News – April 2020
Website updates during the Off-season
While the season is over, lots of things are happening in the background to get ready for next season. Check the website regularly as it is updated with everything you need to know.
Major Club Award – Presidents Award
We have over 275 active Volunteers with everyone making a significant contribution. To be acknowledged as the outstanding Volunteer of the Year is something special.
Outside Life Membership, the ‘President’s Award’ is the most prestigious Award that is available in our Club. The Award acknowledges the most outstanding Volunteer effort for our Club over the last season, also taking into account long service and outstanding contribution.
Rob is Deputy Juniors Director, Club Vice President, Seniors D1 Captain. Add to this, Juniors Secretary of the Association for a 2nd season plus being a former Club Juniors Director (2016-19), Junior Coach and Age Convenor. These are amazing contributions not just for this season but over many years.
Well done and well deserved Rob.
Major Award winners (Seniors) 2019/20
With the Seniors Presentation cancelled due to COVID-19 we don’t have any formal end of season recognition for outstanding achievement. Our 2 Major Awards though are still being made and trophies will be awarded once the season start is known.
Congratulations to our major Award winners:
Player of the Year
Michael Richards (A1).
Michael won the prestigious Award for taking 28 wickets @ 14.7 to be our top A1 wicket taker + 2nd highest wicket taker in the Club. This is also the 2nd time he has won the Award (2015/16) plus winning the Charles Booth Memorial Award (U13s) in 2005/06.
Alastair Fullerton (D1 Blue)
Alastair won the prestigious ‘Outstanding Prospect’ of the year award by scoring 532 runs @ 59.2 and taking 13 wickets @ 18.6.
Team based awards
We are going to be acknowledging best batting & bowling achievements in all Senior Grades. The winners will be published on the website in May.
Greenway Park Community Centre
Despite the difficult times, there is something to look forward to – our new Community Centre at Greenway Park. We don’t yet know when our season will start but it will and there will be a 2020/21 season.
Way back in March 2018, the Federal Government approved $3.6m in funding to improve Greenway Park (drainage) and build a Community Centre for Greenway Park. This is the result of great collaboration between all major sports in the area – Cricket, AFL, Little A’s, Rugby League and Baseball. Plus the great support or our Local Member – Julian Leeser.
This will be located on the hill between the top and bottom ovals, right next to existing building with viewing access across both grounds. It will also have facilities for meetings, gear storage and functions.
It is being built by Parkwood Modular Constructions and Total Constructions are in the final stages of the lodgement of the Construction Certificate. They will be onsite soon to start the build.
When next season starts those playing at Greenway Park will have access to the viewing deck plus facilities making this an outstanding home ground. Check out the Photo Gallery – Miscellaneous section for the latest photos.
Major Award Winners (Juniors) 2019/20
Whilst we were unable to hold our usual Presentation Day for this past Season due to COVID-19, the Junior Committee have still had the difficult task of assessing the many worthy nominations for our Perpetual Awards.
We now take great pleasure in being able to acknowledge our Major Award winners for Season 2019/2020.
John Coulthard Award – Outstanding Junior U16 Player : Shaan Bakshi
Lisa Sthalekar Award – Outstanding Girls Player (Senior): Danielle Chivers
Charles Booth Memorial Award – Outstanding Junior U13 Player: Benjamin Burrows
Tina McPherson Award – Outstanding Girls Player (Junior): Sofia Culas
Ross Anderson Award – Outstanding Junior Player U11: Oscar Honeysett
Volunteer of the Year Awards
Volunteer of the Year (U12-U16): Duminda Thenuwara
Volunteer of the Year (Girls): Neil Jackson
Volunteer of the Year (U8-U11): Mick Dalton
Arthur Souter Award (Players graduating U16 who have played every season from Kanga – U16)
Congratulations to all the Award winners.
COVID-19 – status update
Our Club position
Our Club Executive met during the week, by teleconference, and potential impacts to the season start were discussed. The milestone dates we are working towards are:
Dates for the calendar
- On-line Registrations open – Saturday 4th July
- Club Information Day – Sunday 26th July 2020 (Oakhill Drive Public School)
- Seniors first Pre-season training – Saturday 1st August (WPH Sports Club nets
- 1st game of the 2020/21 season – Saturday 5th September 2020
All of these dates are fluid and our Club is working through different scenarios and will keep the website updated regularly for your information.
- Seniors Grand Finals (22nd & 23rd March)
- Juniors (Boys & Girls) Presentation Day (Saturday 22nd March)
- Seniors Presentation Night (Friday 1st May)
- Association Junior & Rep Presentation
- Association Rep trials (29th March)
- WPH Sports Club
- Sports Club training nets
U13s to U15s boys – POSTPONED
Originally scheduled for Sunday 29 March 2020, all Junior Rep Trials have been postponed.
U10s to U12s Boys – POSTPONED
Results of the GF played on Saturday 7 March 2020:
WPHC (Sthalekar) 2nd defeated Thornleigh 4th in the Plate Final.
The 5th placed Annetts Team just missed the Finals by finishing 5th.
Final Competition standings are:
- WPHC Sthalekar – 2nd (45 points)
- WPHC Annetts – =4th (5th on quotient) – 29 points
Congratulations to our Grand Finalists:
WPHC Healy 84 lost to Castled Hill Thunder 2/91
WPHC Perry 4/31 lost to Castle Hill RSL 30 in the Plate Final.
Final Competition standings are:
- WPHC Healy 1st (49 points)
- WPHC Perry – 3rd (43 points)
Grand Final results
- Blue (2nd) 76 lost to Normanhurst-Warrawee (1st) 93
- Orange (3rd) 135 lost to Hornsby (1st) 141
After the last competition Round – 29th February, Team standings:
- U15 /U16s – Orange =2nd (3rd on quotient); Blue 7th; Red 8th; White 10th
- U14s – Red 1st; Purple =2nd (3rd on quotient), Blue 6th; Orange 7th, Green 9th
- U13s – Red 6th, Green 7th, Blue 10th, White 11th
- U12s – Blue 4th; Green 8th; Orange 15th; Gold 17th; Red 19th.
- U11s – Blue 2nd; Orange 3rd; Gold 9th; Red 12th; Green 14th
- U8s to U10s – no competition points allocated.
Seniors (All Age)
Presentation Night & Awards
The Senior Presentation Day, scheduled for Friday 1 May 2020 has been cancelled due to COVID 2020.
Award winners for each team will still be receiving trophies and we are also going to be choosing our Major Award winners for the big ones:
- Player of the Year
- Outstanding Prospect
How these winners are communicated is yet to be determined.
Semi-Finals & Grand Finals
Congratulations to our Minor Premiers and Premiers (declared after finishing highest on the Competition table):
- C1 Red (Phill)
- C3 (Buzz)
Commiserations to our Teams that missed out in the Semi Finals – wet weather ensured drawn games meaning our 4 lower placed sides missed out:
- A2 Blue (Gunny)
- C2 (Indranil)
- D1 Blue (Rob)
- D2 (Mike)
Team standings after the final Round (14) follows:
- A1 – 5th (37 points)
- Blue (Gunny) – 3rd (53 points)
- Red (Andy) – 5th (47 points)
- B1 – 6th (38 points)
- B2 – 8th (33 points)
- Red (Phill) = 1st
- Blue (Fieds) – 8th
- C2 – 4th (42 points)
- C3 – 1st (70 points)
- Blue (Rob) – 3rd 48 points)
- Red (Diggers) – 5th (44 points)
- D2 – 3rd (52 points)