Junior Newsletter No. 1 - 2006/07
No. 1 – August 7, 2006
Junior Registration Day
As you will see from the other pages of this newsletter, our Junior Registration Day is being held with a sausage sizzle/barbecue at our Ormond Park pavilion on Sunday, August 27.
Training starts a week later. Our Under 16s and Under 10s train on Tuesday afternoons, the Under 14s on Thursday afternoons, the Under 12s on Wednesday afternoons and the girls at this stage on Wednesdays. The cricket season starts on October 7, the week after school resumes.
Training will continue through the school holidays, and we would hope that any players who go away would do some training and skills by themselves or with Mum and Dad, or brothers, sisters and friends.
You will also see attached a form seeking family information for our Moonee Valley club. We urge you to fill out the form and bring it along to the registration day.
We don’t need a North West Cricket Association registration form for players who were registered at Moonee Valley last season. We will have forms available for new players.
At this stage Moonee Valley is looking to field this season:
· One Under 16 team.
· One Under 17 Girls’ team.
· Three Under 14 teams – one to play home games at Ormond Park on Sundays.
· One Under 14 girls’ team.
· Four Under 12 teams – one to play home games at Ormond Park on Sundays.
· Three Under 10 teams.
A decision has been made for 2006/07 to institute competitive selection for the highest-graded team in Under 12 and Under 14.
This will enable players to aim for Shield or B Grade selection, based on their development and progress.
Our other teams in each age group will continue to be formulated on the basis of school or friendship groups – as has been our policy across all teams prior to this season.
As a Club we depend a lot on our junior Coaches/Team Managers each week. There are a lot of tasks other Mums and Dads can carry out to contribute to the running of our junior teams and our Club. There’s a checklist and volunteer list attached. Please see what you can do to help, and nominate what tasks and when you can contribute. It will help us continue to provide an enjoyable cricket experience for our children.
JUNIOR REGISTRATION FEES
Our junior registration fees have been set at last season’s fee - $110. This represents excellent value. Our players are also required to be members of our parent body, the Moonee Valley Sporting Club.
Sporting Club fees are $25 for juniors and $60 for families – which includes parents and all children.
The Moonee Valley Sporting Club constitution requires any person who uses Club facilities more than twice to be a MVSC member, so we urge all families to consider this and sign up.
Cricketers who play football at Moonee Valley will already be Sporting Club members, and so this component of their fees will have already been paid.
Charlie Walker is again Junior Co-ordinator for 2005/06. He can be phoned on 0409 237 543 or at home on 9370 1802.
Details of other junior contacts will be on the Handbook, available at the Junior Registration Day.
Attention all Dads!!!
The Moonee Valley Cricket Club seniors will again have seven teams this season – although if there is pressure for numbers we will consider an eighth side.
The Sixths and Sevenths – the two one-day sides – are ideal for some of our Dads to try their hand at getting back into cricket. They already include a number of Dads of current juniors, or of ex-juniors who have now graduated to senior ranks.
One of the concepts which appeals to the Dads is the chance to, in either 2006/07 or coming seasons, to be able to play a game or games with their sons. Boys in the Under 16s this season will be offered chances to play senior cricket under our Club’s junior development policy.
Some fathers and other intending Sixths and Sevenths players have indicated they want to play regularly; others only occasionally or if required. Any other fathers or family members interested in joining in the “fun” should ring Charlie Walker on 9370 1802 or 0409 237 543.
OUR CRICKET CLUB WEBSITE
Moonee Valley’s website - http://archive.mooneevalleycricket.com.au - is fully up and running, and incorporates a wide range of information from both the junior and senior sections of our Club – including last season’s Junior Wisden.
Anyone with photographs or any other material for consideration should contact Junior Co-ordinator Charlie Walker on 0409 237 543.
Our site includes links to the North West Cricket Association and ResultsVault, so you can see our scoreboards and results from 2005/06 and previous seasons.
We are again holding our juniors Firewood Raffle, with tickets $2 each, or six for $10. They will be distributed at Registration Day.
The Firewood Raffle for a tonne of firewood worth $140, is one of our main junior fundraising events each season, so we ask you to try and sell tickets. See Charlie Walker (0409 237 543).
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