To all Community Junior Cricket Members,
RE: Welcome to Season 2019/20
On behalf of the Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA) and the Community Junior Cricket Council (CJCC), we would like to welcome you to the 2019/20 season of Community Junior Cricket. This is set to be another big year for cricket, and we would like to wish everyone involved the best of luck for the upcoming season.
This year, as in the past couple of years, we continue to implement the Junior Formats. This season we are introducing them for the first time to U13 boys. These formats have been a great success right across the country providing a positive impact on the game experience and development opportunity for all players.
It is, however, important to continue to ensure we stay true to the intentions of the formats and their accompanying rules so we can optimise the benefits of all stages of the formats. This is particularly important for bowling – the shorter pitch is vital in the players’ bowling development as well as helping reduce strain on their bodies.
We also move in to the second year of Woolworths Cricket Blast, and already are seeing a positive response to this program this year, with registrations tracking well so far across both Junior Blasters and Master Blasters.
It is also pleasing to see an increase in junior teams across the metropolitan area, for both boys and girls. The hard work of all clubs and associations in partnership with the WACA Community cricket team has contributed to this growth.
A lot of work goes into getting these junior cricketers on the field and playing each weekend. To all coaches, managers, committees, parents and other volunteers, we acknowledge how much time and effort goes in to this, both in the lead up to and during the season.
Finally, a reminder to everyone, that a positive game day environment is fundamental to keeping our kids in the game. It is important that all teams play within the spirit of the game and stay true to the key principles of the CJCC, being progression, guaranteed participation, safety and enjoyment. We want everybody involved to have a positive experience and playing the right spirit.
On the rare occasion you do have concerns in relation to how a game is being played, spoiling the enjoyment for coaches, players, umpires or volunteers please contact your club President immediately. This will enable the appropriate action to be taken to ensure that our great game is kept safe and fun for us all.
Thank you again for your dedication and the enormous contribution you make to junior cricket and best of luck for a successful and enjoyable season.
General Manager, Community Cricket Chairman
Western Australian Cricket Association Community Junior Cricket Council