Hello Centrals Families,
Preparations for the coming Summer Season 2018/19 are well underway at the Club.
The Cricket Association (SECA) will hold its first meeting for the Junior Competition next Monday with a briefing on junior formats, participation programs and general administration matters. In the next few weeks following our Club will then need to confirm team nominations and formats for the season.
To assist our planning and to ensure returning players are catered for first, we will soon circulate an age group specific email, asking that you confirm your child’s intention to play this coming season, or not to play. If you wish to register immediately, our MyCricket Registration page is now open. Please follow the attached hyperlink: Hampton Central CC MyCricket Registration Link
With gradings to confirm and enquiries from outside the Club to join, it is important to hear from all our returning families in a timely manner. Again based on returning participants, numbers will be strong. For those unsure which age group or team they may be earmarked, all players from last season will receive an email or phone call from the Club of their intended age group/team for this season, with an indication of selection process, likely training dates, etc.
The Club is also keen to canvas our returning junior parents and families for aspiring Coaches/ Team Managers. If you are interested in a coaching/ management role for the coming season, or indeed another role around the Club, please do not be shy in letting the Club know. WE are keen to support as many junior parents as possible to have an input in the running of junior cricket. To assist this objective the Club will be supporting Coaches to obtain Level 1 (Community Coaching) Accreditation, will have previous experienced Coaches to assist as needed and will have a Junior Coaching Coordinator, who will be able to mentor and assist any volunteer that takes on a role.
In the build up to the season proper, skills and pre-season training will be advised by respective Team Managers/ Coaches, once confirmed. The Junior Fixture Dates will come through closer to the Season commencement, with the first games likely to be the second weekend in October. For the ordering of Club gear (merchandise) more details to follow in coming emails.
Importantly for our older Under 14’s and 16’s, the Club will again be entering a lower grade Senior Team, allowing many to play with some of our “experienced” Seniors. This is a great forum to hone skills and will provide an opportunity for a few father and sons to have a game together; a great tradition at the Centrals.
To assist our publicizing and recruitment for the coming season we will shortly have promotional material and advertisements around the local area. Again, we would be pleased for any “word of mouth” referrals and peer group recruiting.
If you wish to discuss any aspects of the coming Season, please do not hesitate to send me an email, or call on 0407816896.
HCCC Junior Coordinator
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