Good evening Nuna families,
I hope you are keeping safe and well! I feel for everyone in lockdown 2.0 without any community sport or opportunity to catch up with families and friends. You can rest assured that as a club we will be doing everything we can to get out there to play cricket ASAP. In the meantime, there are few things to update you on in preparation for the 2020/21 season.
Junior Handbook & Registration
Please find attached the updated NCC Junior Handbook.
Given the strict COVID-19 restrictions we encourage all parents to get online to register here.
At this stage we plan to hold our junior registration day at Mahoneys Reserve, Forest Hill on Saturday 22nd August 2020 (9.00am – 11.00am). Computers will be made available at the club on the day if anyone requires assistance to perform the online registration process. Whilst we encourage everyone to register online prior to this date if possible, this will be an opportunity to discuss the season ahead with coaches and Junior Committee, ask any questions you may have, and purchase apparel.
The club will continue to monitor COVID-19 restrictions and may be required to hold our registration day as a virtual event, where parents and children can ask questions of the Junior Committee. Please follow our Nunawading Cricket Club Facebook page or check our website https://nunawadingcc.com/ for important updates and club news.
We understand that COVID-19 has created challenges for many families. If you would like to discuss the fee structure, having difficulties with the online registration process or money is an issue, please discuss this with Andrew Siebel (juniors; 0402 260 545). No child will miss out on playing cricket at Nunawading due for financial reasons.
Under the circumstance that the season does not proceed, the club is committed to refunding any paid registration fees.
COVID-19 Safety Officers – Help Wanted
The impacts of COVID-19 are well-known and community sport is not immune from the impacts for multiple reasons. In addition to the potential personal financial impacts for players, officials and volunteers, the financial impacts on all clubs and associations will be real and potentially significant. Additionally, how clubs and associations navigate the complexities surrounding return to train and play protocols will be an additional factor clubs and associations will need to consider for 2020/21 (and potentially 2021/22). Nunawading Cricket Club are calling for volunteers to fill the role of COVID-19 Safety Officer(s) for the up-coming season.
The following is a guide to assist clubs and associations manage the requirements:
- It is strongly advised that clubs and associations identify the oversight for COVID-19 compliance to a designated person who takes the lead to help the club and association navigate the requirements; &
- In addition, it would be advisable to have a representative from each team (Coach, Captain, Team Manager or Scorer) designated as support representatives noting a single person can’t manage it all
Priorities for the allocated club and association rep (“COVID-19 officer”) would include:
- Undertake the free up to 30 minute on-line Infection Control – COVID-19 training, available here: https://www.health.gov.au/resources/apps-and-tools/covid-19-infection-control-training
- Familiarise themselves with the latest CV Return to Train & Play guidelines available on the CV website and other resources available including Cricket Australia and Sport Australia.
- Gain support from the club to arrange for purchase of signage and cleaning products – noting a range of signage and COVID-19 products are available via Cricket Victoria and Cricket Australia
- Work with the committee to decide local practical solutions and ensure agreed practices are implemented (e.g. decide if the canteen will be operational, whether players are asked to use their own ball, can shared training balls be cleaned and stored for 3 days after usage before usage again, will the whole changerooms be open for training or just toilets (noting a mindset be ‘get in, train, get out’) to minimise potential for spreading the virus and minimise cleaning costs.
‘Coach the coaches’ sessions
In conjunction with club coach, Robin Ferdinands (Level 3 accredited High Performance Coach), the club will be running a series of ‘coach the coaches’ sessions, running fortnightly from Sunday 2nd August, 2-3pm. These will be initially run as online sessions via Zoom, with a link sent to participants the day prior. All parents are welcome to participate, with current and potential coaches specifically targeted. Please send an email to Andrew (juniors) if you are keen to be part of the fun!
Junior Blasters to Super 7s
Every season we offer the opportunity to all children to move from the Junior Blasters Program to Stage 1 (Super 7s) cricket. I have attached the Junior Cricket Pathway document for your information, but essentially Super 7s has 7 players-a-side, soft cricket ball, 16m pitch, 20 overs/team over a duration of approx. 2 hours on a Saturday or Sunday morning. Note that this does include home and away fixtures. See the attached Junior Handbook for more information. Please email Andrew (juniors) to register your interest in moving from Blasters to Super 7s.
We are also very keen to enter a Girls Super 7s team this season. Robin (club coach) will be running a skill advancement half-day program for all girls aspiring to play Junior cricket beyond Blasters (either this season or next). This is intended to be run as an indoor program in late September, but will obviously depend on COVID-19 restrictions. Please email Robin (coach) if you are interested in being part of this exclusive program.
Andrew "Blewey" Siebel
NCC Junior Manager
0402 260 545