The Damien Fleming academy is the Casey SMCC development program providing opportunities for promising young cricketers to get on a pathway to Premier Cricket and beyond.
The program is named in honour of club legend and former World Cup winner Damien Fleming, who is an active member of the program each year.
The program is run by leading coaches and Victorian Premier Cricket players. It is run in state of the art facilities at Casey Stadium, Casey Fields and at the recently redeveloped facility at Ted Summerton reserve in Moe.
It is primarily run as a Winter Program in the Pre-Season phase of the cricket season and aligns with the Casey-South Melbourne Senior cricket program, allowing players to get a taste of the Premier Cricket environment during their development years. The DFA is the key feeder to the Dowling Shield program and selection for the DFA provides a player with eligibility for selection in the Dowling Shield Squad.
Players from ages 14-16 are invited to be a part of the program.
How can I join the DFA?
Players are able to join the Damien Fleming Academy by invitation only. Players will be invited to join the DFA program or are identified through a trial process, the DFA trials will take place in late June.