Junior Cricket 2011/12

Training Nights:
We have two nights available this year. You can choose to train both nights or the one depending on which night suits given other activities your child may participate. We understand the importance of being punctual at the conclusion of training when you may need to rush off for other plans. So, if training continues a little later than 6pm, feel free to take your child when you need to. Alternatively, you can rest assured if you are running late, that there will be senior players in the park or in the rooms on wash out night till around 8pm at the earliest most training nights.

Under 11’s & 13’s Teams:
Tuesday’s and Thursday’s 4:30pm for the till 6:00pm.

U15’s Team:
Tuesday’s and Thursday’s 5:00pm till 6:30pm (Then if your child is able – they will have a break for an hour and rejoin in the seniors final fielding drills later at 7:30pm for another 30 minutes) Under 13 children who have permission from one of their parents and are considered able by our senior coach are also welcome to join in this session.

Pie Night:
The club has a traditional start of season event to get everyone together before the first game of the season. This is in the form of a Pie Night. We will have traditional meat pies, sausage rolls and vegetarian pasties complimentary for the players, supplied by Heather Dell Bakeries a great supporter of the club. We encourage all the kids to attend this event where latest information will be advised before the first game.

Team Managers & Assistants will be officially appointed and provided information on how to manage teams and who to ask for help. Players will be given phone details of their Team Manager & Assistants.

Pie Night Date and Time:

After training on Thursday 6th October from 6:00pm till 7:30pm.

Game Times & Fixture:
The season commences for the Under 11’s with a game start of 5:15pm on Friday 14th October 2011. Games conclude at 8:00pm or before if abandoned by weather or lack of day light. (Under 11’s play one day matches.)

The season commences for the Under 13’s with a game start of 5:15pm on Friday 7th October 2011. Games conclude at 8:00pm or before if abandoned by weather or lack of day light. (Under 13’s play one and two day matches.)

The season commences for the Under 15’s with a game start of 8:30pm on Saturday 8th October 2011. Games conclude at 11:30am or before if abandoned by weather.

We encourage players to arrive a minimum of 15 minutes before game start time and if they are unable to attend or are running late, that they contact their team manager.

The fixture for each team can be found at www.westmetro.vic.cricket.com.au select matches, then fixture, then select grade.

Cricket Equipment:
The club has ample protective cricket gear for kids, although most kids end up having their own gear at some stage. The kids will need to wear white pants and a white shirt and hat to play. The club has ordered a new set of junior playing tops for the season and we expect these to arrive shortly before the first game. We encourage all kids to wear the Seddon Shirt & Cap we have available for purchase and if they are not available that you find a white shirt as a temporary measure. Playing shirts are $41 and caps $9 for the kids (subsidised by the club). Being a sun smart club, a cap is required to be worn.

Costs to Play:
Juniors $120 and must be paid by the end of the 4th Game. This covers the cost of an umpire and other expenses such as match balls for the season.
Payments can be made the following ways:
EFT: BSB: 013-481 ACC: 3026-32484 Ref: Subs & Your Childs Surname and Team eg ”SubsGrievesU15”.
Pay by cash or cheque (Marked to Seddon Cricket Club) at the club after 8pm Tuesday and Thursday nights. Or seek out Colin Braithewaite on a Tuesday and Thursday night at training or during match days.

If you have any further questions the best contact is Colin Braithewaite who is the Junior Administrator. Colin can be contacted by phone on 0433 661 892 and email colinbraithwaite@optusnet.com.au or colin.braithwaite@ato.gov.au

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