Moonee Valley Cricket Club




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Our 40th anniversary night takes the
The 40th anniversary cake - designed and donated to the occasion by Committee member Tien Polonidis. cake

Some 85 past and present players and supporters attended the 40th anniversary dinner for the Moonee Valley Cricket Club on Saturday, January 28, and a great night was had by all.

Here's cheers to Moonee ValleyA highlight of the night were speeches both humorous and sincere from past greats Greg Peters, Laurie Mayne and Club founder Ray Storey, and equally compelling presentations by greats who are still pulling on the whites in Darren Nagle, John Talone, Ian Denny and Sandro Capocchi.

Highlights of the night were the cutting of the 40th anniversary cake, designed and donated by past women's captain and current committee member Tien Polonidis, a loop of old and not-so-old photos organised by secretary Peter Golding, and a display of memorabilia curated by Kevin Gardiner.

***For more pictures and reports on the night, watch this space. Click HERE for the first lot of extra pics.

Launch shows we're in a healthy State
*Moonee Valley CC Vice President Simon Thornton (left) and Victorian Health Minister David Davis are interviewed by the media on healthy lifestyles and the Victorian Population Health Survey.
Moonee Valley Cricket Club was in the news on January 29 when the Victorian Government chose to launch its Population Health Survey report at Ormond Park.

Club Vice President Simon Thornton  (far left) joined State Health Minister David Davis to front the media and discuss healthy lifestyles.

Minister Davis was then joined by senior players and our Under 12s to share platters of fresh fruit - which is standard fare for the afternoon teas for our senior teams every weekend.

Mr Davis said the Moonee Valley Cricket Club was an excellent model for a healthy and active lifestyle.

"Just 52% of the people surveyed for the current report met the recommended minimum daily intake of two or more serves of fruit," Mr Davis said.

"And less than one in 10 met the target of five or more serves of vegetables each day.

"The Victorian Government is using the Prevention Community Model, which is a joint Federal and Victorian program, to encourage people to take steps to improve their health and wellbeing."

Footage of the launch ran on the Channel 9 and 7 news bulletins on the night of the launch.

**** For more pictures of the launch, words from Minister Davis and for links to the TV news items and media conference audio, click on the link HERE

Showing our Club's support for Pink Stumps Day are (L-R) Moonee Valley's Victoria Thorneycroft, Tien Polonidis and Vic Hodge.Moonee Valley's in the pink for Glenn McGrath

Moonee Valley Cricket Club will be turning pink on the weekend of February 18 in support of the McGrath Foundation and its Pink Stumps Day.

As an initiative from coach Vic Hodge, we have received pink stumps, pink keeper gloves and pads, pink caps and other goods to ensure that we are seen - and heard - to be in support of the breast cancer initiative.

Moonee Valley is helping to raise funds for breast cancer support and research, and Vic calls on players and supporters to get behind the push and make MVCC one of the biggest donors to the cause. People can put cash in the tin in the clubrooms, or donate direct via our Club through the email address

Showing their support in the lead-up to the day are L-R Victoria Thorneycroft, Tien Polonidis and Vic Hodge.

For more details, go to the News Pages link at the top of this page.

*Showing off the new training shirts featuring the sponsors Income Solutions and Complete Stainless Steel are (L-R) Simon Thornton, Craig Pridham and Mark Gauci.Vice President Simon Thornton has organised our new training tops, and our players can all look smarter as we go through our sessions as a result.

The smart grey tops have been subsidised at $20 each, thanks to contributions by our sponsors, Income Solutions and Complete Stainless Steel.
Thanks go to our Sponsorship Manager, Evan Blythe for his work in facilitating this. Thanks also to our contacts at the two companies - Firsts batsman Steve Nickelson with Income Solutions, and First Eleven captain Mark Gauci at Complete Stainless Steel.

Our Club policy of requiring players to wear a white or predominantly white top at training has now been broadened to include a grey Club training top as an alternative to the white.

*Shown here modelling the new shirts are (L-R) Simon Thornton, Craig Pridham and Mark Gauci.

                       Anyone wanting to buy a training shirt should see Simon Thornton or Charlie Walker at training.

Moonee Valley Cricket Club teams train at our main home ground, Ormond Park, in Pattison St, Moonee Ponds - beside the freeway.
Training details are:
Seniors - Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5.30pm.
Under 16s - Tuesdays 4.30-6pm
Under 14s - Thursdays 4.30-6pm
Under 12s - Wednesdays 4.30-6pm
Under 10s - Mondays 4.30-6pm
Milo In2Cricket - Fridays - 5.30pm

For more details, ring  Charlie Walker on 0409 237 543

****** Membership fees and payment options for 2011/12 - Seniors and juniors. FINAL PAYMENTS NOW DUE. To find out amounts and how to pay, click here  

Main Club contact details:
Peter Golding - Club Secretary 0419 009 721
Simon Thornton - Vice President 0417 570 779
Charlie Walker - President 0409 237 543; 9370 1802
Tanya McDonald - Junior Co-ordinator 0432 165 672

For more contacts, see "Office bearers & Officials" under "Club News & Info" at the top of the page.

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Last updated: January 31, 2012

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