With the season fast approaching and in light of all the challenges we have faced this year, the Committee wishes to outline its decisions regarding subs and match fees.
Match fees will remain at $20 per week.
Subs will remain at $150 with $75 due 31/12/2020.
Payment of the first installment of $75 by the above date will constitute a full member who, as per the current Constitution, will have voting rights at the next AGM. This payment will contribute to the ongoing sustainability of the club during these uncertain times.
At the December Committee meeting, the requirement for the second $75 installment will be reviewed and should Covid continue to be an influence on the cricket season, the Committee may elect to reduce the total Subs due for season 2020/21.
Subs can be paid via the button or transferring to the clubs account below.
Account Name: Seddon Cricket Club
Account: 1040 9923
Reference: Subs and add your name
Be sure to send an email to the Treasurer (email@example.com) to confirm you have paid and provide the reference so we can match it to your payment.
Should you have any questions regarding the above or if you are experiencing financial hardship as a result of Covid, please let a member of the Committee know and this will be handled on a case by case basis.
Based on Cricket Victoria's 'Roadmap for the return of community cricket' (see attached), it is assumed that as part of Step 3 the VTCA's proposed start date of Saturday 21 November will proceed as planned. The VTCA have also released the fixtures for all 1st and 2nd XI matches this season (please see attached). The fixtures for the lower grades will be released in the next week or so.
With that in mind, Captain/Coach Liam Braithwaite has developed a training schedule that includes senior training commencing on Thursday 5 November (noting Cup Day on Tuesday 3 November) and proposed practice matches with Yarraville Club CC on Saturday 14 November. If anything changes with the training schedule, we will advise club members accordingly.
Please note: Individual training - not club based training - can now take place in groups of up to 10 on the strict proviso that participants in the groups come from no more than two households and are within 25km of their primary residence.
When we return to training and playing, the club will be adopting Cricket Victoria's up to date COVID safe plan for clubs. Cricket Victoria are currently working on a revised version in line with yesterday's State Government announcements. This will include some of the following measures:
- Training in three groups of 11 (plus the coach), with a maximum of two groups per oval and one group in the nets.
- Display of COVID safe signage around the ovals and facilities
- QR code training attendance register process
- Hand sanitising stations with State Government and Cricket Australia hygiene products
- Ball and equipment sanitising procedures
- COVID Safe Officers for each senior side
- COVID safe policies for drinks breaks and afternoon teas.
Cricket Victoria have advised we need to play our part in complying with the State Government's directions with the motto of "Cricket in a Pandemic is a privilege not a right”. The Club will be taking this compliance very seriously.
From Cricket Victoria:
This guide has been established to support Clubs and Associations in planning for a return to training and playing cricket when Victorian Government restrictions and health advice allows.
This is a guide only and will be updated based on State Government advice when the current Stage 4 (Metropolitan Melbourne) and Stage 3 (Regional areas) are eased to a point allowing training and/or playing to recommence.
As of 2 August 2020, community cricket is not permitted in any form in Victoria. This includes all forms of training and matches.
This will be in place until 13 September.
Cricket Victoria and your Peak Bodies (the VCCL, VMCU, VSDCA) strongly encourage all members of cricket clubs in Victoria to adhere to the laws and directions of the Chief Health Officer.
While exercise is permitted (with certain restrictions), we strongly urge all community cricketers to stay home when practicing cricket specific skills i.e. catching.
While clearly this is very different preparation to what we have known previously, this COVID-19 period has highlighted the need for flexibility and creativity. Ideas for younger players can be found on the Cricket Blast YouTube Channel.
Our aim is to ensure training and playing resumes smoothly when safe to do so. For that to happen in a timely manner will require a team effort. So please, follow the State Government and health advice and look out for your teammates.
For more COVID-19 related information and resources view Cricket Victoria’s Club & Association Support page here.
Seddon Cricket Club is seeking new senior players of all playing abilities for the 2020/21 season. We have four senior teams which compete in the Victorian Turf Cricket Association (VTCA) whilst our junior teams compete in the Western Region Junior Cricket Association. Located in the inner west of Melbourne, Seddon CC is ideal for locals looking for a welcoming club atmosphere with cricket of all levels.
While we are currently uncertain of when the season will begin, we are still happy to hear from new players or parents of juniors. Updates on the upcoming season will be available here at seddoncricketclub.com.
If you're interested in finding out more about playing for Seddon, please email Leigh at firstname.lastname@example.org visit our new player information page to learn more about our Club.
The committee appreciate and understand that some of our members will be experiencing tough times as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. We believe that the current situation can cause people to feel isolated, lonely or a bit flat, so if you are feeling this way please reach out to the committee or other club members. We're all in this together.
It has been some time since we have provided an update on the club to our members. Since the end of the cricket season was unexpectedly cut short in mid-March, the committee have been proactive on a number of key issues, as well as having our first 'online' committee meeting in April (with our May committee meeting going 'online' again).
Below is an update on the club over the last two months, as well as planning for key events:
1. Presentation Night update
As you may know, Presentation night was planned for Friday 3 April. Due to the State Government announcement of restrictions as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, as well as earlier advice from Cricket Victoria and the likely healthy and safety concerns of our members, the committee were left with no choice but to postpone Presentation night.
As of yet, the committee has not set a date on the rescheduled 2019/20 Presentation night. However it is the committee's intention to hold Presentation night before the commencement of the 2020/21 cricket season (more on that below). We will continue to monitor the situation and adhere to the direction and advice of the State Government, Cricket Victoria and/or Maribyrnong City Council.
The Club's Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Wednesday 15th June. As advised in an email dated 4 May, the AGM will either be held at the Seddon clubrooms or a 'virtual' online meeting. We will provide an update on the AGM in the next 2-3 weeks, however we will also take advice and direction on the AGM from the State Government, Cricket Victoria and/or Maribyrnong City Council.
As part of the process, a new committee will be formed for season 2020/21. If you are interested in joining the committee, please send a nomination of the position you want to nominate for to the Secretary, Jeremy Procko at Jeremy.Procko@target.com.au. Please see the AGM email of 4 May for more information on the nomination process and the committee positions. Nominations must be in no later 7.30pm on Wednesday 8th June 2020.
3. Cricket Victoria & commencement of 2020/21 season
As you may have read recently, Cricket Victoria have also been affected by the current coronavirus pandemic, with a recent restructure resulting in job losses and funding to key areas of their operations. This includes a reduction of employees and/or significant program cuts to community, regional, grassroots and junior cricket. With that in mind, the onus will fall on the leadership and volunteers of the VTCA and WRJCA to provide assistance and advice to community clubs.
With the AFL season set to resume on 11 June, the AFL and the State Government are now turning their attention to the resumption of VFL, VFLW, metro and country football leagues. AFL Victoria have submitted a formal request to Cricket Victoria to extend football into October. Cricket Victoria are currently considering AFL Victoria's request, with the football and cricket community expecting that Cricket Victoria will approve of AFL Victoria's request on the condition that the cricket season extends into April. As soon as we receive advice or confirmation from the VTCA and WRJCA on the commencement of the 2020/21 cricket season, we will advise club members in due course.
4. Women's side
Over the last 3-4 months, the committee have held discussions on the forming of a Women's side to compete in the VTCA Women's Division (Sunday T20 competition). After consultation with key volunteers (i.e. curators) and stakeholders (i.e. Council, VTCA, Cricket Victoria), the committee have agreed to explore and commit to the formation of a Women's side for the 2020/21 season. At this stage we have not been approached by individuals or groups looking to play women's cricket, therefore the committee will be starting a women's side from scratch.
We will be advertising/communicating on the website and social media re. the formation of a women's side in the next 1-2 weeks, however as a first step the committee wanted to advise you about this new opportunity and direction for the club. If you know of anyone who would be interested in the formation of a women's side, please let me know. You may know of a potential coach, team manager, players or volunteers. Any assistance or advice from club members will be appreciated.
5. Ceiling replacement - social & bar area
At the conclusion of the cricket season in late March, Council conducted ceiling replacement works in the social and adjacent bar area. The ceiling replacement was completed in early April, with the result being very bright downlights and a better (and whiter) ceiling in these areas. I'm sure the brighter rooms will be welcomed by some club members, but not all club members....
That's all for now! Take care and keep in touch with each other.
If you would like to discuss any of the above, please let me know.