Below is information about Junior Cricket at Goodwood Cricket Club

What if I am an existing player?

Existing players have priority to a spot each season. Players will receive a link to register for the up-coming season – On-line registration will only be open for 2 weeks and spots will then be opened up for new players.

When is the season played?

Junior cricket season starts in 13th October through to the 15th March 2020.

Christmas Break – Last game Sunday 22nd Dec first game back Sunday 12th Jan 2020.

What junior age groups does Goodwood field?

U/10 modified rules, u/12, u/14, u/16, u/18 and u/12’s and u/16’s Girls Team. Goodwood Cricket Club in the 2018/2019 season fielded 15 junior sides.

When are matches played?

U/10’s, u/12’s and u/14’s are played on a Sunday morning with the some Friday night games. Sunday morning matches are played from 9am to 11.30am.

Depending on oval availability u/14 may also have a T/20 competition played extra to Sunday mornings competition– this is played on a Friday nights starting at 5pm.

u/16’s and u/18’s are played on a Sunday afternoon starting at 1pm.

When is the age group cut-off date?

u/10’s, u/12’s and u/14’s – age groups cut-off date is the 1st September of this year; for example, to play under 14’s the player must be 13 on the 1st of September for the up-coming season.

u/16’s and u/18’s – age group cut-off date is the 1st July of this year.

What does it cost to play cricket at Goodwood?

u/10’s and u/12’s – $220 per season +$5 Cricket Australia Levy

u/14’s, u/16’s and u/18’s – $240 per season +$5 Cricket Australia Levy

Cricket Australia have added a compulsory $5 levy to all registration. This fee is on top the club registration fees.

What about uniform?

New players receive a new Playing Top and Training Top in their first season at the club.

All players need to purchase a Goodwood Cricket Club cap (or Broad brimmed hat) and cricket white pants.

Extra uniforms, training tops, jackets, tracksuits and kit bags can be purchased through the club throughout the season.

All players when representing Goodwood must wear compulsory, correct uniform at all times, including training.

Training uniform consists of the club training top and either, club shorts or suitable sports shorts.

Polo tops are also available and although not compulsory, we encourage all players and supporters to wear them to show support for the club.

Cricket “spikes” are not compulsory but encouraged for players that play on turf wickets (u/12 onwards). Sandshoes may be worn but can cause damage to turf wickets and can be slippery for the players.

Playing Equipment

u/10’s – Playing equipment is supplied by the club for players to use. All other age groups, players are expected to use their own playing equipment.

Where and when is training?

All training is on a Friday night at Goodwood Oval (Curzon Ave, Millswood). Times listed below were for the 2018/2019 season. This season times to be confirmed.

u/10’s – 4pm to 5.15pm

u/12’s – 4.30 to 5.45pm

u/14’s – 5pm to 6.15pm

u16’s and u/18’s 6pm to 7.30pm

Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend training. The canteen in open on Friday nights, along with a BBQ.

Who coaches junior teams?

Goodwood Cricket Club has co-ordinators for each age group and work with the coaches, players and parents on training nights around specific needs and training drills.

All teams require a Match Day Coach and a Team Manager for Sundays. These are all volunteer roles and are generally done by parents of the players. Support and assistance is given to Coaches and Team Managers by the club.

It is also an expectation that parents will assist with scoring, oval set up and pack up, Friday night BBQ and Canteen. A parent must be present at all matches to provide supervision to there child(ren)

What type of pitches do I play on?

u/10’s train and play on hard wicket concrete pitches.

All other age groups train on a mixture of hard wicket and turf pitches. Matches play on turf pitches.

Where do I play my games?

Goodwood Cricket Club use many ovals to facilitate cricket in our area. Our home games are predominantly played at Goodwood Oval and Cabra College. Other ovals used by Goodwood include Edwardstown Primary and Park 23 (West Terrace) and Adelaide High.

Can anybody join Goodwood Cricket Club?

Yes. We are a community club giving opportunities to all children who love the game of cricket. Children are encouraged to hone their skills at Kanga Cricket or school cricket until a time when they are able, or nearly able to bowl a full-length cricket wicket.

u/10 to u/12 grades are participation based and all children are afforded the same opportunities no matter of skill level. Scores are recorded but no premiership table is documented or premierships awarded.

u/14 to u/18’s, become a little more competitive, although, equal opportunities are still respected, these grades are scored, they vie for premiership ladder positions and play for premierships.

I need more information, whom can I contact?

If you cannot find the information that you require, please feel free to contact the Junior Co-ordinator on 0433 730 314 or goodwoodjuniors@gmail.com