As winter sports draw to a close, and the start of the cricket season is almost in sight, we thought we would update you on a few important things:
- Come and Try Cricket Day
- Registration Closing Dates
- Community Cricket Teams
- Level 1 Coaching Courses
- Emerging Tigers – Community Registration Discount
- COVID-19 Policy
- Revo Cricket Shop Offer
Come and Try Cricket Day – Sunday 22nd September at Cresswell: 2-4pm
For children aged 5 years and above interested in cricket. No cost or obligation. Just a couple of hours of fun for the kids, organised and run by the Club. Bring a friend!
Registrations for Community cricket teams – closing on 23rd September 2020
Registrations have been strong, but we’re aware that with winter sport finishing later than usual some players might need extra time to register. Therefore, registrations for Under 10s through to Under 16s/17s Community cricket teams will now close on 23 September 2020.
Register at: https://cncc.org.au/membership-registration/
Registration for Blasters (5 to 9 year olds) will continue to remain open until late October, as Blasters doesn’t start until 1st November.
Community Cricket Teams
Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to be a team coach or manager. Registered players should have heard from your team coach or manager by now, confirming which team you are in. If you haven’t, please contact your Age Group Coordinator (whose details can be found at https://cncc.org.au/contact), or our Registrar, Nicole Kerr, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Team coaches and managers will also be arranging training times over the next couple of weeks, with training to officially start the week of 12 October (although we’ve heard of some super keen teams who have started training already). The cricket association should be releasing game fixtures to the MyCricket App for all age groups on or about 9th October, with the first games of the season to be played on the weekend of 17th-18th October.
Level 1 Coaching Course – 23rd September
The Club requires our coaches to obtain a Cricket Australia Level 1 coaching qualification to improve the level of coaching being offered to our junior cricketers, and to make training sessions more fun. The WACA runs the 3 hour Community Coaching Course (Level 1) free of charge. Upcoming Level 1 coaching courses in the Western Suburbs are:
- Date: Wednesday 23rd September 2020
- Time: 6-9pm
- Venue: Cresswell Park, Swanbourne (CNCC’s home ground)
- Date: Sunday 1st November 2020
- Time: 9am-12pm
- Venue: Pat Goodridge Reserve, Wembley
Please register here for the coaching courses: https://www.community.cricket.com.au/coach/courses/course-listing
Emerging Tigers – Registration Discount for Community Cricket
Players selected for the Emerging Tigers program will now receive a discount when also registering for a CNCC Community cricket team.
For players who have already registered for both the Emerging Tigers program and a CNCC Community team, please email your bank account details to email@example.com to enable the club to process your refund in the forthcoming weeks.
For players who have registered for the Emerging Tigers program and wish to register for a Community team, to receive your Community registration discount please choose the “District Player Community Registration Fee” option when you register for the CNCC Community Cricket registration on the CNCC website.
COVID-19 Policy (very important, please read)
The new WA Cricket Return to Play Protocols that now apply to Community cricket can be found HERE. All parents and players are asked to familiarise themselves with these protocols.
As a result of these protocols, and to maximise player safety during the pandemic, please note the following important changes that will apply to CNCC Community cricket teams at training and games:
- There is to be no sharing of any playing equipment.
- Under no circumstances are helmets to be shared.
- No shining of the ball with saliva or perspiration.
- Players must now bring their own drinks, food, and alcohol-based hand sanitiser.
What this means is that players must now bring their own helmet, bat, pads, protectors and gloves (batting and wicket keeping) at training and games. The club will no longer be providing equipment in team kit bags to be shared by players.
To assist with this transition, we have agreed some special discounts with Club sponsor Revo Cricket Shop for parents to get some early Christmas presents and purchase their child his or her own playing equipment (see below).
Existing playing equipment belonging to the club which is in each team kit bag will be removed and kept at the Team Manager’s or Coach’s house. If a player cannot afford to buy his or her own playing equipment (whether new or second hand), please speak to your Team Manager or Coach who can obtain approval from the Age Group Coordinator for the club to lend playing equipment to a player for the duration of the season.
Any existing pairs of wicketkeeping pads in the team kit bag can also be lent to a designated team wicketkeeper for the duration of the season.
Revo Cricket Shop – Special Offer
As a result of the new playing protocols, the club’s sponsor Revo Cricket Shop is offering the following specials in addition to the usual 10% discount for CNCC players.
A special 15% discount will be offered to our players at CNCC open days on Sunday 20th September and Sunday 11th October at the Revo Cricket Shop located upstairs at the Revo Sports Centre at 37 Lemnos Street, Shenton Park. Sunday shop opening hours are 10am to 4pm. Parents and players are encouraged to take advantage of this special offer. Thanks to Laurie Holder at Revo Cricket Shop for their ongoing support of CNCC.
At the open day Revo Cricket Shop will have all of the items available individually including batting gloves from $30 and helmets from $80 (less the 15% discount on the day) plus all the other gear. In addition there will be a special combined kit (ideal for 8-11 year olds) which includes:
- 1 x Kashmir Willow bat
- 1 x Batting Gloves
- 1 x Batting Pads
- 1 x Thigh Pad
- 1 x Protector
- 1 x Helmet*
*Fully safety compliant helmet with sizing adjustment dial
The cost of this kit as a special pre-season offer is $190.00
Simon Taskunas | Junior President
Claremont Nedlands Cricket Club