female umpire in Australian domestic cricket history. Claire’s secret? Mental resilience. Everyone can build the mental muscle, it’s just about knowing how. Read the full article.
Recovre, a JLT Group company, specialise in workplace wellbeing programs led by a team of Allied Health and WHS professionals.
Head of Cricket Australia’s Big Bash League Kim McConnie led JLT’s press for progress conversation on International Women’s Day. She shared inspiring stories with stakeholders, ensuring we continue to drive women forward.
“I applaud initiatives like these … it is about time we speak out publically and make some noise. Now that everyone is a lot more aware and conscious, we need to continue this momentum and further enforce zero tolerance on discrimination, stereotyping and any kind of harassment.”
- Kim McConnie commenting on the #MeToo campaign.
TRANSITIONING ATHLETES FROM SPORT TO THE BUSINESS OF LIFE
The transition of elite athletes like recently retired athlete Mitchell Johnson to retirement has many facets. JLT supports athletes in their personal and professional lives, building resilience before, during and after their sporting careers by designing Athlete Wellness programmes for national sporting organisations like Cricket Australia.