News – 18 August 2019
On-line Registrations are open. To register, please use the following link to our Home page – here
Please Register as soon as possible. Our Club is popular and Teams fill-up quickly with many Junior Teams getting close to being closed.
Our Junior Boys Leadership Team meets next Monday (26 August) and most Teams will be closed for new entrants after this meeting. So if you haven’t registered then please don’t delay as within a week it will be too late to register.
For our Girls plus younger Teams (Junior Blasters and Master Blasters) we also encourage you to register as soon as possible as this makes sure that your son/ daughter is able to play in the same team as their mates.
- Juniors Blasters (5 to 7 years)– OPEN
- Junior Girls:
- U13s – OPEN
- U15s – OPEN
- U17s – OPEN
- Juniors Boys:
- Master Blasters (U8) – OPEN
- U9 – CLOSED
- U10 – CLOSED
- U11 – CLOSED
- U12 – CLOSED
- U13 – OPEN
- U14 – CLOSED
- U15 – CLOSED
- U16 – CLOSED
- Seniors (All Age) – OPEN
For the Diary
If you need cricket gear – bats, footwear, clothing (other than Club shirts and caps) and training gear hold off for the moment. We will again be establishing an arrangement with Kingsgrove Sports North Parramatta where they open the shop for our exclusive use and offer great discounts for our people.
This will be on either Saturday 31 August or 7th September – the date will be confirmed shortly.
The Academy will again be operating this season. This has been very popular over the last couple of years and we will again be working with elite 1st Grade and First Class cricketers to provide specialist coaching.
We will also be running again the Skills Clinics for our Junior Boys and Girls throughout the season. These Clinics are free and run throughout the season where our Juniors get high quality coaching that is an add-on to the normal Team based coaching.
One of the privileges of playing for WPHC is that we are the only Club side in NSW that is invited to participate in Country Carnivals during the New Year period in early January. These are very popular and we see long term friendship develop between players and parents afer what is a wonderful week away in our Country areas. The Carnivals are:
- U14s – Tamworth JCU Carnival
- U15s – Walter Taylor Shield (Armidale)
- U16 Stan Austin Cup (Taree)
- T20 Competition will be played over the following dates:
- Saturday 14th September
- Saturday 21st September
We need to nominate Teams by 1st September so if you haven’t registered then please do so asap.
- Regular Season starts on Saturday 28th September
Details will follow once they are available but the season is likely to start on Saturday 14th September.
Like the boys, details are being worked on but the competition is likely to start on the first weekend in October.
Clothing orders made through the Registration process will be available before the season starts.
Seniors (All Age)
Key dates for your schedule are:
- When – every Saturday with the last training on 7 August
- Where – West Pennant Hills Sports Club nets, 103 New Line Road, WPH
- Time – 1.00 pm to around 4.00 pm
Selections will be advised by the 7th September.
- Saturday 14th September 2019 with 2 x T20 games over the 14th & 21st September
- The full season competition starts on Saturday 28th September.
Sydney Sixers membership
Included in the Registration form is an option to become Sydney Sixers Members. This is your choice to accept or decline to opportunity. It is though worth noting the benefits of Membership:
- Discounts of $5 for single membership and $15 for families
- Club priority for donation requests (Please note we are expecting an increase in Club Partners this season, so we highly recommend registering if you think that you may need any donations to ensure that you don’t miss out)
- W/BBL team signed bat.
- Entry to 3 matches (including Sydney Smash).
- Blast Squad on-field opportunity during home games.
So if you would like to signup it is as easy as doing so when you register.
Teams will be chosen over the next week and we will do our best to put players who want to play together in the same Team. Teams will be advised in the week commencing 26th August. Once Managers and Coaches are appointed Training days and venues will be advised.
Everyone who has ordered clothing / caps and sun hats will receive this just before the season starts. This depends on Team selections so that gear can be sorted by Team.
Registrations remain open and the season will start in the first week of October. Once numbers are stabilised we will be able to let you know details such as Team manager and Coach and from there training days can be determined.
Registrations have been very good this season and we are on track to start in the first week in October. As mentioned previously, Registrations are always open throughout the season. We do though encourage you to register promptly as this make sure that that you players have the chance to play with their mates.
NSW Cricket Club of the Year
CNSW selected our Club as their nomination for the 2019 NSW Community Sports Awards – here
Our selection as NSW Club of the year is the 2nd time in 3 years we have received this prestigious award.
We are both thrilled and humbled to be CNSW’s nomination for the following major Awards:
- Distinguished Long Service Award – Barry McDonald
- Community Club of the Year – WPHCCC
Australian Cricket Club of the Year nomination
Cricket NSW has also advised us recently that we have been selected by the Sydney Sixers Metro Community Cricket team for Community Cricket Club of the Year for the annual A Sport for All Awards held by Cricket Australia. They commented that:
“WPHCCC has been a great example of bringing people of the community together. The Club has proven that hard work and great volunteers can achieve fantastic outcomes for the cricketing community! The Club encompasses a number of attributes that we believe contribute to what is a great cricket Club.”
Cricket Australia announced at the end of May that Quinns Rock Cricket Club in Perth was the worthy winner of this Award but to be the NSW nomination for Australian level recognition was a fantastic acknowledgement of what everyone in our Club has contributed to.
Distinguished Long Service Award
During the 2019 NSW Community Sports Awards, Barry McDonald was awarded a Distinguished Long Service Award. He was one of 20 amazing recipients and photos of the night are on the website Photo Gallery (Miscellaneous photos). What was special on the night is that Barry was invited by the CEO of SportNSW to speak on behalf of all the Recipients. He reason for this honour is that Barry’s CV was seen as the most impressive of an impressive group of people – here
When asked to speak on behalf of the 20 Distinguished Long Service Award recipients, Barry McDonald, who has volunteered with the West Pennant Hills Cricket Club for 34 years, shared this about spending so long in grassroots sport:
“It’s a very simple message – we get more out of doing it than what we put in”