Deon Billington Selected in WA U17s

Congratulations to Deon “Lando” Billington on his selection in the 2017/18 WA Under 17 team.

The team will compete in the National Championship to be held in Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast from September 25 to October 5.

Well done Deon you Mighty Roo!

Tasmanian Rookie Contract for Aaron Summers

Congratulations to Aaron Summers for obtaining a Rookie Contract with the Tasmanian Tigers for the 2017-18 Season!

Aaron was invited to the Tigers after being identified by Ryan Harris at the Northern Territory Strike League during the Winter.

For full details, visit

Well done Aaron you Mighty Roo!

WACA Rookie Contract for Matthew Spoors

Congratulations to Matthew “Anthrax” Spoors on obtaining a Rookie Contract with the Western Warriors!

Matt has been added to the WACA Rookie list after impressing the selection panel as the only WA representative in the Australian Under-19 side earlier this year.

For full details, visit

Well done Matt you Mighty Roo!

Seniors Training 5:50pm Wed 9th August

Seniors Training will start at 5:50pm at the shed tonight instead of 5pm due to the weather.

Bring a towel.

Joel Charles
Seniors Head Coach
Wanneroo Districts Cricket Club

WDCC Fitness Program Update

Sean King has decided to take a step back from running the fitness program this season. For about the past 10 years Kingy has provided massive support and expertise regarding our pre season fitness regime and has managed to remain a very well liked member of the coaching staff even while tormenting players for 10 preseasons. He was a major part of WDCCs two 1st grade premierships and keen support for developing players as colts coach in the last few seasons.

Sean will remain involved on a smaller scale as net captain throughout the season and will therefore still remain in a position to help the club achieve its goals. Thanks Kingy!

Joel Carnie has agreed to step into Kingy’s large pre season shoes and is delighted to be the man preparing the fitness of our players for the coming season. His positive nature and willingness to see people better themselves will be what we need to fill that hole left by Kingy. Welcome JC!

Joel Charles
Senior Head Coach
Wanneroo Districts Cricket Club

Senior Preseason Training

Commencing on Monday 7th August and finishing on Wednesday 27th September, Senior preseason training will be held at Kingsway Cricket Ground:

• Every Monday and Wednesday from 5pm to 8pm;
• Every Sunday from 9:30am to 11am

This training is mandatory for all current and prospective Senior and U17s WDCC players.

Training details can be found here:

2017-18 Senior Coaching Staff Announced

Wanneroo DCC is proud to present the Senior Coaching Staff for the 2017-18 season:

Head Coach: Joel Charles

A 200 + Game Wanneroo DCC legend with 3 – A grade Premierships to his name, all 3 that the club has won! Also Captained the 2011-12 Premiership. Joel comes back to us as head coach after 3 years away with work commitments, a very well respected life member and pillar of our great cricket club. We are all excited to see how Joel and his team of coaches go this season implementing their ideas and structures to help move the club forward towards our next great triumph!

Assistant Coach: Brendan Danaher
An experienced coach and great leader throughout his time in charge of the WDCC junior program, an uncanny ability to both listen and guide young cricketers has been some of his best trademarks. Brendon plied his junior career at WDCC in the 90’s before taking a 15 year hiatus then returning and being an integral part of the WDCC junior program and coaching our ever successful U15 & U17 teams. Due to his vast experience with the Juniors, Joel has bought Brendon in as Assistant Coach to not just integrate the juniors into the senior program but also support Joel in senior development.

Fitness Coach: Sean King
Sean King has been the Assistant Coach and Strength & Conditioning Coach at Wanneroo for 9 years. King was an inaugural squad member of the West Coast Eagles, and was a “ball magnet” for the West Perth Falcons. His discipline and hard-working attitude earns him the highest of respect from everyone at the club.

Batting Coach: HD Ackerman
HD had a wonderful First Class career that spanned 16 years & 2 countries, 14625 runs @ 43.65, 40 centuries and a top score of 309*. Need we say anymore of his cricket acumen! HD also played 4 Tests for his native South Africa between 1998 and 2001 with a top score of 57. After leaving the UK in 2009 HD moved back to South Africa and worked in the media before deciding he wanted a sea change and a permanent move to Australia ensued in late 2016. HD is Head of Sport at the prestigious Guildford Grammar School, as well as recently achieving his Level 3 ticket in coaching with Cricket Australia in June in Brisbane. It is our honour to have someone of HD’s experience, standing and ability at WDCC in 2017-18, Welcome HD!

Bowling Coach: Mitchell Johnson
There’s not much we can say that people don’t already know about this man. A once in a generation cricketer, a man who has just about won everything that can be won in the professional cricket world, but more importantly, he is our Mitch at WDCC and has been for coming up 10 years since moving from Queensland. Mitch will be working with our young bowling group this season and imparting his extensive knowledge to all in sundry, we are very spoilt and honoured to have Mitch on board this season helping our great club!

WACA U15 Development Program

Congratulations to Wanneroo DCC cricketers Mitchell Slattery and Aryan Varsani on their selection in the WACA U15 Development Program.

The U15 program will run for nineteen weeks from August to December inclusive. Players will have access to small group and full squad coaching sessions with WACA Talent Development Co-ordinators and specialist coaches. The squad will also play at the U15 Talent Carnival in January.

Well done Mitch and Aryan!

Ride to Conquer Cancer

Hi All,

We all know that cancer is a terrible disease that has taken many a loved one and as a club we have seen some of our members effected by it over the years.

Brendan Morton and family have been a part of WDCC for many years with both boys playing junior and senior cricket for the ROOS.

Unfortunately they lost their mother and wife Claire to cancer a short time ago so I feel Brendan’s passion for trying to raise not only awareness but money to assist in the research for a cure.

Lets all try a get on board and help Brendan meet that goal of $3000.00.

Onya Morts !!

Norm Fawcett


A message from Brendan Morton

Cancer sucks! We all know that – and we all know someone who has been impacted by it! It is personal for me – but I would love to help someone, from feeling that impact in the future.

Can you help?

I did a 200 km ride last year in a team of 18 – and our team raised over $40,000. This year there will be over 30 riders in the team – each of us with our own story. The beneficially of the fundraising is the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research – and I believe this to be very worthwhile. Through this event, I can help prevent other families from having to struggle with this disease.
I understand that you all have multiple requests for donations – but if you can help in even a small way, it will be both appreciated by me – and also go to a great cause. My goal is raise $3,000.

Click the link at the bottom of this email to donate to me online. If you prefer, you can print out a donation form on my Personal Page. Thank you so much for supporting my Ride!


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