New coach, new captain for our Valley women
Moonee Valley Cricket Club is pleased to announce the appointment of Darrell Marr as coach of our women's team for the 2010/11 season, and the appointment of Clare Ardern as our captain.
Darrell, who has been a team manager with our women's teams for the past two seasons while his daughters Sam, Jessica and Beth played with our Club, has a wealth of experience in both cricket and football coaching and administration.
Moonee Valley Secretary Peter Golding (left) is shown congratulating Darrell Marr on his appointment as our women's coach.
Moonee Valley Secretary Peter Golding said Darrell presented at the interview with an excellent range of views and initiatives to take our women's cricket forward and further develop the skills of the players.
And Clare Ardern demonstrated her energy for cricket and her desire to help the team improve when she was interviewed and appointed on September 21.
First Eleven Premiership captain Mark Gauci, who was part of the interview panel, said he was impressed by Clare's enthusiasm. Mark is shown at left congratulating Clare on her appointment.
"I have a real passion for both cricket and women's sport, and a strong desire to be involved with the development and promotion of women's cricket at Moonee Valley," said Clare, who is a physiotherapist and PhD candidate.
"My aims as a captain are to show others why cricket is a great game and actively promote my belief in the importance of regular physical activity as part of a healthy lifestyle.
"I look forward to the opportunity to develop the skills of new and novice playes, and work in close consultation with past and present senior players to achieve these aims."
Training will be held every Thursday from 4.30pm, starting on September 23. For the next two weeks, starting September 21, there will also be Tuesday sessions. The appointment of a captain for the team is expected to be announced next week.
Anyone wanting to join our women's team should attend training or ring Darrell Marr on 9309 3301 or 0414 528 085.
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Season 2010/11 - new players welcome at the Valley
New players for all our senior and junior teams will be welcome at for the forthcoming season.We have again entered 10 senior men's teams - four teams on turf, two two-day matting teams and four one-day teams. Two turf teams and several of our matting teams play Sunday home games, so we have a range of options to suit our players in terms of availability.We also cater across the spectrum with our senior players, from top-grade cricketers in our highest teams through to occasional and social cricketers wanting to have a hit or roll the arm over in our one-day teams.Seven of our 10 men's teams played finals last season - four through to Grand Finals - with flags in our Firsts and Seconds.MVCC Committee member/Junior Co-ordinator Kevin Gardiner said Moonee Valley also fields a team in the Victorian Women's Cricket Association one-day grades, and new players of all levels of experience, starting from beginners, are welcome.Kevin pointed out that Moonee Valley also has a well-developed junior section, which won two premierships last season.We field Under 10s, 12s, 14s and 16s. Under 10s: (Friday evening games);Under 12s: (we have grades that play home games on Friday evenings, Saturday mornings and Sunday mornings); Under 14s: (both Saturday morning and Sunday morning grades); and Under 16s: (also Saturday and Sunday grades).Moonee Valley's innovative program also provides opportunities for girls to integrate in junior cricket.Anyone interested should phone Kevin Gardiner on 0417 536 896 regarding juniors, or MVCC president Charlie Walker (0409 237 543) or Senior Coach Lou Raffaele (0433 383 387 or 0450 181 948) for all other teams.
Our Club Committee 2010/11
The Moonee Valley Cricket Club held its Annual General Meeting at the Ormond Park bowls club rooms on Thursday, August 5.
As well as the general business transacted at the meeting, copies of the 2009/10 Wisden were released to our members for the first time.
It included the MVCC Wisden Team of the Year, the five Wisden Players of the Year and a host of other stats and information from the 2009/10 season and from across the whole history of our Club.
Around 40 members attended and heard detailed reports - the President's Report, the Coach's Report, the Treasurer's Report, the Junior Co-ordinator's Report and the Women's Report.
Details of the elections for the Club Committee were:
*President - Charlie Walker re-elected unopposed.
*Vice President - Simon Thornton elected.
*Treasurer - Chris Micallef re-elected unopposed.
*Secretary - Peter Golding elected.
*Assistant Treasurer - Stephen Tassos elected.
*Junior Co-ordinator - Kevin Gardiner re-elected unopposed.
*Senior Commitee Member - Richard Cooney elected.
*Canteen Manager - Peter Fenaughty re-elected unopposed.
*Sponsorship Manager - Ryan Fairclough re-elected unopposed.
*Merchandising Manager - Steve Malone re-elected unopposed.
We are still seeking a nomination for an Events Manager, and for positions on a sub-committee to support that manager. Anyone interested should ring Charlie Walker on 0409 237 543.
PRE-SEASON SENIOR TRAINING: We're back at Ormond Park every Tuesday and Thursday now from 4.30pm. For more details click on the News Pages tab above and see the relevant news item.
Lou Raffaele is back as our senior coach
Moonee Valley Cricket Club has reappointed Lou Raffaele as our senior coach for the fourth season.
Lou's reappointment was ratified by the Club Committee following interviews at the North Suburban Club on July 13.
In announcing the reappointment, president Charlie Walker said the Club had shown marked improvement under Lou's leadership - with the top four teams making grand finals in 2009/10 and the Firsts and Seconds winning their flags.
"Stability and communication have been vital in our onfield improvement in recent seasons, and Lou's reappointment will ensure that this continues," Charlie said.
Lou ( above left) is congratulated by Charlie at the NSC after the decision.
Lou said he was excited with the next phase in Moonee Valley's development, with our Firsts to play in the North Division in 2010/11 - just one rung below the top, metropolitan-wide division in the Victorian Turf Cricket Association.
Lou said he was just as excited by the young talent coming through the Club, with seven players aged 18 or under having played off in our Thirds Grand Final team on turf.
Lou is now finalising the pre-season training roster, and it will be posted on the website shortly.
We have not been able to have our return matches against the Lucknow Cricket Club at Bairnsdale this season, as we were unable to find a date that suited both clubs.
***Lou says new players are needed NOW for season 2010/11. Anyone wanting to play for our progressive and successful club, at any level, should ring Lou on 0433 383 387 or Charlie Walker on 0409 237 543.
Senior Wisden - it's hot off the press and it's
Our Senior Wisden for season 2009/10 - it's here NOW
**Arosha Perera's one of our five Wisden Cricketers of the Year.
**Raj Aiyappan's another one of our five Wisden Cricketers of the Year.
**Who are the other three? See the Senior Wisden - here now!
Junior Wisden - see it here now!
Main Club contact details:
Charlie Walker - President 0409 237 543; 9370 1802
Kevin Gardiner - Junior Co-ordinator 0417 536 896
Peter Golding - Club Secretary 0419 009 721
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