HCCC News - Sept 26 2022
The season is fast approaching and we thought it time to update you on a few things.
HCCC Chairs Welcome
On behalf of the Management Committee I would like to welcome you all to the 2022–23 season. In the coming season we look forward to creating an environment where all of our cricketers, junior and senior grow and develop their game and thoroughly enjoy participating in the great game of cricket.
During 2021–22 season at Hibiscus Coast Cricket Club we saw the community enjoy some normality after a torrid couple of years with Covid. The sun was out, the sound of the ball hitting willow, and the laughing and buzz of our juniors excited at being active on the cricket ovals around the region was great to see.
We saw some growth of our senior teams with the premiers and reserves proving to be competitive and hardworking on the field while also having fun off the field. We saw some exceptional performances from our rangatahi in the summer series, and some fantastic support through managers, coaches and parents on the side-lines.
During 2022-23 we aim to continue to consolidate on the above and in particular focus on:
- Continuing to provide fun appropriate training opportunities for all our participants especially aiming to provide opportunities to better assist and support our volunteer coaches;
- Continuing our focus on growing the participation in Junior Cricket, especially with girls in our region being introduced to the game;
- Providing enhanced coaching development opportunities and resources;
- Continuing to support the performance teams to continuously improve.
We are looking for more volunteers, junior coordinators, coaches, partners, and opportunities in our community to engage so please get in touch if you want to support this growing club.
Finally I point you to our values and outcomes for our club developed last year:
<Our Values picture, Our Outcomes picture>
I finish with a quote from the great Jonty Rhodes:
“I’m convinced things will go much better if the players smile and have some fun on the field rather than acting like wound-up springs”
All the best for an enjoyable season.
Ngā mihi nui
Registrations and Teams
Registrations are coming in steadily. If you have not yet registered but are intending to please do so as soon as possible as we are beginning to form teams https://www.hibiscuscricket.co.nz/register. We hope to have the majority of our junior hardball teams named by the 15th October - 2 weeks before the first game. Seniors will be named sooner. Superstar players will be grouped approx a week before the first session.
Note: To attend training you must be registered with the club for this current season.
- Presidents - Wednesday 6pm (weather dependant) at Metro Park
- All other senior teams - Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5.30-7.30pm (weather dependant) at Metro Park.
Junior hardball trainings will start during the school holidays for those that are around.
- U10 – Tuesday 4th October and 11th October, 4pm at Metro Park nets
- U11 – Wednesday 5th October and 12th October, 4pm at Metro Park nets
- U12 and U13 – Thursday 6th October and 13th October, 4pm at Metro Park nets
Once term 4 resumes there will be the usual weekly training sessions, days and times TBC
Superstar skills and games – you will start on Friday 4th November
Rodney/Warkworth based teams will be advised of your training days and times separately.
Senior - preseason games start on Saturday 1st October
Junior hardball players - We have arranged pre-season games against our Rodney based teams for Saturday October 15th. We will send information out separately about this to find out who is available for these matches.
New to the club? Last years shirt too small? Want training gear or a hoodie?
We will be holding a uniform day on Sunday 16th 2.30-4.30pm at Victor Eaves Park
If you have uniform that is too small you can donate it to the club to sell second hand or we can sell on your behalf. Get in touch with Amanda or Gair before the 16th.
Prem and Prem Reserve Players - coloured uniform is supplied though you are able to purchase your own, required to purchase white HCCC uniform
Seniors grade, one-day teams - a white HCCC shirt is required
Junior Hardball Players - maroon HCCC playing shirt is required
Superstar players - no uniform required
As well as playing shirts we will have a selection of club hoodies and training gear available for purchase. If you are not able to make it on the 16th please get in touch.
Some of you will have received emails from NZ Cricket or seen advertising about the move from CricHQ to using PlayHQ for scoring of games etc.
PlayHQ is an Australian based software company and we have been busy learning about the new system over the winter. It is used for registrations (we use FriendlyManager as our primary registration system), team management and e-scoring. Before the beginning of the season we will be sending links out to registered players asking them to also register with PlayHQ. This needs to be done at least a week before the first games so that we can create the teams in PlayHQ so live scoring can happen. Please note there are different links for seniors, juniors and superstar players.
Coaches / Managers / Scorers / Umpires
We can't get through the season without our volunteers who coach, manage teams, score and umpire. Every team needs at least 2 people who can score the game and at least 2 that can umpire to share the load. We will be sending information out about different training opportunities for the above volunteers soon. It will be imperative that team scorers especially, attend the training sessions as PlayHQ is quite different to the CricHQ system.
<Taupo Invitational Team Photo>
2022 Cricket Express Taupo Spring Invitational
A mixed team of youth and seniors headed down to Taupo on Friday to play in the 2022 Cricket Express Taupo Spring Invitational. They played 4 T20 matches over Saturday and Sunday and for many of them these were the first games they have played this season.
They came away with two losses and two wins. A great result this early in the season. Well done boys.
As always, if you have any questions or queries please get in touch - firstname.lastname@example.org
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