Western Suburbs District Cricket Club Presidents Report – July 2021

Hello everyone and hope all are keeping safe in these difficult times.

Despite being the off season, your Committee is hard at work ensuring that all the” behind the scenes” requirements for the smooth running of our Club are in place or being put in place.

Cricket Update

  • All Junior and Senior Registrations are now open and early bird registration fees rates are in place so take advantage of these.  The link is provided here. ttps://westsdcc.cricket/registration-fees/.  For the Senior club members, if you require a payment plan, please contact Sam Truloff to discuss. westsbulldogsdcc@gmail.com
  • Our Senior Coaches have been finalised
    • Men’s Cricket
      • Club Coach – Peter Steindl
      • 1st Grade/ 2nd Grade Coach – Peter Steindl/ Justin Frew
      • 1st grade Captain – Pat Collins (2day) Paddy Dooley (1day and T20)
      • 2nd Grade Captain – Max Carlyon
      • Assistant Coaches – Blair Copeland, Steve Paulsen, Dom O’Brien, Justin Frew
      • U19’s Coach – TBA
      • Lord Taverners Coach – David Lossberg and David Pamenter
    • Women’s Cricket
      • 1st Grade Coach – Ben Maddox
      • 1st Grade Assistant Coach – Steve Magoffin
      • 1st Grade Captain – Annie Wickman
      • 2nd Grade Captain – TBA
      • 2nd Grade Coach, Female Cricket Manager – George Seaward
      • Kirby Short Cup U19’s Coach – TBA
      • Paul Pink Shield U15’s Coach – George Seaward
    • Wests +Plus Cricket Academy
      • Pat Collins & Sam Truloff
      • Will Dooley & Blake Edwards
  • We say goodbye to Brendan Doggett who has received and accepted a wonderful opportunity with South Australian Cricket,  Brendan has been a key part of our 1st grade men’s success playing significant roles in recent  premiership success.  We are sad to see Brendan leave but excited for him in accepting this wonderful opportunity. Always a Wests boy, Brendan will continue to be in contact with our Club and we will be watching his career with great interest from here.  Good luck Doggie.
  • Courtney Sippel has accepted an opportunity to join Gold Coast this season. We wish her well with this change but no doubt the Wests v Gold Coast clashes will be that more interesting this season.
  • We welcome back Chris Sabburg for our one day campaign. “Strawbs” is a club legend before moving to Perth to further his cricket.  Strawbs will be a great gain for this campaign. Looking forward to catching up with this legend – Check out his Wikipedia site https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Sabburg
  • Female Senior Launch took place on Sunday 18 July with a great turn out for start to the season. From Blasters to Premier grade all were represented.  Thank you to our representative girls for the input and knowledge sharing for our next generation of female Westies.  Great Day.
  • TRAINING is well underway for the higher grades with an early September start. All grades resume Club training from Tuesday 10 August
  • TRIAL GAMES have been allocated for 1st/2nd grade Men’s in late August.  Arrangements are currently underway for Women’s trial matches.  Some home games at Graceville so get down to watch the season begin.

Sponsorship Update

This season Wests have reached out to the community to engage with business and supporters to expand our sponsorship base which is all so important in the sporting environment.

I am pleased to announce our major Club sponsor as Ord Minnett as our Diamond sponsor. Motorama have been a sponsor of our club before and have returned to our Club this season as one of our Platinum sponsors along with VBR Law.  We are proud to be associated with the wonderful companies and thank them for their engagement with this Club which is most welcomed.

We will announce several more sponsorships shortly.  For those in our community interesting in participating I have attached our Sponsorship Brochure. We welcome entering into a partnership with any of our community businesses and supporters.

The new innovation for sponsorship has been player sponsorship.  It’s a great way for your business to get involved with our club and follow the progress of our players.  This is a sponsorship with reciprocal benefits for your business.  Refer to the Sponsorship brochure is attached.

Club Clothing Update

Wests welcome back GFit for our clothing order which has already been placed allowing all clothing to arrive well in time for Club fixtures. For our Senior Women’s team we thank Masuri who have offered as part of a sponsorship deal with our own Holly Ferling to provide the senior women’s clothing this season. 

Wests Social Calendar Update

Our club will be hosting about 6 major club social events which we are asking for the support of our members.  Dates will be finalised once Queensland Cricket has released the official draw for the season. 

  • Club Season Launch – likely an early 1st grade game
  • Club Golf Day – October
  • Past Club Players Day – Likely a one day game
  • Sponsors Day and Charity Day – Likely a T20 match
  • Day on the Green – Corinda bowls
  • End of Season Graceville Gift

There will be more to come in this space.