Presidents Report

I would like to thank all our members and families for another great season. 

This season, Whitfords Junior Cricket Club had 408 kids all playing cricket. We have 140 players playing Junior and Master Blasters cricket and 268 Kids playing Junior cricket including 58 girls in 6 teams across all age groups! We are dedicated to growing our club, with a focus on fun and skill development, while promoting a safe and inclusive environment for all kids.  We believe that cricket should be available for everyone, and at WJCC, we want to see the participation numbers continue to grow each year. 

We had a very competitive season with several team making finals, congratulations to U15 boys in your T20 result and open season, both our U18 girls team WJCC Blue and WJCC/KWJC for making the finals, great effort for the U13 Green boys teams. Great effort by all teams. 

We introduced online training support for coaches through our friends at the Australian Cricket Institute. We have had some good feedback from the coaches that use this to help plan training sessions. 

Our club had 48 players selected for their respective aged district clubs. That is a very high percentage and reflects the quality of our parent coaches and volunteers that teach them and make the game enjoyable for the kids.

Thanks to the City of Joondalup for providing ovals, nets and support services throughout the season. Thanks to Amanda, Alex, Aalia and Chloe for supporting us and your help throughout the season, especially in the uncertain world of Covid 19. We look forward to working with you again next season.

WJCC would like to thank the WACA for their ongoing support, and in particular James Hewitt and Mark Saunders, our WACA representatives for all the assistance they have provided this year.

I would finally like to thank our WJCC Committee for their huge efforts throughout the season. Clubs simply cannot survive without you. Thanks to Craig, Brian, Kristian, Chris, Tara, Roger, Sam, Kelvin and Andrew for your efforts throughout the year. Thanks also to Giselle (and Andrew) for your fantastic efforts with the Master Blasters and Junior Blasters competition. Thank you to Anika for taking on the junior blaster coordinator. I would like to thank Craig and the rest of the committee for stepping up while I worked away at the start of the season. We do need some additional committee members for next season, so please come and chat to anyone of us about how you can help – we really need you!

We had three people awarded life memberships of WJCC for >5 years served on the WJCC Committee, Tara Henry, Chris O’Shea and Sam Giandzi. What a fantastic effort.

I am stepping down as president and Andrew Dunlop is taking over. Please support him as you have supported me, and I wish him and the club every success.

Thanks

Paul O’Shea