Pink Stumps Day 5:30-7pm 6 Dec Gibson Park

 

Ever wondered what it would look like if two Master Blaster teams dressed in pink played each other? With pink stumps and a pink bat? Read on..

On Friday 6 December at Gibson Park we’ll be proudly supporting Pink Stumps Day. Pink Stumps Day is the McGrath Foundation’s largest community fundraising campaign where cricket clubs and teams, workplaces, schools and backyard players across the nation turn their cricket game pink to fundraise for the McGrath Foundation.

Pink Stumps Day plays a vital fundraising role to help achieve the Foundation’s mission of ensuring every family affected by breast cancer has access to a free McGrath Breast Care Nurse, no matter where they live or their financial situation. This season the target is to raise enough money to fund another 120 breast care nurses for those affected in our communities.

“Hosting a Pink Stumps Day is a great way to get your family and mates together and enjoy Australia’s favourite summer tradition while batting for the McGrath Foundation,” Glenn McGrath, the organisation’s president and co-founder said.

“Over 1,200 people all across Australia held games last season and helped raise just over $1 million.”

Next Friday night we’ll have four Master Blaster teams battling it out in their pink kit to raise money for the Foundation. Any and all donations will be gratefully received on the night via the pink collection boxes that will be doing the rounds or, at the club donation site here.

Club president Chris Shay has pledged to donate all profits from the canteen that night to the Foundation to help us reach the target donation of $1000! Help us to make a difference!

ANNOUNCEMENT – Appointment of Director of Coaching

 

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Wes Hosking to the director of coaching position at Wilston Norths Junior Cricket Club.

One of the key focus areas we had as a Committee this year was to provide an increased level of support and direction to all of our volunteer coaches and through this provide a more enjoyable cricketing experience for all our young players. The appointment of a director of coaching is a very important part of that strategy.

Wes has joined us following more than a decade living in the UK where he was extensively involved in the community cricket scene as a player and coach, winning Bedfordshire County Cricket League’s “outstanding contribution to coaching award” shortly before he and his wife made the decision to move their family back to Australia.

Wes has provided us with this small bio:

“As a batsman/wicketkeeper, I started playing senior 1st team cricket in Biloela 27 years ago, at 13. My love for the game has seen me play for QUT in Warehouse Premier and then move to the UK in 2001, playing for Bexley in the Kent league, Kidmore End in the Thames Valley league before settling in Bedfordshire and playing the last 14 years at Eaton Bray becoming the clubs 3rd highest run scorer with over 7000 runs @ 41. During my time in the UK, I had the privilege to play 7 games for the MCC. Having completed my ECB level 2 10 years ago, I have found a new passion in coaching youth cricket. I was head coach for Bedfordshire Young Cricketers Under 10’s-13’s for the past 4 years. I believe that in coaching, if we get it right, there is room for a “sport for all” philosophy as well as developing excellence. Most importantly, I believe in letting the players play and enjoy the challenges, embracing setbacks as a great learning opportunity. I’m really excited to join WNJCC’s strong junior setup and help to develop the next generation of cricketers.”

 Wes has hit the ground running, already meeting a number of our Coaches and teams and will be involved in our upcoming internal rep trials this Sunday 1 December at Shaw Park.

As we move into the post Christmas season we aim for Wes to become involved in assisting those teams with coordinated training to provide greater support to our coaches and an enhanced experience for our cricketers. Wes will also run his eye over the budding talent within our Friday night Cricket Blast program at Gibson Park.

Please join me in welcoming Wes to the Club.

Chris Shay
President
Wilston Norths Junior Cricket Club

2019/20 Coaches and Managers update

 

Dear Coaches and Managers,

 

Summer cricket is just around the corner!

 

Training kit collection
A reminder that training kit collection will take place at Glyn Netto nets, Shaw Park (accessed via Boree St, KEDRON) this Saturday 5th October 830-1030am. If a coach or manager can’t attend please send a delegate in your place.

 

Coaches and Manager muster day
The Coaches and Managers Muster Day will be held at 6pm on 10 October 2019 upstairs at Gibson Park, Stafford (accessed off carpark adjacent to Stafford Shopping Centre or behind Stafford Bowls Club). Shirts, balls, scorebooks, rulebooks and other season specific items/information will be distributed at this time. A coach, manager or delegate from each team is required to attend.

 

Mycricket scoring session
For those who will be scoring for a team this season there will be a Mycricket live scoring app and results workshop held at 6:30pm 10 October 2019 Gibson Park, Stafford (concurrent with coaches and managers meeting). Please see the attached flyer for further details including the registration link. Please make sure you nominate “WNJCC Stafford” from the list at time of registering. If you are managing a team and scoring please arrive as close to 6pm as possible to enable you to make both events.

 

Training / net sessions
The majority of training sessions will take place in age groups at Shaw Park, Glyn Netto nets with some availability at the senior nets. The training schedule is attached. Teams that wish to make their own training arrangements can do so in consultation with the Club (admin@wnjcc.com.au).

 

Blue card policy
If you are coaching or managing a team and have a child either in that same team or playing cricket in another team with our club, you are not currently required to hold a volunteer blue card. For more information please visit https://bluecard.qld.gov.au/volunteers/index.html. Please contact the Club if you would like to discuss further.

 

Have a great season and we look forward to seeing you all at some stage.

 

WNJCC Executive Committee

Helmet upgrade offer

For a limited time Wilston Norths is offering Club players a discounted price of $69.00 on the Kookaburra Pro 600 helmet to help players ensure their helmet complies with the new standard from Cricket Australia (CA). As we are buying a significant number of helmets for our training kits the supplier, Keith Dudgeon Sport has kindly offered to provide our members with the same Club discount during this purchase. WNJCC will not be making any money whatsoever on any helmet purchase.

Please read the below information and check any existing helmet to see if it does or does not comply with the new standard before making a purchase. The safety standard BS7928:2013 may be visible somewhere. Other signs of a compliant helmet include a fixed, non-adjustable grill and thicker peak as the main points. A non-compliant helmet has white nuts on the adjustable grill a large gap between peak and grill and very thin and fragile peak. Players with non-compliant helmets will not be permitted to bat, wicket-keep or field close to the batter. It is important to note that most specialist cricket stores have been selling helmets that comply with the new safety standard for the last few years.

If you would like to order a helmet through the Club can you please email your name, helmet size and colour preference along with your best contact details to admin@wnjcc.com.au by no later than Tuesday 27th August 2019.

“The International Cricket Council (ICC) has adopted a new international standard for helmets which is ‘British Standard – BS7928:2013’. CA is supporting the international standard, which means that anyone who plays hard-ball cricket in Australia is strongly recommended to wear British Standard helmets which meet this highest safety standard.

CA is committed to player safety and because of this and the ICC’s directive, it is mandatory for all CA, state and pathway players in CA managed competitions to wear BS7928:2013 helmets when batting, wicket-keeping up to the stumps and fielding in close to the batter.

These recommendations are all about safety and therefore it’s essential we all adopt and enforce this mandate this as soon as possible to ensure we provide the safest possible environment for our players to play cricket.

To improve helmet safety, the ICC worked with British sports protection experts and consequently it is the British Standard that has been updated and chosen to be the de facto international standard for helmet safety. The British Standard sets a higher all-round standard for helmet safety and its key benefits include:

  • an enhanced test for projectile-facial contact that assesses for penetration of the ball through the faceguard and subsequent contact of the faceguard onto the face
  • a separate test for men’s and junior sized balls
  • a new test for improved protection of the temporal (side) region of the head
  • a new test for improved occipital (rear) protection of the head”

For further information and resources please visit: https://www.community.cricket.com.au/clubs/policies/helmets

*The above information has been provided by Cricket Australia for community clubs and their members.

 

 

We’re hiring!

The Executive Committee is excited to announce the creation of a Director of Coaching position within the Club. The search is now on to find the right person to bring this role to life.

If you’re a current or former cricket player or sports lover, with a background in coaching, a passion for the game and a desire to help guide the next generation of Aussie cricketers on the pathway to success – this could be the ideal position for you.

If you like the idea of spending part of your week watching kids play cricket and helping a successful Inner North Brisbane Junior Cricket Club continue to grow and provide a fun, challenging and rewarding environment for our players then click the link and get in touch!

WNJCC Coaching Director position