Cricket News – Grand Finals Cancelled and Other News

The Cricket Division would like to provide an update given the current situation.

This morning the VTCA made the ruling that they would be calling off the conclusion to all Grand Final matches immediately. This is a view our club supported and recommended.

Whilst this is not an ideal situation we felt we had a social responsibility to uphold and protect our players, officials and supporters from any possibility contamination or pass on that this virus may present.

At this point in time the VTCA have not come to a decision as to the awarding of non 1st innings resulted matches which of course our teams were part of. This decision will be made in the next couple of days.

It’s a really sad way to finish what has been an exceptional year for our club. However, the health and safety of our community is our number one priority.

We have also decided to postpone the Junior and Senior Cricket Presentation nights. More details to come once we can reschedule these events.

The Cricket Division will not be opening the club for any further events for gatherings.

If you have any queries please contact Sarah Gray (0430 185 840) or Paul West (0425 705 859) direct, and we would be happy to discuss.

Junior Cricket Registrations Now Open Online

Junior Cricket Registration open online for Season 2019/20.
A link to the “playcricket” website is provided below for registration. 
The club has set the same fees as last year.
Cricket Australia have set an additional fee of $5 per player to cover insurance.
We have included this charge and consequently the fees are as follows:
Cricket fee per player                     $135
Sport Club fee per family              $259
 
Registration Day
Saturday 7th September 
10 am to midday
Clifton Park Clubrooms, Batman Street, Aberfeldie
Registration can also be made online:
http://aberfeldiesportsclub.com.au/junior-cricket/
The club will be running training clinics on the day so come down and give cricket a go!
 
Training and Playing Dates
 
The first games for the season will be on the weekend 11th and 12th October.
Pre-season training dates will be confirmed in further communications closer to season start.
Any expressions of interest for coaches can be made to:
                Rod Winchester – junior co-ordinator 0417 883 100
 
Woolworths Junior Blasters
 
Aimed at children aged 5-7
Program is run on Friday evenings commencing in 18th October 2019.  Program runs until late December, then recommences 7th February 2020
All players receive a junior blasters pack (t-shirt, hat, bat, ball).  To register please use the following link:
 
http://aberfeldiesportsclub.com.au/junior-cricket/
 
 
Contacts
 
Junior Coordinator – Rod Winchester
0417 883 100 or  Rod.Winchester@abf.gov.au
or any Junior registration enquiries contact Steve Bikakis on 0413013786 or gandwombat@gmail.com
 

Statement: Redevelopment of Clifton Park

It is with much excitement that I can announce Moonee Valley City Council have endorsed a new pavilion for Clifton Park to be completed in 2022/23.

The planning and design phase of the development is set for 2021/22.

We would like to express our sincere thanks and gratitude to the Moonee Valley City Council, led by Mayor Narelle Sharpe, and look forward to working with all stakeholders in the coming months and years.

This is a tremendous result for the Aberfeldie Sports Club. I want to acknowledge the tireless work of our board, and indeed our broader membership base in promoting the pressing need for a facility at Clifton Park befitting a community club of our size and diversity.

We will endeavour to communicate news on the new development to our members and supporters as it comes to hand, and will ensure we work collaboratively with Council to deliver the best facility for our club.

Yours Sincerely,

Jim Pound

Chairman,

Aberfeldie Sports Club

Winter Cricket Coaching Available!

This winter, Aberfeldie Senior Cricket superstar, Sohan Boralessa, is offering a professional coaching development program to help improve your game and correct any technical errors before another season comes around.

With 10 years of First-Class cricket behind him, Sohan covers technical batting & bowling coaching, strength & conditioning training, throwing, catching and ground fielding drills to improve hand-eye coordination.

The one on one coaching program will tune-up any aspiring young (or old!) cricketer and have you ready to plunder runs and take a mountain of wickets in season 2019/2020.

Inquiries: 0497531092             sohan121@gmail.com

 

Coach Profile – Sohan Boralessa

Sri Lanka A Representative 2009-2014

Australian Level 2 High-Performance Coach

10 Years First Class Cricket Experience

One on One Coaching (1 hour) = $40 per session

Group Sessions (1.5 hours) = $30 per session

Location: TBC (Clifton Park or Indoor Nets)