The junior 2018/19 cricket season is just around the corner, with pre-season starting soon. We are seeking all previous and new junior cricketers (ages 8 to 17) to join the club. Spread the word, please bring your friends, even to just try out the Roosters junior program during the pre-season and hear about the improvements to the comp.
A key change the NMCA have introduced is even age groups of under 10, 12, 14, 16.5 and 18. The NMCA are also adopting the new Cricket Australia Pathways program - this will result in exciting changes to u10s and u12s in particular this season, to help maximise participation, skill development and opportunities for all kids to have fun.
The cut off date for determining age groups is 1 September. However, there is some flexibility based on skill level, as the emphasis is on a child’s level of development rather than strictly on age.
The NMCA is yet to resolve the final playing schedule (starts next term), although under 10s matches are likely to be on Monday evenings and the rest of the age groups will generally play on Friday evenings with the odd Sunday morning game.
A few key messages and contacts for the season:
Online Registration is OPEN
Registration is open and so easy to do. Please click here to register (it takes about 2 minutes): https://www.playcricket.com.au/club-finder/club-details?Id=1389&postcode=3079&disablity=1,2,4,8,16
Early Bird fee discounts apply before 10 September.
Junior Coaching Coordinators:
Pre-season training dates
The season starts in early term 4 so we are starting preseason training in early September. The days and times for each of the age groups are outlined below.
Under 14s - Training starts Wednesday (5pm - 6:30pm) 5th September, & continues Wed 12th, 19th, 26th Sept, (possibly 3rd Oct) and 10th October
Under 12s - Training starts Saturday (9:30am - 11am) 8th September, then Friday (4:45pm - 6pm) 14th, 21st September, then Friday 5th and 12th October
Under 10s - Training starts Tuesday (4:45 - 6pm) 11th September, & continues Tues 18th, 25th Sept, then Saturday (9:30 - 11am) 6th and 13th October.
Under 16.5s & 18 - TBC
If you have any questions about training times or playing groups please contact one of the coaching coordinators.
Season Launch & BBQ - 9th September
The Roosters Junior Season Launch will be Sunday 9th September 10am -12pm. All the family are invited for a free BBQ. Roosters playing shirts and caps will be available for purchase.
We are always eager to have new parents get involved with our junior teams, including coaching. So if you are interested, please let us know.
Finally, please spread the word and let your friends know that cricket is starting soon and we are looking for new players (boys & girls) to get on board. We hope to see you all at pre-season training (dates above) and the 9th September season launch BBQ!