The BHRDCA have been very active over the past months with zoom meetings ensuring that we are in readiness for an October 2020 start for both the seniors and juniors.
I will be organising a delegates meeting for the 3rd/4th week of July when we have the all clear from the appropriate authorities in July where we can interact with each other.
Topline Cricket are once again sponsoring the BHRDCA for the 2020/21 season, Jim has sold the business to Lal Jayasinghe who is a Level 3 High Performance Coach with 32 years of International experience behind him.
Attached is a pre- season coaching flyer that Lal is offering for all age groups, can you please forward this onto the appropriate club persons so that they can be made aware of this offer.
I will be in touch again over the next couple of weeks with specific dates/details. Tom Anderson
The Victorian State Government has just announced the details of the Victorian Community Sport Sector Short-term Survival Package. From our experience it appears to be a grant well worth applying for. This short-term $1,000 survival program is designed to support the ongoing operational viability of clubs throughout the COVID-19 shutdown period and beyond, ensuring organisations are equipped to recommence the delivery of their activities to the community following the lifting of restrictions.
Financial support will be provided to assist the organisation remain operational during the eligibility period, and to support readiness to return-to-play in adherence with Victorian Chief Health Officer restrictions and advice. For more information, see: https://sport.vic.gov.au/our-work/return-to-play
WHAT CAN BE APPLIED FOR?
Funding can be used for:
Please note that equipment and uniforms are not eligible to be applied for.
Wanting to apply?
If you are unaware or unsure of our terms, please note that we work on a ‘success fee’ basis to complete the grant application i.e. we will only charge your club if the application is successful. No charge for the work undertaken if the grant application is unsuccessful or for any other work / advice. Our fees are 20% of the first $1,500 of a grant won plus 15% of the remainder (+ GST).
Please note that this grant will close on the 15th June or sooner if funds are exhausted, so we would recommend that you act as soon as possible to maximise your likelihood of success.
Yours Sportingly, Omee Garcia, Grant Professionals 03 7019 8718
BHRDCA Nominated for Community Cricket Association of the Year
The BHRDCA was delighted to be nominated in this category under the recent Cricket Victoria ‘Sport for All’ awards.
Whilst not winning the award, to be nominated is great recognition for our association, clubs, players, umpires, many volunteers, sponsors and all involved in the BHRDCA.
We were nominated based on our collaborative approach, prepared to look at new ideas, open your minds to outside your own bubble, support CV programs, a mindset of being prepared to listen to the club’s needs, work well as a team’ amongst other traits.
These awards are the pinnacle of the community cricket season and we will certainly ‘tap into’ CV to better understand where best practices lie and how we can bring those to the association and our member clubs.
Below is a letter of acknowledgement from Andrew Ingleton, Cricket Victoria CEO.
Community Sporting Clubs | Thriving Through Crisis Workshops – thanks to sponsor Club Builder & Grants Professional
The Thriving Through Crisis workshops are designed to get community sporting leaders talking constructively about the current COVID-19 crisis and more importantly, how to survive and thrive through it. We will talk about what clubs need to be doing to secure the organisation and its membership in the short term (right now); what clubs can be doing over the next two to six months to capitalise on opportunities as they arise – and they will; what clubs can be doing six to nine months from now (and beyond) to ensure that they come out of this period stronger than ever.
We are living in amazing and unprecedented times that are providing enormous challenges for everyone in every aspect of daily life.
Cricket may well be the least of those for some people and that is acknowledged.
Many clubs have had to cancel presentation day, or night, which is a tough call especially when we should be celebrating individual and team success.
Similarly, the BHRDCA presentation night, scheduled for April 3rd, cannot proceed in the current environment.
We do propose to hold this in the future and acknowledge those that have achieved success this season, our valued sponsors and other key stakeholders that are strong supporters of the association. The timing of this is, however, unclear today.
There has been emails sent to our sponsors in the interim thanking them for their support and assuring them that when the sun comes up again, we will be here and we hope our partnership continues. We will continue to promote them where possible via the website and social media. If an opportunity presents to support them then I am sure they would love to hear from anyone within the BHRDCA community, and let them know you are part of the BHRDCA community.
The CoM are planning as we normally would for the pre AGM and AGM although the challenge of how to hold those events is still to be resolved. No doubt clubs will be faced with similar challenges and we will work through the logistics as best we can or consider postponing the scheduled events based on Government advice and rules imposed.
We trust that everyone, and your loved ones, stay safe through the turmoil and we all get out the other side bigger and stronger. With the absence of AFL and many other local sports, it underlines what an important role sporting clubs play in the local community and why so many volunteers give their time to ensure it is a thriving and vibrant environment within each club. It will be a great day when the clubs are populated and buzzing again.
Let’s stay the course together and look out for each other.
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https://www.facebook.com/pg/JoanneFairy/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2362345810532031 D, G & I Grade semi’s
https://www.facebook.com/pg/JoanneFairy/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2333811873385425 Nunawading vs Koonung 300th & 400th games
BHRDCA UPDATE ON KOOKABURRA RAY McINTOSH SHIELD GRAND FINAL
After much deliberation and debate, the decision is not to continue day two of the game.
There has been a lot of information presented this week, and continues to be so. From Federal and State Government, peak state and national sporting bodies, other cricket associations and some of it is conflicting and varying.
The decision not to play is a unified one between the two competing clubs, umpires, host club East Burwood and the Committee of Management.
There is no right or wrong decision in the current environment and everyone has a situation that is slightly different and needs consideration.
As per the BHRDCA rules, Forest Hill CC are Kookaburra Ray McIntosh Shield premiers for 2019/20.
The CoM would especially like to acknowledge the outstanding leadership of respective clubs presidents in Andrew Grealy (HCC) and Ken Thomas (FHCC) this week in gathering as much information as possible, convening meetings and capturing all points of view within their respective clubs to arrive at a decision.
BHRDCA & COVID-19 Update
As you are aware, COVID-19 has thrown everyday life into chaos as facts are presented and recommendations made by Government, councils and national sporting bodies.
There are different views on how to manage this for sporting bodies and indeed different plans of action invoked.
A major challenge is the continually evolving information flow and the unprecedented scale of impact to our communities; be that family, work or recreational.
Self isolation, social distancing, reporting immediately if you feel unwell, increased hand sanitisation are constant messages designed to curb the spread and to help manage the virus.
Currently the BHRDCA has cancelled the President’s lunch this Saturday with an announcement on Junior Presentation night in the next 36 hours. An announcement on the Senior Presentation night will be made next week.
We are working with various bodies regarding day two of the Kookaburra Ray McIntosh Shield Grand Final this Saturday at East Burwood. We would like to be able to complete the match but also understand this possibility may be taken out of our hands.
There will be updates as soon as possible, whilst appreciating we are not necessarily the sole decision maker in most instances.
We appreciate your patience in these unheralded times and hope everyone stays safe and can look after each other.
KOOKABURRA RAY MCINTOSH GRAND FINAL live stream link.
Watch from wherever you are on most devices.
Please note MyCricket has been updated to reflect the provisional Grand Final venues for all Senior & Junior grades.
NOTE: These will be subject to Local Council approval from Boroondara, Manningham & Whitehorse Councils, which we expect to receive in the next 24 -48 hours
Good luck to all competing Clubs
The BHRDCA and Cricket Victoria are pleased to announce that we are embarking on an Indoor Cricket program over the winter months, (Term 2 and Term 3)which is open to boys and girls who currently play in the Under 12 and Under 14 age groups.
Please see attached flyer for details
This is a great way to enhance every facet of cricket as all kids bat, bowl and field, a great way to improve hand/eye coordination whilst having fun.
Team consist of 6 a side and only takes an hour on a Monday night where club plays club wearing your coloured cricket shirts. (eg Nunawading V Blackburn)
At a cost of $80 per player for the 8 week term with equipment provided it is certainly cost effective, the matches will be played at the Box Hill Action Indoor Centre.
This may also be an opportunity for friends of current club players to try their hand at cricket, potentially being a recruit the following outdoor season as indoor cricket can have an electrifying buzz about it.
If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to call me on 0450 336 992. Tom Anderson
Junior Cricketers “Woolworths Blasters” and “Master Blasters” ‘Have a Go’ day!
- This Sunday 23rd from 10am at Kalang Park
- 20~30 minutes of skill-based activities (based on “Woolworths Blasters” format).
- Followed by up to x4 separate “Master Blast” T20 short-format games (approx. 10 children in each match) which last for ~60 minutes.
- Mixed-ages, mixed abilities, across the oval at Kalang Park – Kalang Street, Blackburn (home of the Laburnum Cricket Club).
- A (fruit) morning tea for the Blast cricketers will be provided.
Senior Cricketers (spectators):
- This is a T20 inter-club competition from 12.30.
- The “Golden Duck” Café will be open (featuring Dim-sims & famous hot-chips!), and a BBQ will be on later in the afternoon.
- A “Treadcare” ‘Player of the Match’ medal will be awarded after the game to each team.
- We have created and will be playing for the “Treadcare Tyres Community Cup” (established 2020).
Pop Up Woolworths Blast Program:
- Wednesdays 5-6pm
- Box Hill City Oval, crn Middleborough and Whitehorse Rd, Box Hill
- Wed 19th Feb to Wed 11th March
- 2 female coaches
- $40 for a 4 week Program
- First 40 female participants can use $10 discount voucher BOXHILL10
- $25 Woolworths Reward Voucher(would have received if you have a Woolworths Rewards Card) can be used for this program making it just $15 for participants.
- Please register at https://www.playcricket.com.au/club-finder/club-details?Id=515
Inner East Girls Cricket Competition:
- Held on Wednesday nights 5-7pm
- Stage 1 cricket Program with shortened pitch and a soft ball, girls wear helmets and pads.
- See iegc.com.au to see which clubs are involved close to you.
- Contact Sharon Lynas at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
- 6 week summer season just starting now, clubs would welcome any new players.
To keep in touch with everything happening with cricket in our region please head to our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CVInnerEastMetro/
Hope to see many of you at our pop up Blast sessions!
Club Officer – Inner East Metro
T20 Kookaburra Shield – Monday 17th February 2020 at 5:15 p.m.
Heatherdale vs Blackburn South @ Heatherdale Reserve East (#1)
T20 Grand Finals – Tuesday 18th February 2020 at 5:15 p.m.
ANZ Bank Shield: Bulleen-Templestowe vs Blackburn @ Ted Ajani Reserve
Topline Shield: Templestowe vs Fitzroy Doncaster @ Templestowe Reserve North (#1)
Rebel Sports Shield: Kerrimuir United vs St Davids @ Springfield Park East
Field of View Shield: Deakin vs Laburnum @ Bennettswood Reserve South
Storage King Shield: Heatherdale vs Doncaster @ Heatherdale Reserve East (#1)
Check out the events coming up via this link
T20 finals, top grade finals & Presentation night info,