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Welcome to Season 2017/18. It may not feel like cricket season to you all yet however the season commencement will be here before we know it. We have been working in the background looking at our numbers for this season and appreciate your patience. The window for existing player registration closed on Friday and we welcome back the majority of our Fulham Families for this season. As always we are also welcoming new families to the Club this season and we hope you enjoy the Fulham experience.
As always we are keen to ensure our playing group are playing in their appropriate age and/or skill level. We understand some of our families (both old and new) have concerns over the new modified formats. Please see information below under (Age Groups this Season).
If you need to place an order for Club Apparel you must complete the attached form and email to Mick Simpson (Michael.D.Simpson@nab.com.au) by next Friday 15 September to ensure we have your playing shirts available for the first game of the season. New families to the club will need to order a playing shirt, and those who haven’t tried their old playing shirt on, please do so over the next week and place your order if you need to. Playing caps will be available from the club closer to the start of the season.
Training will commence Friday 22 September at 4.30 and run until 6.00pm. We will send a reminder closer to the date. While we understand that will be the Crows Preliminary final and some may not be able to attend, we just want to get some training started before the long weekend and school holidays.
Under 17’s – you will be training with the Seniors this year and are welcome to join the seniors at their pre-season training (training schedule attached). Training for U17’s will be Thursday nights. We understand that may conflict with some of you who are training with either School or Premier Clubs, as long as you are training somewhere – that is fine with us – just let us know.
Age Groups this Season
As mentioned in an earlier email the age groups for Juniors have changed this season. As per Cricket Australia Guidelines we will be fielding teams in the Western Suburbs Cricket Association in the following age groups:
Under 10’s (7 a side, modified format, T20 competition)
The Adelaide Turf Cricket Association will be keeping U15’s and U17’s for the season with a view to change to U16’s next season.
All Clubs in WSJCA will be trialing the Cricket Australia recommended modified format for U10’s. Their expectations are that we will move to a modified format for U12’s next season.
For those that have questions about the format please find attached link to help you understand why Cricket Australia are implementing modified formats in the younger age groups. http://community.cricket.com.au/clubs/junior-formats
Below are statistics captured from Cricket Australia officials who attended matches last season and compared outcomes from the modified format and the traditional format for U10’s and U12’s.
We still have some vacancies in:
If you are an existing player/family and haven’t let us know your intentions in these age groups, please advise asap. If you know anyone who is interested in playing with Fulham CC in these age groups this year, please ask them to contact Mick Simpson, Junior Coordinator on 0477 323 763.
Our Under 12 and Under 14 age groups are now fully subscribed for this season and we cannot accept any additional players. If you are new to the club and have registered for these age groups prior to today we welcome you to Fulham.
For those who still need to pay their subs for 2017/18 please find below bank details for a direct deposit (if you registered online but did not pay, please pay the amount on your invoice to this account).
Account Name: Fulham Cricket Club
Account No: 144350055
U10 $100 or $50 with Sports Voucher
U12 $130 or $80 with Sports Voucher
U14 $140 or $90 with Sports Voucher
Sports Vouchers are attached for you to complete if you are in Primary School and haven’t already used it for another sport this year.
Girls Cricket at Fulham
We are steaming ahead with a WSJCA Girls Only Competition this season and expect to have our first game underway in early November. Advertising will be commencing shortly and you can register at the following link if you are interested in playing Girls Cricket at Fulham this season (no charge for Subs). You will be invited to a Come and Try Session, followed by a series of trainings, then a couple of games before Christmas. We will then start the competition back up in Term 1 next year. Spread the word, the more the merrier.
Mick Simpson, Junior Coordinator, 0477 323 763 (note Mick’s new number)
Desley Tilbrook, Junior Registrar, 0402 030 206