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HEATHERDALE RUNS FOR GUV

Dyson Baker
BHRDCA Media Manager

 “To be honest, It’s still pretty raw”

Words from a President discussing the loss of one of his own.

During a lengthy discussion with Heatherdale Cricket Club President Andrew Grealy, it become increasingly evident just what Steve Creighton meant to not only the Heatherdale family but the wider community.

“The Guv” as he was affectionately known, a life member of the ‘Dales passed away in July of this year following a blood clot in his lungs.

“It hasn’t been easy that’s for sure in terms of having a chance to grieve, or even a chance to say a proper goodbye.”

The Heatherdale community was rocked by Guv’s passing, however given current restrictions found themselves unable to come together to celebrate his life. That was until close friends and club mates Kevin Oakey and Tony Johns engaged the club in “The Long Run.”


The Long Run is a month-long initiative run by the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia which aims to build awareness and raise much needed funds for ongoing research into Prostrate Cancer.
Learn More: https://www.thelongrun.org.au/about-us

During September 2020, Steve completed the month-long fundraiser supported by members of the local community and raised $6000, in 2021 Heatherdale banded together and raised upwards of $26,000 placing them in the top 5 of all contributors to the campaign.

Grealy felt it was a way for the club to come together as one in a time where that is becoming increasingly difficult.

“Put simply, its coming together for Guv – he just viewed everyone the same”

“We didn’t even think twice, what can we do to find ways where we can stay connected to each other but also find a way to honour Guv’s memory.”

Some gave what they could, others went above and beyond raising more hundreds of dollars for the cause in honour of their great friend whilst pounding the pavement over the month.

Teammate and good friend Jack Ujma walked often with the Guv and made it his mission to honour Steve in the right manner.

“Not being able to come together and come to terms with it has been really difficult, and in a way I think I still haven’t properly acknowledged his passing”

“Steve cared a lot for the charity, for obvious reasons with his own battle, plus I think it helped a lot of guys from the club to come to terms with losing a great mate.”

Ujma raised more than $2000 for the cause and totalled stomped more than 250km in the month of September. Grealy believes the support for the initiative speaks volumes of the Dales culture

“It’s about living up to our values, being a family organisation and caring for one another – that’s what we do”

A mad Demons man, Creighton unfortunately missed the drought breaking Melbourne Premiership a couple of weeks ago, Grealy shared a thought about his good friend following the final siren of the AFL Grand Final.

“We were so glad that he got to see Liverpool win, and then I think very quickly the attention turned to the Dees getting up.”

“You can almost picture how the Guv would speak about it, he would be a very happy man.”

If omens are anything to go by, could the Guv pull the strings one more time and give Heatherdale yet another crack at the McIntosh Shield title?

Heatherdale will turn their attention to the forthcoming 2021/22 season with a homecoming of a couple of favourite sons as well as a pavilion re-development just about to begin its sure to be a big season at Purches Street.

You can still donate to the cause https://www.thelongrun.org.au/fundraisers/HeatherdaleRunsforGuv

The BHRDCA is excited to announce a partnership with Guardian for Covid19 requirements.

The BHRDCA is excited to announce a partnership with Guardian for Covid19 requirements.
Guardian are offering several packages which include signage ( image only) along with product only packages.
The turn around for product ONLY will be within a week. (advertising board – personalised for your club TBC)
More information to follow this week, All information will be sent to your club Presidents & Secretaries.
 
To order product for you club you can shop online from https://guardian.retailings.com.au/
Please use a discount code at check out for refills or additional items, it is “hd2”
 
You will need to email direct to organise your personalised club advertising board. guardian@retailings.com.au
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Welcome to new sponsor AFT (Australian Foams & Tapes)

Welcome to new sponsor AFT (Australian Foams & Tapes)
Check out the Competition on our facebook page, this is a aimed to help with covid requirements.
Please be sure to like and share so your club is in the running!
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Cricket Victoria COVID Sept 25 update

CV have presented to more than 1000 people on Webinars this week and a lot of BHRDCA clubs and people attended.

The situation continues to evolve and change daily and Sunday will see further announcements. That will lead to more discussions next week where CV will ensure we are best placed to commence the season.

There are a number of guidelines around return to play where the initial Government advice did not make sense to cricket people. No spectators and no equipment sharing (especially for juniors) are good examples. CV are addressing these issues and seeking clarification.

Regional cricket is due to commence competition in mid October so we will have real data to help us start our season.

The next few weeks will provide greater clarity towards our goal of starting the season on November 14.

We ask all to hang in there, we are getting close to training and playing.

Stay safe.    BHRDCA CoM

BHRDCA return to play update

With recent Government announcements, and assuming health metrics are met, we are planning for:

  1. Outdoor training can resume October 26, exact size of group(s) are to be determined
  2. Matches will commence November 14

A working party of 7 club presidents and the CoM have determined:

  1. Play will commence on Saturday November 14, under the assumption health metrics are met and the rules of the day allow
  2. The season will consist of 14 one day games, including finals, there will be no two day cricket
  3. 80 and 70 over grades only will be offered in the one day format

Junior cricket will be aiming for the same start date pending further information and understanding they can probably cope with less pre season. Juniors are a little different from a fixturing perspective with the need to work more closely with RDCA & ECA. Veterans cricket is to be advised but will take a strong lead from Saturday afternoon cricket in terms of timing.

The season start date and one day cricket only is consistent with Cricket Victoria recommendations and also aligned with other metropolitan competitions.

There are ongoing meetings between Cricket Victoria along with state and local government seeking clarification about resumption of training and matches. We are also seeking clarification on Covid practices clubs and venues will need to have in place to ensure training and games can proceed.

Continual updates are being shared with your club presidents and will be provided as the picture becomes clearer.

With regional Victoria easing restrictions, including non contact sport commencing, as well as other states, and territories, starting their seasons we will have real examples of how the new environment looks and operates to help us get our season going.

Stay safe.  BHRDCA CoM

 

Safeguarding Children/Young People

All Clubs,

A new link has been established on the BHRDCA Website, under Club & Playing Resources > Policies > Safeguarding Children/Young People to provide an overview of the BHRDCA’s adoption of the new CA policy for safeguarding Children and Young people. It includes the PowerPoint presentation conducted by Clint Kennon (CV Cricket Mgr.) as a component of the new Policy and the extract of confirmation from the most recent BHRDCA CoM Minutes indicating that the policy was formally adopted by the CoM.

All Clubs are required to commence the processes associated with compliance of the policy immediately.

Further inquiries on the implementation of the policy at your Club should be directed to Clint Kennon (CV Cricket Mgr.) on 0473 040 593.

BHRDCA CoM.

Child Safety & Eastern Metro Regions presentations

All Clubs,

Please find below links for you to communicate among your members to the two presentations conducted by Clint Kennon (Inner East Cricket Mgr.) at Tuesday nights BHRDCA President’s Meeting.

Clubs Document

Safeguarding Children and Young People – Region and Association Forums

Any follow up inquiries on either of these presentations should be made to Clint on 0473 040 593

BHRDCA CoM

 

2018/19 MyCricket Season set

All Clubs & MyCricket Administrators,

Having completed all administration and closed all outstanding matches for the 2017/18 season, the administration season for MyCricket has now been set to 2018/19, as has the default MyCricket season for all BHRDCA Member Clubs.

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

Regards,

BHRDCA CoM

2017/18 MyCricket season set

To all Clubs & MyCricket Administrators,

Having completed all administration and closed all outstanding matches for the 2016/17 season, the administration season for MyCricket has now been set to 2017/18, as has the default MyCricket season for all BHRDCA Member Clubs.

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

Regards,

BHRDCA CoM

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