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Winter News

Winter is almost over and we’re starting to see some warmer weather and sunshine, which means we’re just a little closer to the cricket season. So what’s been happening around Glenunga Cricket Club during the off-season?

The committee has been hard at work during the winter break, in fact planning for the 2023/24 season started back just two weeks after last season’s end!

Juniors
Last season we were the second largest Junior Blasters centre in North East Adelaide, as well as the second largest for Master Blasters in SA and first in the North East Adelaide area, introducing cricket to a lot of new kids to a wonderful game. Of which some have come to play Under 10s at Glenunga this year!
We saw the Under 12 Supernovas make it to their grand final, as well as the Under 16 White team make it through to theirs, see some photos from the day here. We also had another successful and fun Juniors Presentation Day at the HUB.

In case you missed it, some of the past Glenunga Juniors popped up in the inaugural Under 19 Premier Cricket squad and got to spend some time with Australian Wicket Keeper, Alex Carey. See if you can spot them!

Seniors
Senior cricket enjoyed a successful year, both the LO3 and LO5 teams made it to the grand finals but were unable to bring home any silverware. Our C1 development team saw some of the young guns from our Juniors perform in Senior cricket with the bat and the ball, as well as some of the old blokes getting runs in there too! The senior sides performed well across all grades with a total of 34 half-centuries between them, and some centuries and near misses as well. Both Kassapa Kariyawasam and Rohan Balasuriya took out the Batting awards from the Adelaide Turf Cricket Association.

What’s next in 2023/24?

Registrations
The wheels are in motion at Glenunga Cricket Club, Junior registrations opened on July 1st and filled up fast, we’ve only placed left for those who wish to play in Under 10s! But it’s a good sign that our Juniors are going strong. Seniors are still taking registrations, but make sure to get in early as there are still teething issues with PlayHQ.

Clothing Portal & Orders
The clothing portal through Nelson Teamwear is expected to reopen in Mid-September for Round 2 of orders for those who missed out earlier, and Round 1 orders back in July are expected to be here before the season starts. Stay tuned to hear more when it’s open and when the other orders arrive!

AGM
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is only a few weeks away, taking place at 6.30pm, Thursday, September 14th in the Margaret Bond Room 1 (MB1) at Glenunga Hub.
The AGM is a chance to see the club’s direction for the future, its goals and financial health, and also the election of committee members. If you think you have some skills the club could use and want to join the committee, or want to coach the juniors please get in touch with us via the email link at the bottom of the newsletter.

Preseason Training
Preseason Training has already started with Seniors, Under16s and Under14s kicking off in the Favell-Dansie Indoor Centre at Adelaide Oval, with Under 12s and Under 10s to start soon.

Sponsorship
This year we continue our major sponsorship with Livability Care Australia, who are doing wonderful things for those with disabilities. We’ve also got Accru Harris Orchard, Leaver & Son, The Arkaba Hotel, MacGregor Architecture and BIY Construction Supplies on board again.

We welcome to the family Hakea Landscape & Revegetation Services, as well as the Johnson Turf Group who will be curating our turf wickets!

Senior Coach
For Senior Cricket, we welcome James (Jim) Munting as the Senior Coach, Jim took over as Senior Coach during last season and is part of our A Grade (B2) team. Jim comes from a long cricketing background with several family members playing shield cricket, as well as Jim having a crack himself. He’s also got plenty of grade cricket experience under his belt with a First Grade shield Win with Glenelg back in 2012-13, several seasons of grade cricket with Manly-Warringah District Cricket Club, as well as Second XI for SA and NSW. Jim has been keen all winter to get back into it and continue to work with the senior cricketers to bring a premiership to Glenunga, and he’s also working with our Under 16s to develop their skills who are joining in with Seniors this year for training.

Stay tuned for more news coming soon, and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates and photos throughout the season.

Registrations open for 2023/24 season!

Hello Glenunga Cricketers!

Fresh off the back of another Ashes Test Match win, we’ve got our registrations open for the 2023/24 Summer of Cricket at Glenunga. It might be July but another season is just around the corner, there’s even an ICC World Cup during this season too!

Before we get to registrations, there’s some other things to look at first.

Woolworths Blasters
For those looking for registrations for Woolworths Blasters Cricket, registrations will be released closer to the start of the season. Keep an eye out for more information.

Apparel Orders
These are your playing and training shirts, orders are put through the Nelson Teamwear portal and will close at Midnight on the 23rd of July. Get your orders in now so your child doesn’t miss out on their playing shirts for out on the field! Click the link below to order your shirts, caps, hoodies, wide brims and anything else you’d like to get your hands on.
Please make sure you fill out all fields with your child’s name, and their playing age group (U10, U12, U14, U16) or their age if you’re not sure so orders can be sorted and packed.
For Senior Cricketers, order your playing shirts during the PlayHQ registration process (link in the heading below) or email Alex with the playing shirt you’re after. All other orders go through the same portal.

https://nelsonteamwear.com.au/club/glenunga-cricket-club

Junior Registrations

To make sure we can communicate with you adequately throughout the season, make sure you join the WhatsApp group for announcements. You’ll need to need to download WhatsApp to your smart phone, then setup the app and click the link below to join.
https://chat.whatsapp.com/FMYu8JCp0vW9WmDCZNOtiv

Volunteers
We’re always on the lookout for volunteers. We’re a big club and many hands make light work and it doesn’t even have to be in an official capacity! Some roles can also be shared. We’re always on the look out for more Coaches and Team Managers, but we’re also looking for a Junior Grounds Coordinator, Sponsors and Events Coordinator(s), Uniform and Equipment Coordinators, if you’re savvy with social media, a Promotions, Junior or Senior Communications role might be for you! See the attached with some role descriptions so you can understand more, but we are happy for people to get involved in other ways too!

Registrations
A few things to note, please make sure you chose the appropriate age group when signing up your child. If you aren’t sure, please get in touch with us via social@glenungacc.com.au and we’ll guide you through the process. Please read through when registering as we have plenty of questions for you! Click the link below associated with your child’s age to register.

U10, U12, U14 – https://www.playhq.com/cricket-australia/register/67f1d6

Under 16 – https://www.playhq.com/cricket-australia/register/1984f6

Senior Registrations
Registrations are open for Seniors. If you’re in need of a playing shirt, please purchase in the registration process, or order through Alex via social@glenungacc.com.au before the 23rd of July. Register through the link below.

https://www.playhq.com/cricket-australia/register/bc40d0

We’re also looking for more people to volunteer! They don’t have to be in an official capacity, it might be some work behind the bar or helping out the rest of the committee with some tasks. Were looking for a Sponsor and Events Coordinator, Uniform and Equipment Coordinator, Coordinators for social media, junior and senior communications as well. Please get in touch with Alex if you want to assist.

Pre-season training!
Stay tuned for emails from your relevant coordinators about preseason training!