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BHRDCA Competition Season in MyCricket set to 2020/21

All Clubs & MyCricket Administrators,

Having completed all administration and closed all outstanding matches for the 2019/20 season, the administration season for MyCricket has now been set to 2020/21, as has the default MyCricket season for all BHRDCA Member Clubs.

In a program change provided by MyCricket Support, this update has also copied across all recorded 2019/20 Office Bearers, so should Clubs have altered these positions since the completion of the 2019/20 season, the Club MyCricket Administrator will need to update these records.

If anyone has any issue associated with this update please contact the BHRDCA Admin. Mgr.

Regards,

BHRDCA CoM

TOPLINE CRICKET Coaching Program for BHRDCA players

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

Grant Professionals update on $1000 Survival Package for Clubs

Hi all

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.

FUNDING AVAILABLE
Victorian clubs and community sporting organisations delivering sport and active recreation can apply for $1,000 in Government assistance (Associations – please refer to a separate communication).

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?
Eligible expenses are those that have been paid, are unavoidable during the eligibility period (1 March to 31 August 2020) and are essential to maintain operational viability.

Funding can be used for:

  • fixed costs (e.g. rent/utilities/insurance)
  • essential salary costs (not match/player/coach payments)
  • current affiliation costs and
  • any other costs that keep the club viable and ready to function once restrictions ease.

Please note that equipment and uniforms are not eligible to be applied for.

Wanting to apply?
If you would like us to apply on your behalf, please respond to us ASAP with an idea of what you would like to apply for from the list above.  Following this, we will be in touch with you directly to have an interactive conversation around any further details which may optimise your application.

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 – A Sport For All Nomination Recognition

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

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.

Sessions

Group Day Date Time Booking Link
1 Wed 8/4/20 18:00  Full
2 Thu 9/4/20 11:00  Full
3 Thu 9/4/20 15:00  Full
4 Sat 11/4/20 11:00 https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/102062351240
5 Mon 13/4/20 18:00  Full
6 Mon 13/4/20 19:30 https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/102064732362
7 Tue 14/4/20 11:00 https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/102091506444
8 Wed 15/4/20 11:00 https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/102095682936
9 Wed 15/4/20 19:00 https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/102096509408
10 Thu 16/4/20 11:00 https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/102097576600
11 Thu 16/4/20 18:00 https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/102100154310
12 Sat 18/4/20 11:00 https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/102100154310

UPDATE From BHRDCA CoM 26th March 2020

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.

Regards

BHRDCA CoM

 

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