THE Gretna Cricket Club will be fielding Under 13s, Under 15s and Under 17s teams in the 2012-13 Cricket Tasmania Youth League Competition. The season is due to start on October 28. The Under 13s will be coached by Darren Stevenson and the Under 15s by Owen Browning. The Under 17s coach is still to be named.
A registration and training session will be held at 4.30pm this Tuesday, September 25, at the Gretna Sportsground. Further training sessions will be as follows: Under 13s every Friday at 4.30; Under 15s & Under 17s every Tuesday at 4.30pm.
The Registration fee for the 2012-13 season will again be $30. This covers insurance, affiliation fees, cricket equipment and trophies. Playing shirts cost $35 and hats $15. If you have more than two children wishing to play with the Gretna juniors, you will only be required to pay for the first two. Any additional children will be free. The $30 does not have to be paid on the registration day, but if you are able to, it would be much appreciated by the club.
If your child is unable to attend the first training session and registration day, just give me a call and I will add them to the list. This will help as the teams need to be nominated by October 2.
ELIGIBILITY: Players wishing to participate in the Cricket Tasmania Youth League competition must be under the specified age as at September 1, 2012, for each age group. For example, if your child turned 15 before September 1, he or she would need to play in the Under 17 team. It is recommended that children be at least 10 before playing in the Under 13s but if you think your child is capable of playing in this age group, please feel free to bring him or her along. If your child is too old for an age group and you feel he/she should play back, I can request a dispensation to Cricket Tasmania. They will take into account how old your child is and how many players we have for that age group.
All games are played on a Sunday, with the U/13s starting at 9am and finishing at noon. The U/15s and U/17s are from 12.30-5.30pm. The U/13s play nine players a side and use the 20/Twenty rules (20 overs). The U/15s and U/17s field 11 players a side under normal rules (40 overs).
Like last season, we will be working with Glenora District High School to run a MILO in2CRICKET program for boys and girls aged 5 to 10 years. The Gretna Cricket Club is an equal opportunity club that strongly encourages both boys and girls to participate.