Fantasy Reminder – Less than a week to go

Roo Family,

It is now less than a week before the first game of the season. And with that, it means that there is only so much time left to get yourself signed up to WDCC Fantasy and get your team in! Selection night for the first round will be this Thursday, but you can change your team as many times as you like without penalty until the cut-off – THIS SATURDAY morning.

Like last year weekly cut-offs are set for 9am Saturdays, with any changes made after this point applying to the following week.

Jump on over to https://wanneroo-districts.fantasyclubcricket.co.uk/ to have a look, sign up and start selecting your team. If you played last year, your details will be the same.

Fantasy this year is open to all of the WDCC family. Players, past players, members, our team of beloved support staff, parents, juniors and WAGs are invited to take part. Fantasy is a great part of the social side of the club, so harness your competitive side and get yourself and your friends involved.

Entry cost is at $20 per team, which can be paid to me in cash or via account transfer (contact me for details). If you pay before the first game you will receive a BONUS 100 POINTS!
Prizes will once again be based on the numbers that are taking part.

Cheers all!

WDCC Juniors Season Cap Presentation

Committee, Senior Players, Sponsors and supporters are all welcome to come and attend the WDCC Junior 2018/19 season cap presentation.

This will be inaugural cap presentation for our Girls and Futures squads plus presentations for the new players in U13, U14, U15 and our U17 squads.

WDCC 2018/19 Season Junior Cap Presentation
Date: Sunday 30th September
Venue: WDCC Clubrooms
Time: 10:30am
Food: A sausage sizzle will be provided for the players, coaches and managers.
Refreshments: The bar will be open.

WACA MRA Representative

Congratulations to WDCC’s Aryan Varsani on his selection in the WACA MRA Team to play against a visiting NZ School at Murdoch on Friday 28th September.

Well done Aryan!

Fantasy 2018/19

Firstly a reminder of what happened last year.
In a completely dominant season performance, it was our own Robert ‘Fairfather’ Fairchild who took the glory… (further information redacted as none of the top three could make it to the awards night and Minister for Fantasy is still a little bitter about that).

Now for this season. Come one, come all, WDCC Fantasy 2018/19 is open for business! And I am happy to announce that the program has been updated with some new features that address some of the feedback from last year. Jump on over to https://wanneroo-districts.fantasyclubcricket.co.uk/ to have a look, sign up and start selecting your team. If you played last year, your details will be the same. For those of us that like myself have a sieve memory, your password can be reset.

There have been some rule changes, all this can be seen under the Rules tab. I have updated all potential senior players available for selection. If you notice that you or another player are not on the list, or someone that should be removed please let me know ASAP and I will fix it.

Fantasy this year is open to all of the WDCC family. Players, past players, members, our team of beloved support staff, parents, juniors and WAGs are invited to take part. Fantasy is a great part of the social side of the club, so harness your competitive side and get yourself and your friends involved.

Entry cost is at $20 per team, which can be paid to me in cash or via account transfer (contact me for details). If you pay before the first game you will receive a BONUS 100 POINTS!
Prizes will once again be based on the numbers that are taking part. I will announce this upon season launch.

Lastly, to the players and coaches, well done on the attitude and dedication shown during our pre-season sessions so far. Let’s keep building and we can enjoy another successful season!

Last Season Results

Players = 45

1st Place: Robert Fairchild
2nd Place: Nathan Henry
3rd Place: Mike Ardagh
Top (non-WDCC player) Team: Aimee Fairchild
Wooden Spoon: Bailey Nylander

Highest scoring Players
Batter: Matthew Spoors
Bowler: Mike Ardagh
All Rounder: Donavinn Fryer
WK: Christian Smith

Most valuable player (total points / original cost): Matthew Purcell

Kingsway Grounds Update

As many people are aware, we will not be using Kingsway until midway through November (weather permitting).

We have been trying to get a light roller onto the pitches to begin the ‘bedding in’ process. Unfortunately the weather has conspired against us and we have been unable to start this task.

We have, however, been fertilising and trimming the decks as per the handover instructions from Turfcare WA. The bedding in process takes time and requires patience to get it right.

The WDCC Committee have been in regular contact with the Wanneroo shire, who have been very helpful with any requests and with keeping WDCC groundstaff & committee updated during the installation process.

We as a club are lucky to have a shire that shares our vision to make our facilities a premier asset for our cricket club, the WACA, and the Wanneroo Shire.

Further updates will be posted as pitch preparation progresses.

Darch Physio

To launch their partnership with the WDCC, Darch Physio is offering all WDCC players (juniors and seniors) a musculoskeletal screening package which will involve two separate physiotherapy sessions as follows:

  • 1 x 45 min session to complete a musculoskeletal screening relevant to cricket; and
  • 1 x 30 min session to review the screening and prescribe an individualised exercise program to address any issues that have been identified.

A musculoskeletal screening is a series of tests relevant to a particular sport that is performed by Physiotherapists on their athletes. Sports Physiotherapists at Darch Physio have experience in performing musculoskeletal screening specific to cricket, Australian football and netball. The musculoskeletal screening serves two main purposes for the athlete:

  1. Prevention of injury
  2. Enhancing performance

The cost of this package for players at WDCC will be $100 ($50 each session which is rebatable through private health insurance).

To book your musculoskeletal screening package, please call Darch Physio on 93034111. Please note, the package will not be available using online bookings.

For more information on Darch Physio, visit their website: darchphysio.com.au

A huge WDCC welcome to Darch Physio as sponsors and preferred club Physiotherapists, and thanks for this generous offer.

 

WACA Female Premier Cricket Youth League

Wanneroo DCC have successfully applied and been accepted into the WACA Female Premier Cricket Youth League!

WDCC are one of 6 clubs approved for the 2018-19 season, which begins on the 4th November and ends with Grand Finals towards the end of March.

Our inclusion is based on the successful foundation we have as part of the Mike Hussey Cricket Academy which provides dedicated coaching for talented girls from the age of 12 upwards.

Congratulations, and a huge thankyou to Keith Atkinson, Andy Stewart, Sarah Clear and Greg Williams for all their efforts to get this team up and running!

 

WA U17s Representative

Congratulations to WDCC’s Michael Herbst on his selection in the WA U17s team to compete in the National Championships in Mackay & Brisbane in October.

Well done Michael!

Preseason Training

2018-19 Senior Preseason training will officially launch on Wednesday 1st August at Kingsway.

Senior Preseason training will be held as per:
• Sundays: 10am to 11am at Nodes Beach Park, Hillarys;
• Mondays: 5pm to 8pm at Kingsway;
• Wednesdays: 5pm to 8pm at Kingsway.

Sunday sessions are for all senior players and U/17s. Monday/Wednesday sessions have attendees allocated. If you are unsure of which group you are in, contact Joel Charles.

For more information, click here: wanneroodcc.com.au/training-info/