BTCC has signed up to a Community Rewards program through United Petroleum! The program consists of 2c per litre discount for the member and 2c goes back to their club of choice. At the end [...]
In exciting on-field news, Andrew Verga and Ashwyn Mohandas have been appointed 1XI co-captains for this season. For those of you who aren't aware of Ash's cricketing background, he has had broad experience [...]
TRAINING SCHEDULE PRE-SEASON SIDE COACHES DAY DATE DATE DATE TIME GROUND Super 7s Graham Matthews Sunday 23rd Sept 30th Sept 7th Oct 4.00pm Ted Ajani Fast 9's Craig Plain & Brent North Sunday 23rd Sept [...]
We've just stepped into August which means senior pre-season training kicks off shortly. Our first session will be held on Tuesday August 14th. Pre-season dates and times as follows: Tuesday August 14th - 7-8pm [...]
Cricket Australia have joined forces with Bats4Life, a charity run by a group of 15-year-olds which distributes old cricket bats to disadvantaged groups in both Australia and around the world.Ever wondered what you can do [...]
Dear Junior Parents Last season was one of the most successful in BTCC's history. We hope we can continue this momentum and great form into Season 2018/19! Junior pre-season training is just around the corner, with [...]
A message from the President
Welcome to Season 2018/19! With Matt Hale stepping down from the President’s role following the birth of his baby boy in April (congrats to Matt & his wife Vicki!), I have decided to fill the void for the upcoming season. There have already been some fairly important changes at BTCC to our on-field cricket program, and we look forward to what the season brings. We have also had some significant growth in junior numbers (particularly in the Super 7s and Fast 9s age groups) which has always been one of our strengths as a Club.
Some key updates to share to our Bullant community include:
State Representative – Adam Howard (under 12s)
We are very proud to announce that Adam Howard (who played in last season’s Under 12A Premiership team for BTCC) has been selected to represent School Sport Victoria at the School Sport Australia Championships to be held in Bunbury, WA from 12 to 19 December 2019. Adam started at BTCC in our Milo program around 6-7 years ago and from then has developed into a very talented young cricketer. We congratulate Adam and his parents Clayton and Meg on this fantastic achievement!
We are pleased to announce the following captain appointments for this season:
- 1XI – Ashwyn Mohandas & Andrew Verga
- 2XI – Dave Matthews
- 3XI – Andrew Grainger
- 4XI – Les Pataki
Congratulations to the above guys on their appointments, in particular Ashwyn and Les who take on captaincy duties for the first time.
Following some consistent feedback from our senior playing group over a number of years, we have decided this season to appoint Ron Rooney as the Club’s ‘Senior Training Coordinator’. Ron has experience at both premier and sub-district level and also runs various coaching courses for Cricket Victoria. Senior training this season will be structured, enjoyable and full of intensity, and there will be something in the sessions for every senior player (and those older juniors who wish to join). Welcome to BTCC Ron!
As noted above, we’ve had a huge uptake in the Super 7s and Fast 9s programs which is great for the future of the Club. We’ve also maintained strong numbers across most age groups and we’ll have at least 2-3 teams in the under 12s and 14s and a combined team with St David’s for the under 16s. Graeme Richings will be running the show again this season following a hugely successful junior season at BTCC last year.
We are delighted to announce ANZ has come on board as a new Club Sponsor for 2018/19. We strongly encourage all Bullants who are interested in applying for a new home loan to get in touch with Janaka Dissanayake, ANZ Branch Manager. For more information please contact Janaka on 0423 849 006 or Joseph Paolucci (BTCC Sponsorship Manager). We are also very pleased to welcome back Forbes Grainger Financial (major sponsor), EFSS, Thompsons Rd Physiotherapy, Bulleen Eyecare, TileTek, 2tt’s and The Harp of Erin as Club Sponsors. Great work by JP to get our valued sponsors back on board.
Good luck to everyone for the first few rounds of the season!
Dominic Pius – President, Bulleen Templestowe Cricket Club