News – 29 September 2019

Almost here

We are excited by the start of our Academy and free Skills Clinics that kick-off in October.

Academy

The Academy starts on 14 October and more info will follow on this shortly. Briefly though, this is high quality training program over 10 weeks that no other Club in our Association offers and very few Clubs in Australia. It is targeted at Boys (U12 to U16) and Girls (U13 to U17). A few things:

  • The Coaches are elite Premier 1st Grade and International (Test) players
  • For the Girls we have Premier Women’s 1st Grade & WBBL players
  • Senior (All Age) players will also be available
  • The cost is a ridiculously low $225 for 10 sessions. The equivalent cost of privately run Clinics is between $800 & $1,000.

More info will follow soon.

Skills Clinics

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.

Girls cricket opportunities

Girls Only Master Blasters (7 to 10 years of age)

On Friday 11th October a Girls-only Cricket Blast Program starts at Thornleigh Oval.

For Girls interested in playing cricket, having fun, being with friends, dancing and playing some more cricket to music we are joining with Girls from Thornleigh, Castle Hill, Kenthurst, Galston-Glenorie, Normanhurst, Pennant Hills and Beecroft to play at the one ground – Thornleigh Oval.

So if you have a daughter, sister, grand-daughter or have a neighbour who hits a ball around at a Park or in the backyard then please let them know about this great initiative.

Some brief details:

  • When does this start – Friday 11th October and ends 29th November (8 weeks)
  • Where are the games played – Thornleigh Oval
  • What time – 6.00 pm to 7.30 pm
  • What is the cost – $100
  • What do the Girls wear – we will have special coloured shirts for the girls plus they get a Big Bash League hat of their preference.

How do I register?

Register via our website Registration page or contact Suzanna or Grant Colburt at here or by phone: Grant: 0413 594 077 / Suzanna: 0413 594 082.

Girls-Only School Holiday Program

These school holidays, the Sydney Sixers are teaming up with the HK&HDCA Coaches Association to offer a Girls-Only School Holiday Program with the aim of getting some new participants for our Girls-Only Master Blaster Hubs. We want to give local girls an opportunity to come and try cricket so the program has been designed with that in mind. There will be dancing, art and much more. Details of this program are:

  • When: Thursday 10th October, 9am-3pm
  • Where: Mark Taylor Oval, Waitara
  • Cost: $20
  • Ages: 7-12
  • Registration is at here

Junior Blasters (aged 5 to 7 years)

Girls and Boys play every Saturday starting on 12 October at Edward Bennett Oval. Registrations are open throughout the season but it is wise to register soon so that friends can play together in the same team.

Girls aged 8 to 16

We have 4 Teams this season who play T20s on Saturday afternoons:

  • U13s (x 2 Teams)
  • U15s
  • U17s

We start on Saturday 12th October so there is still time to register but the sooner you register, it helps us to plan and get things like training schedules organised.

Season is underway

Junior Blasters (formerly known as Kanga)

Registrations are open and we encourage you to register as soon as possible to play in the same Team as your mates. Key dates are:

  • Information Night (Parents) – Tuesday 24 September 2019
  • Program starts – Saturday 12th October @ Edward Bennett Oval

Juniors Boys

After the first Round game last week the Competition has a break during the School Holidays and starts again on Saturday 12th October.

Once the Comp starts-up again we will cover the highlights of the Round.

Seniors (All Age)

Day 1 of the new season starts

After a couple of T20s we finally started the main Comp on Saturday. A few of things to note:

Match Reports

Match Reports of every game are on the Match Report section of the website.

Personal Achievements / Milestones

The Home page of the website has an update of personal Milestones – who has an approaching milestone and who achieved one. The system is about to be enhanced to update performances after every game. As a short term solution the Match Report section of the website has all this info.

Training

Seniors Train at the WPH Sports Club nets on Wednesday and Fridays between 5.00 pm and dusk. Training starts when Daylight Savings comes in.

Association School Holidays Clinic

The highly acclaimed Coaching Clinics run by the Association Coaches’ Association (led by Bruce Wood) are on again in the October School Holidays. The Coaches’ Association has now run 50 successful Clinics. They are highly recommended by our Club.

The Coaches’ Association are running 2 Clinics at Mark Taylor Oval (Waitara) and George Thornton Reserve.

Details are:

Who can participate?

These clinics are designed for boys and girls aged from 6 – 14 years and they cater for all standards from beginners to representative level players.

Details

Program 1:

  • Where – Mark Taylor Oval (Waitara)
  • When – Wednesday 2nd October & Thursday 3rd October
  • Time – 8.30 am to 2.00 pm

Program 2

  • George Thornton Reserve (WPH)
  • When – Tuesday 8th October & Thursday 9th October
  • Time – 8.30 am to 2.00 pm

Cost

  • $120 / Clinic or $170 for 2 clinics

More information

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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:

  • Benefits:
    • 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.

New Constitution

One to look out for is a Special General Meeting to consider a new Constitution to replace the Model Form we have had since the early 1980s.

Since our Cub became an incorporated body all those years ago, we adopted the Model Constitution under the Act which with our growth/development since has now become somewhat irrelevant to our needs.

A revised, updated document has now been prepared and has been approved by the Executive Committee. For this to be adopted, the law requires it to be presented and approved at a special general meeting of members for which they have been given 21 day’s notice.

All members, who attend the meeting, may vote provided they are financial and over 18 years of age. The formal notice, showing venue, time, date and attaching the new constitution document, will be sent to you in the coming weeks.

Please understand that the only business allowed at that meeting will be a motion to adopt the new constitution as submitted.

More information will follow on this so stay tuned.

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