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HCC Juniors Newsletter (2018 Season)

9 months ago By Will Ray

Junior Cricketers - Welcome to the 2018 season at Hertford Cricket Club!

Dear Parent/Cricketer,

Welcome to the new season. We are looking forward to an exciting season and continuing to build on our development program from last season.

Notable highlights from 2017 include the U9’s, U14’s and U15’s reaching the knockout stages of the Herts Junior League Competition. Also, our U15’s side hosted Voorburg CC from Holland. As you can see from the note below, they thoroughly enjoyed the day at Herford and would welcome any of our age groups to visit/tour in the near future:

We should like to thank you very much for the generous hospitality which we experienced during our visit to Hertford and surroundings.

Hertford CC is a beautiful club with wonderful people who have given our children an unforgettable experience. The cricket match between our U15 teams had a high standard and a deserved winner. The sandwiches, pizzas, coffee, tea and drinks after the match underlined your wonderful hospitality for which we thank you dearly. Please feel free to visit our club Voorburg CC on the outskirts of the Hague any time in the hopefully near future. Best regards,

Patrick and Dorith de Leede

The junior section is our club’s pride and joy. If your child shows a spark of interest in the game, we believe we can turn that into a lifelong passion. We have approximately 170 young cricketers of all ages and of all abilities.

Our main aim is for children to enjoy playing the game but we also take their safety and wellbeing very seriously. Hertford Cricket Club has now been Clubmark accredited for 13 years and we successfully completed our renewal last season.

The ECB Clubmark scheme covers:

  • Duty of care and safeguarding children
  • The Cricket programme
  • Knowing your club and its community
  • Club management

We are inspected every 3 years for re-accreditation (next renewal 2020).

Summer Training commences from the week beginning 17th April, 6pm to 7.30pm:
U9 - Friday - Alex Prentice
U10 - Sunday (2pm -3.30pm) - Karl Baker
U11 - Friday - Julian Alliott
U12 - Friday - Graham Smith
U13 - Friday - Scott Ruskin
U14 - Monday - Dan Morgan
U15 - Tuesday - Phil Underdown

The Clubhouse and Bar will be open every Friday during the Season and we will endeavour to have the Bar available for all Home matches during the remainder of the week where possible.

Summer training and matches run from mid-April through to late July.
The U10’s and U12’s will also be entered into the Lancot Trophy Tournament held at Dunstable.

Players in the under-13 squad and older are able to play senior cricket in addition to junior cricket. There is no additional cost to their junior membership subscription.

All Stars Cricket
We are implementing the ECB All Stars Cricket program for children aged 5 – 8. This will run for 8 weeks from Sunday 13th May, 10.00am – 11.00am. First Team player Jon Ryan will be the lead Activator.

Please visit the following website for full details, register and pay online:
www.ecb.co.uk/play/all-stars/parents

Membership Night Thursday 29th March 2018 from 7pm at main pavilion (U9 – U15’s)

Membership Fees this year will be as follows:-

  • First Junior - £100
  • Second Sibling - £60

Membership fees include all summer training (and additional sessions by SR), any match fees, playing and training equipment and Family Membership of the cricket club.

This year we are also including a Stuart Surridge playing shirt with our new sponsor’s logo as well as a discount card for the Restaurant. Please supply your child’s name and shirt size (refer to kit suppliers website address below for sizes and size guide) to your age group manager.

Please confirm details ASAP to give us every opportunity to ensure shirts are ready for the first match of the season. We will then distribute once Membership Fee is paid.
Tylers cut-off dates are 1st and 15th of the month and they need 10 working days to embroider
the shirts.

Kwik Cricket - £4 (per session) paid on the day
Kwik Cricket commences Sunday 13th May, 10am to 12noon for 11 weeks

If you are unable to attend the membership night, you can transfer payment directly into the Clubs account:

Account Name: Hertford Cricket Club
Account Number: 31389637
Sort Code: 40 24 13
Reference: Child’s surname and age group e.g. A Smith U13

Please bring along the completed membership form (new members or change of details such as contact and medical information) on either the membership evening or first summer training session.

Easter Camp & Summer Camp
The Easter Camp will be held on the 11th – 13th April 2018 (3 days).
Summer Camp will be held 30th July – 3rd August 2018 (5 days).
Information and application forms will be sent out to all Junior parents.

Coaching
Paul Williams (Level 2 coach) will be overseeing the Managers and Coaches of the U9, U10 and U11's. Introducing fielding drills, organizing wicket keeper practice via senior players and providing technical support for batting and bowling.

Cliff Cavener (Level 2 coach) will have a similar role with the U12, U13, U14 and U15's.

Scott Ruskin (Level 2 Coach) is looking to implement an Academy for the ‘promising’ juniors (long term goal). This season he will be organising additional coaching sessions for each age group on a rotation basis. Managers will be requested to nominate a maximum of 10 juniors, not necessarily the better ones but those that would benefit from additional training. To be held Sunday morning 10-11.30am in the nets.

Kit Supplier
http://www.tylers-sportswear.co.uk/Catalogue/Sports-Webshops/Cricket-Clubs/Hertford-CC

Playing and Training kit. Click Sport Webshops, drop down box cricket clubs, select Hertford CC

Sponsor
Loch Fyne

Fundraising / Socials for 2018
TBA

Volunteering
We do place heavy reliance on volunteers (usually parents) to manage and coach teams. Without these volunteers we would be unable to fulfill fixtures at any given age group.

We always need people to help manage, assist in coaching at all age groups. Managing involves selecting a squad for a match, overseeing the squad and may be umpiring or scoring the match. If you are interested and would like more information please contact the age group coach or myself.

We are also seeking Parents to help with the following roles - organising fund raising, administration duties (Junior Player database, chase outstanding subscriptions, take minutes at meetings (no more than 4 a year). Assist current Child Welfare Officer, update website with junior colts’ news/match reports/socials.

If you are interested and would like more information please contact the age group coach or myself.

Jamie Lawrance – Junior Chairman (Email: lawrancej@ntlworld.com) (07731 654575)
Jane Siegmund – Child Welfare Officer (Email: j.siegmund@ntlworld.com) (07789 434015)

Updated 13:08 - 22 Mar 2018 by Will Ray

Where next?

HCC March Newsletter (2018 Season) (Part 1) This is part 1 of the newsletter - part 2 coming tomorrow!
All Stars Cricket We will be running the All Stars Cricket at Hertford Cricket Club for children aged 5-8 from the 13 May for 8 consecutive weeks. 10am -11am.

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