Welcome to the Bulleen Templestowe Cricket Club. The 2019/20 season is a big one for the club – its our 50th Anniversary, so an exciting time to be a Bullant! This year, we aim [...]
Dear Seniors Please find below Senior Pre-Season Schedule for August 2019. The first session will kick off on Thursday 15th August at Maddocks, so just over three weeks away! Pre-season dates and times as follows: [...]
Dear Bullants, We are delighted to announce that the venue for our 50th Year Anniversary Gala is none other than the home of cricket, the Melbourne Cricket Ground! We’ve booked the Jim Stynes Grill Room [...]
Dear Bullants community, We ask you to Save the Date on 9th November 2019 for BTCC's 50th Anniversary Gala Celebration. Invitation to follow
Dear Bullants, It is with great sadness we advise that BTCC Life Member, Tony Stagg, passed away on Sunday 26th May 2019. Fellow BTCC Life Member, John Cochrane, has put together the attached tribute detailing [...]
The Bulleen Templestowe Cricket Club would like to take the opportunity to thank its much-valued sponsors for their support during the 2018/19 season. We would like to thank the following sponsors: Forbes Grainger Financial ANZ [...]
A message from the President
Greetings Bullants Community,
It is with due excitement that I frame my first address as President of the great Bulleen Templestowe Cricket Club. It is truly humbling to take the reins from our most recent Life Member, and President, Dom Pius, and to continue his stewardship into the 2019/20 season.
This is a unique season for BTCC, as we enter a season celebrating our Club’s 50th Anniversary. We have many exciting events planned for the season, the pinnacle of which is our 50th Anniversary Gala Ball.
Thanks to the tireless work by our sub-committee this has been locked in for SATURDAY 9th NOVEMBER, with the venue selected as none other than the home of cricket, the Melbourne Cricket Ground. To be held in the Jim Stynes Room in the Olympic Stand, we will be celebrating with spectacular views of the most prestigious sporting ground in the country. All club members, supporters and past players are invited to attend what proves to be an event befitting such a milestone.
Having gone to the local Primary School abutting Ajani Reserve, 40 years ago, I remember as a child, riding the slide onto the ground, well before where the current houses now surround, kicking the footy around the ground, or sneaking into the old nets next to the tennis courts for a hit. It was, and always will be a special place for me. I have been impressed by the inclusiveness and care of our great Club since walking in the door for a game 6 seasons ago, somewhere I truly call home. Having two young children, Chloe & Lachlan, it is my strong desire to continue & enhance the notion of Community within the Club, somewhere for our children and local children to play cricket and grow up.
Strengthening and enhancing the Junior boys & girls programs along with our new Junior Co-ordinator, Clayton Howard, is a paramount desire over the coming years. We have worked tirelessly on our Youth Transition policy as a means of progressing Juniors into our strong Senior Program, which will continue.
Having an extensive legacy created by our all-conquering Shield and Senior premiership teams of the last decade or so has created an environment of expectational success. The bulk of our Shield & Senior Premiership players continue to give to the Bullants, both on and off the field, which is a legacy we will seek to foster & enhance.
Our Senior Captain, Ashwyn Mohandas, has already designed a vibrant Pre-Season structure, and it is exciting to re-introduce the traditional Tuesday & Thursday training sessions.
Through exciting initiatives, I will be giving the Club rooms “Back to the Club” with Thursday dinners and Saturday post-game debriefs back on the table. The Club will be back to its vibrant best.
We will also be incorporating Vets Super Sundays………
The goals and objectives over the coming few years is to maximise sponsorships and revenue streams within the local Community, and to lend assistance to our tireless Marketing and Sponsorship Manager, Joseph Paolucci. Increasing revenue will allow further reinvestment within the Club’s infrastructure, working closely with Manningham Council, to enable BTCC to be a “Destination Club”, attracting and retaining the best local talent.
With increasing societal pressures, my aim is to position BTCC as the pre-eminent Cricket Club of the district, to grow and enhance an environment for us to come to, in order to enjoy each other’s company, and a safe environment for our kids to play. Speaking to a number of Club members over the last few months, there is a genuine buzz going into Season 2019/20. It bodes well, with all indicators suggesting a successful on-field season, and a magnificent, celebratory season off-field.
Our success is dependent on every individual in and around the club, and ensuring the re-enfranchising of our distinguished past players. Look out for our regular Communications as the season approaches.
Andrew Grainger – President, Bulleen Templestowe Cricket Club