Nunawading Cricket Club – Junior Weekly Update

Hi everyone – What a great last week it has been for Nunawading Cricket Club.

U18 WIN SEMI FINAL
Our U18 team, won their way into a home Grand Final, with a strong win in their semi final. As Kev (coach) said after the match, no matter what happens during the season, finals are hard to win. This statement was so true, as the opposition put up a great effort, to push our young men all the way. The boys held firm, played great cricket, supported each other – and were able to win. Special thanks to Aidyn Malojer, Max Warburton and James Jessup, who offered to sub field. This willingness to help the club is truly fantastic. Thank you – your offer of assistance was greatly appreciated by all involved.

The boys will play this Thursday and Friday at Bob Saker oval (Mahoneys Reserve) in their Grand Final.

U14 WIN SEMI FINAL
Our U14 team, also won their semi final – by beating the team that finished top of the ladder, undefeated. This is also a magnificent achievement by all involved. This was a true case of doing everything that Scott (coach) had worked with the players on all season, and being focused on ‘team’. It really was great to see the boys get around each other, support each other – and be there for each other, at all times. Boys were asked to do certain jobs – and they all obliged, with fantastic execution.

The boys will play again, this Thursday and Friday at Whitehorse Reserve in Box Hill, in their Grand Final.

The one thing that really stood out for me in both games, was how the boys enjoyed themselves, and represented their club, family and themselves with distinction. We will ensure that this Thursday and Friday we will have a bite to eat. I understand with the 14s playing away, it may be difficult to come back on Thursday night, however you are obviously welcome. On Friday, we will ensure that win or lose, we acknowledge the great achievements of all players, and ensure we thank Coaches, Team Managers and other helpers in the teams. It would be great to have as many families across the club come and watch/support the teams in their Grand Finals.

Season wind up
The season has/is coming to an end. Our U12s, U16s, Fast 9s and Junior Blasters have now all finished. Super 7s have one more match this weekend (with training on Friday). The Girls team play the next to Wednesday nights.

Trivia Night – Thanks
I hope all families who attended the Trivia Night, enjoyed themselves. A massive thanks to the following organisations, who supported us

· Colonial Fruit – Forest Hill Chase
· Hairhouse Warehouse – Forest Hill Chase
· Hoyts – Forest Hill Chase
· Fit N Fast – Forest Hill Chase
· Dench Meats Forest Hill
· Re-Creation Health Club – Burwood One
· Schnitz – Burwood One
· Yarrawonga Resort Park
· Warragul Country and Golf Club

Please ensure that in turn, you shop at these organisations where you can, and thank them for their support of Nunawading.

Also, a massive thanks to the following Club members who sourced / donated items for the night:

· Mark Richardson
· Scott Witherdon
· Greg Clark
· Jeff Wooley
· Max Marino
· Craig McDonald

Junior Presentation Night
Friday 15 March is Junior Presentation Night. Timings of age groups are listed below (PLEASE NOTE THE SLIGHTLY UPDATED TIMES FOR OUR OLDER JUNIORS – U12 and above). I strongly encourage everyone to be there for dinner and also the season overview/Dave Cowell award.

5.45pm Arrive
6.00pm Junior Blaster Presentations
6.15pm Super 7s Presentations
6.30pm Dinner – Pizza and sausages served
7.15pm Season Overview and Dave Cowell Award
7.30pm Fast 9s Presentations
7.40pm U14 Presentations
7.50pm Girls Presentations
8.00pm U16 Presentations
8.10pm U18 Presentations
8.20pm U12 Presentations

Senior Cricket at Nunawading
Nunawading 5th XI has also finished top of the ladder, and will host a home semi final this weekend (Saturday and Sunday) at Bob Saker oval. Please come and support them. There are a number of Father / Sons playing in this team, together with some new recruits to Nuna. The team has finished top of the ladder, however it is close competition.

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rob

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Nunawading Cricket Club – Junior Weekly Update

Hi everyone,

This week is ‘finals week’ for our older Juniors!! Our younger Juniors and Girls team, also continue to play for another week or two.

With this in mind, Friday night will be a great night at Nuna. I strongly encourage our U12 and U16 teams (who have not made finals) to come and support our other teams. Details of where they are playing are listed below. It will be a great night at Mahoneys Reserve, where we will ensure there is plenty of Piccolino Pizza!!!

Finals
Our U18 team, finished top of the ladder, and will host a semi final at Bob Saker Oval on Thursday evening and Friday evening this week. A number of these young men started their Junior cricket at Nunawading – as the first players in the ‘then new’ Junior program (when the Juniors were restarted at Nunawading, after a number of years with no Junior program). 11 years on, they have moved from what was then known as Milo In2Cricket – and are now in their final year of Junior Cricket. Obviously, other young men in this team have joined along the way, and made a significant contribution – both on and off the field. Some of these boys are also bottom age U18, so will have another season of junior cricket to go.

Our U14 team finished 4th, and will play Laburnum on Thursday/Friday evening at Kalang Park. This is a great achievement by the team, as at the start of the season, it looked as though they may only have 8-9 players. We hope the new families to this team, have enjoyed their time at Nuna. A number of these boys in this team won the U12B Grand Final last season at Nuna, so have some finals experience.

We wish both teams all the best – and look forward to hearing how you went on Friday Night. As mentioned above, please come and support these teams on Thursday and Friday evenings!! Everyone is very much welcome!!

Our Junior Blasters will have their final session this Friday, while our Super 7s will be training on Friday as well, as usual. Our Girls and Fast 9s still also have a week or two to go.

Congratulations Lachlan Day
Speaking of U18s, Lachlan Day (one of our U18s – who has also played seniors at Nuna, including in our First XI), has been unable to play in the second half of the season. This however has been due to the fact that he has just completed his 4 week ‘Year 1 Officer Familiarisation Training’ in Canberra. This culminated on the weekend, in the Chief of Defence Force Parade, at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra. Lachlan will now commence a Bachelor of Business Degree, whilst continuing military training for three years, before a final fourth year at the Royal Military College Duntroon – where he will graduate as a Lieutenant in the Australian Army. Last weekend, Lachlan’s family were able to celebrate together, in Canberra, where I am told Lachlan’s Nunawading Cricket Club bag (in fantastic Purple and Gold), was dropped off to him. Lachlan will be playing cricket during winter against the Navy, Airforce and other Universities – where his branded Nuna bag will be there with him!!!

Congratulations Lachlan – we wish you all the best. Nunawading will always be your home, that you can return to whenever you like. I know you will be cheering on the U18s in the finals. It is also great to see – especially for our younger Juniors – to know what can be achieved via hard work and dedication.

Junior Presentation Night
Friday 15 March is Junior Presentation Night. Timings of age groups are listed below. I encourage everyone to be there for dinner. It would be great if families can be present for as much of the night as possible. This always is a great night.

5.45pm Arrive
6.00pm Junior Blaster Presentations
6.15pm Super 7s Presentations
6.30pm Dinner – Pizza and sausages served
7.15pm Season Overview and Dave Cowell Award
7.30pm Fast 9s Presentations
7.40pm U12 Presentations
7.50pm U14 Presentations
8.00pm Girls Team Presentations
8.10pm U16 Presentations
8.20pm U18 Presentations

Cricket in 2019/2020 at Nuna
We are still looking for families to assist with helping run the Junior Club next season. To keep the club running, ‘We Need You’!!! – If you have an interest in helping out, please let myself or Dave Cowell (Club President know) – we can certainly ensure whatever role you take on, you will not be having to do too much. Please let us know what you can offer!!!!

#seeyouatthecricket
Rob

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Nunawading Cricket Club – Junior Weekly Update

Hi everyone – Tomorrow night – and also the weekend – will be brilliant cricket weather!! This is fantastic, as it gives us a great chance to enjoy the last few weeks of the season.

Tomorrow night will be the final game of the season for our U12s and U16s. Our U18s will play finals next week, and hopefully our U14s will also play finals. The Girls, Fast 9s, Super 7s and Junior Blasters still have 1-3 weeks to go.

After cricket tomorrow night, we will have our Super Burgers, Vegie Burgers and sausages. Please come up stairs, enjoy the fantastic weather, grab a drink, and hear how our children performed – (where some will as always receive a Picollino Player of the week voucher).

Please remember, Council inspectors may be out and about looking at car parking – and be mindful of the works at Mahoneys Reserve – we want everyone to be safe.

Junior Presentation Night
Friday 15 March is Junior Presentation Night. This is a fantastic way to celebrate the season. Timings of age groups are listed below. I encourage everyone to be there for dinner. All drinks will be available at bar prices. It would be great if families can be present for as much of the night as possible (or at least for those age groups where children have worked closely together – ie 9s and 12s.

5.45pm Arrive
6.00pm Junior Blaster Presentations
6.15pm Super 7s Presentations
6.30pm Dinner – Pizza and sausages served
7.15pm Season Overview and Dave Cowell Award
7.30pm Fast 9s Presentations
7.40pm U12 Presentations
7.50pm U14 Presentations
8.00pm Girls Team Presentations
8.10pm U16 Presentations
8.20pm U18 Presentations

Trivia Night
There is still room available for the Clubs Trivia Night on 2 March. The prizes coming in look fantastic – and even if you don’t win prizes on the night, you will have fantastic entertainment!! If you are keen to attend, please write your name up on the board in the Club Room, or let me know.

Junior Structure
May I ask everyone, to please have a look again at the Junior Structure (which Club President Dave Cowell sent out last week) for next season. We are still looking for some roles to be filled. Alternatively, if you have an interest in helping out in any way next season – now is the time to let us know.

Helping Nuna win some $$
As per my email earlier in the week, please refer to the links below:

Maquarie Sports Radio Little Legends

Vote for Nuna in the Macquarie Sports Radio Little Legends promotion. The 3 Sports Clubs in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth who get the most votes will win $2,000 each for their club. Link Below:

Little Legends: vote now

Little Legends: vote now

Pancake Parlour – Club Rewards Program
Sign up to the Pancake Parlour Rewards program, via the link below:

www.clubrewards.com.au

#seeyouatthecricket

Junior Structure 2019-20.pdf

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Nunawading Cricket Club – Help Nuna win prizes in two easy ways

Hi everyone

An early week email to our Junior families – with two great ways to support the club – via two incentives – which can help the Club win $$ and vouchers. Both are really easy to do (so please read on).

Maquarie Sports Radio Little Legends
Here is the link to vote for Nuna in the Macquarie Sports Radio Little Legends promotion. The 3 Sports Clubs in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth who get the most votes will win $2,000 each for their club.

https://www.sportsradio.com.au/competition/little-legends-vote-now/

It is really easy to do. Please promote amongst your family, friends and networks

Pancake Parlour – Club Rewards Program

Help us win $5,000 by earning points for our club via The Pancake Parlour’s Club Rewards program in 2019:

Register in 2 steps:

1. Register to the program and select our club from the club list at http://www.clubrewards.com.au

2. Earn points by dining in at The Pancake Parlour in 2019 by scanning your membership barcode on The Pancake Parlour app when you dine in (you can also mention your mobile number at counter if you don’t have a smart phone).

Once we have 10 members signed up, The Pancake Parlour will kick us off with a Sponsorship pack full of Parlour perks worth $1,200.

If we win our local restaurant league, the club receives $1,000

If we win the overall league, our club receives $5,000

There’s also milestone prizes every 1,000 and 5,000 points our club earns, plus bonus points for making bookings for team meetings and presentation nights. This is going to be our true home away from home!

To register and find out more information, CLICK HERE: Club Rewards pre-registration — The Pancake Parlour

Club Rewards pre-registration — The Pancake Parlour

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rob

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Nunawading Cricket Club – Junior Weekly Update

Hi everyone

Well, even though the weather again had an impact on our Super 7s last Saturday morning, the rest of our games occurred without a hitch. It was a great night on Friday, with all of our younger Juniors taking over Mahoneys Reserve. The U12 and Fast 9 match on Bob Saker oval was fantastic. Equally as good were the numbers of excited children in our Junior Blasters and Super 7s. I also popped into Mahoneys Reserve on Sunday morning, and saw the Girls team and Fast 9s play. Again, it was just fantastic to see not only the enjoyment and parent involvement – but also the development of the children in terms of their cricket!

I would also like to reiterate what I said last Friday night in the club rooms. Many thanks to so many people (who I wont name – as ill leave some out accidentally), who helped make the night fantastic. Those families who assisted with food, coaching, or just generally helping out. It is what makes our club what it is. I was in fact at another local ground early on Friday with the U16s, (where there were also two matches being played, and a (much smaller) Junior Blasters program. I think it’s fair to assay what we have at Nunawading is unique!! The atmosphere an community we create is fantastic – and all that occurs because of you and your family!

Tomorrow, we will have Piccolino Pizza and sausages – so please come upstairs and grab a bite to eat, cold drink and listen to how our children performed in what should be a great night!!

Tomorrow Night at Mahoneys Reserve
A few important things to be mindful of at Mahoneys Reserve up until the end of the season:

Ground works have commenced on oval 2. Whilst I am sure the Local Council will leave the area safe, please pay extra attention to your children. Ground surfaces in some areas are uneven, with a lot of temporary fencing. Obviously all cricket activities will be away from these areas, however please just be mindful.

For our U12s who play the next two Fridays on the bottom oval – it is still possible to walk down the normal track – however you do have to go ‘in and around’ the temporary fencing, ‘in and through the nets’!!

Finally, we are expecting Council Parking inspectors to be at the grounds over the next couple of weeks. Please ensure you park correctly in marked bays, and not in no standing or other areas, without appropriate permits. It is likely the soccer club will be there at some stage as well, so please be mindful that even if parking is a premium, it will be better to park further away and walk – than park incorrectly and get a ticket.

Cricket
On the field, our ‘competitive teams’ (the older juniors who have ladders), are approaching the end of their season!

· U18s are undefeated, and on top of the ladder. They will no doubt have a home semi final.
· U16s have had an up and down season, however had a fantastic win last week.
· U14s are currently in fourth after a fantastic win last week – and are in a solid position to make finals.
· U12s are a very young team – however have developed incredibly well this season!! Most of these players have 1-2 more seasons in U12, so their future looks bright!!
· Girls team kicked off their ‘summer season’ last weekend – and have a great 4-5 weeks in front of them – to see if they can go better than the third placed finish they had in the ‘spring‘ season.

Junior Presentation Night
A reminder (and invitation attached), our Junior Presentation Night will be on Friday 15 March. This will again be a great way to celebrate the season. Exact timings of age groups are still being finalised – as we are trying to ensure we can have as many people in our rooms for dinner. I would expect we will have as we have done in previous seasons the youngest age groups first – with presentations starting around 5.45pm/6.00pm – and dinner a little bit later.

Trivia Night
There is still room available for the Clubs Trivia Night on 2 March. Again, this is always a fantastic night (and the prizes that have come in, look amazing)!! On that note, if you are also in a position to donate a prize of any type, please let me know!

Junior Structure
Finally you would have seen Dave Cowell’s (Club President) email, during the week regarding the Junior structure for 2019/2020. This structure will help ensure the Junior program improves even further. I cannot emphasise enough, that if you have the slightest interest in helping out, that you please contact Dave or myself for a chat. I can guarantee, that even if you have never been involved before, you will not be left on your own – or thrown into the deep end. The structure is set up in a way, where the load is shared. If you see yourself and your family at Nunawading in the coming 1-2 years, please let us know if you are interested!!

#seeyouatthecricket
rob

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Nunawading CC, Junior Structure and Committee for Season 2018-19

Hi Everyone,

There are some important changes looming at our club and I would like to please ask for a few moments of your time to read and consider if you are able to help in any way.

Our Junior Manager, Rob Nash, is stepping away from his role (but by no means from the club) after 6 years of fine service. The Committee has determined a revised structure to take the Junior Club forward which splits the heavy workload Rob carries now into several roles, making roles easier to fill and less time consuming.

I have attached a slide pack that provides an overview of how we see the Junior Club being managed into the future. May I please ask that you read it and think about whether you can help in any way. The key roles to fill are:

  • Junior Manager
  • Junior Registrar
  • Social Co-Ordinator
  • Under 14-18 Co-Ordinator
  • Girls Cricket Co-Ordinator
  • Team Coaches and Team Managers

This might sound like a lot but our goal is to (continue to?) run the best junior program in the competition so we are aiming high to get good people to help us in these roles.

If you are interested in any of these roles, can you please contact me and we can discuss further. Any discussion is by no means binding so please give me a call if you would like to chat about any of this.

We have a great club, let’s all do our bit to make it greater.

Yours in Cricket,

Dave

David Cowell

Club President

e: dgcowell

p: 0438 569822

Junior Structure 2019-20.pdf

Junior Structure 2019-20.ppsx

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Nunawading Cricket Club – Junior Weekly Update

Hi everyone – Even though the weather has been a bit all over the place in the last 24 hours, conditions forecast for Friday and the weekend, look great for cricket!!

On Friday night, we will have Super Burgers and sausages. I have asked our Junior Blaster families to lead the preparation and cooking of food – and also ask our Super 7 families to jump in and assist please. I will provide your Coaches/Team Managers with exact details of what is required. We again have a similar scenario to last week, with U12 and U18 teams having byes – and U14 and U16 playing away (very unusual scenarios). Even if you have never been involved with cooking the food on a Friday – please put you hand up to assist. Many hands make light work. With younger children, there is no expectation to have to stay back late – but we really need you to cook the food please for your own families – and the teams coming back home after playing away!! Many thanks in advance. I know a few did assist last week – so again, many thanks for that assistance – as it was a great night.

We will be having our U12s and Fast 9s (who are not generally at Mahoney’s on a Friday evening) – playing a match together on Bob Saker oval tomorrow. Collectively, these four age groups (Junior Blasters, 7s, 9s and U12s) are the future of Nunawading, so this really will be a great spectacle, to see our youngest Juniors taking over Mahoney’s Reserve.

On Sunday, our Girls team will be playing on Bob Saker oval, with our Fast 9s on oval 3. This is another great opportunity to come and watch Nuna in action. I encourage families to come and support our teams over the weekend.

Also, over the coming weeks – I will also advise when our 7s are playing at home on a Saturday/Sunday. I strongly encourage our older Junior Blaster families – who are considering taking the next step with their cricket – to bring their children to watch some of a Super 7 match – so that they can start obtaining an understanding of what to expect next season.

Junior Presentation
Your invitation to the Junior Presentation is attached. Friday 15 March will be a great night to celebrate the season. Over the coming weeks, I will advise exact times that each teams presentations will occur.

Trivia Night
Our Trivia Night is also fast approaching (Saturday 2 March). Again, more information attached – however this is always a great night, that many junior families enjoy. Please don’t feel like you did need a big table. Even if there are just 1-3 of your ‘group’ interested, we make it work – and ensure a great night!

Coach the Coaches
Last Friday was a great success with our Coach the Coaches course. Many thanks to Club Coach Rob Ferdinands and Leigh Callander for running what was a great night. Feedback has been positive, and I know the group of 10+ had a great night.

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rob

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