GCA Gift Vouchers

GCA Gift Vouchers

Stuck for the ultimate stocking filler for your cricketing child this Christmas? The Gordon Cricket Academy has you covered, offering gift certificates across our range of specialist cricket coaching services. A one-on-one session is the ideal preparation for the second half of the season to fine tune techniques in the lead up to the finals. 

The Gordon Cricket Academy is in the unprecedented position to offer the services of our Tier 3 Coaches who are certain to leave a lasting impression on any young cricketer:

- Mark O’Neill: our Gordon Cricket Academy Head Coach is the personal batting coach of several Australian Test cricketers, with experience as batting coach to New Zealand, Middlesex, Western Australia, New South Wales and as a high performance squad coach to Cricket Australia.

- Matt Nicholson: the former Australian, NSW, WA and English County fast bowler is a highly regarded bowling coach with experience as NSW Bowling Coach and state selector.

Gift certificates are available across our 3 coaching tiers so we have a coach suitable for all levels. Simply purchase your desired service through our online catalogue and we’ll email you your gift certificate.  

Once you’re ready to redeem it, contact our Administrator James Kennedy to organise the date, time and venue for your session. It couldn’t be simpler to give the gift of cricket this Christmas.

Follow this link to make someone's Santa wish come true!

Gordon Juniors Honour Phil Hughes

Gordon Juniors Honour Phil Hughes

Tributes to Memory of Australian Cricketer

It's been an emotional time for everyone involved with cricket. The death of Phillip Hughes has hit hard right across the country.

The players and parents of the Gordon Junior Cricket Club paused to remember the Australian cricketer before the weekend's round of games. Below are some of the photographs from our teams. RIP Phil Hughes.

 

U11 White listen to the coaches before the start of their game on Saturday

 

U10 Gold bow their heads for a minute's silence for Phil Hughes

 

U11 Gold listen as the captains read a tribute to Phil Hughes. Below, the Gold team featured on Channel Ten news on Saturday night.

 

 

 

 

 

U12 Blue gather to pay their respects before the game

 

U10 White pause and reflect on Saturday

U11 Blue line up to reflect on the passing of Phil Hughes. Below, the Blues wore black armbands and listened to a speech.


U9 Black, above and below, line up with the opposition to remember Phil Hughes



Our U14/15 Blues, above, line up with the Pirates to honour Phil Hughes before Sunday's game. Below, 408 remembers Hughes' player number before the Gordon Blue and Pirates game.
U10 Red take a moment before the game to rememebr Phil Hughes

Season of Fun a Big Hit

Season of Fun a Big Hit

School Holiday Break until January 31  

The new season is well underway with a record 27 Gordon Junior teams playing cricket.

However, it's now time for a break over the school holidays. Junior cricket then takes a break until January 31, 2015, when it's game on again.

If you're still thinking of playing - either Junior cricket with the Under 9s and above or in2Cricket - we can try to help. Please contact the club and we will see if we can find a spot in a team. 

Please click on the Registration link at the top of the page or click HERE.

Click on the in2Cricket link at the top of the home page for in2Cricket registration.

Our players - particularly in the younger age groups - usually come from Chatswood, Willoughby, Artarmon, Castlecrag, Castle Cove and Middle Cove. However, anyone can join our club no matter where they live. Everyone is welcome.
Competitions
For the 2014/15 season:
Sat AM
U9 (8am start)  - teams who played last year/teams with older players
U9 (10:15am start) - new teams/those with younger players
U10
U11 (Division 1 and 2)
U12/13
Sat PM
U12 (Division 1 and 2)
U13 (Division 1 and 2)
U14
Sun AM
U13/14
U14/15
U16/17 (played on turf)
Success Story
Gordon Juniors has grown dramatically over the past few years. The club expects to have 27 teams this season – that’s double the number from three seasons ago.
Why is this? The answer lies, in part, in the club’s philosophy of a fair go and equal participation for all players. The club promotes enjoyment ahead of victory. We welcome boys and girls of all abilities and we make sure they have fun while improving their skills during the season. 
Clothing
Club caps, hats and shirts are also be purchased as part of the registration. Each player must wear a Gordon Juniors cricket shirt $35 and either a club cap or hat $20. You can order shirts, caps and hats by clicking on the Junior Payment Registration Form or by clicking on the ONLINE SHOP link at the top of the HOME page.
NB: Once you've made your purchase you must co-ordinate collection with your manager.
Email inquiries to: gordonjuniors@hotmail.com
For in2Cricket: in2Cricket@gordoncricket.com 


GCA School Holiday Clinic

GCA School Holiday Clinic

The Gordon Cricket Academy is excited to offer its coaching services during a January school holiday clinic. Our experienced and accredited coaches will deliver a program of challenging activities and fun modified games focused on key skills and techniques for 8 - 12 year olds, including:

  • Front & back foot batting technique with tactical instruction on shot selection

  • Seam & spin bowling technique with tactical instruction on game scenarios

  • Catching & fielding exercises including wicket keeping drills & ground fielding

  • Match simulations to develop running between wickets, teamwork & communication

 

Want to join the fun? Fill in the booking form here. 

Participants will also have the opportunity to meet Gordon legend and former Test and NSW fast bowler Matt Nicholson.

Our full January clinic will be held from Monday 12th to Wednesday 14th January from 8:30am- 12:30pm at Artarmon Reserve, Artarmon (registration opens from 8:00am). We are also offering single day clinics, held during the full clinic.

Please see our list of FAQs below and don’t hesitate to contact our Academy Administrator, James Kennedy, if you have any further questions: 0437 407 896 or academy@gordoncricket.com

FAQs:

What ages do clinics cater for?

The GCA January school holiday clinic is best suited for 8 - 12 year olds. We will do our best to accommodate advanced younger participants or older beginners, however please contact us in advance to discuss.

Are girls welcome?

Yes. Of course they are! – We encourage girls to join the program (the GCA has direct involvement with the Gordon District Women’s Cricket Club and the in2Cricket program).

How much does the clinic cost?

Individual days are $70, with the full three day experience costing a discounted $190.

Do players need their own gear?

Players are encouraged to bring their own gear, however we do have a range of gear available for use, so it is not essential that players have their own kit.

What should players wear?

We encourage all players to wear comfortable sports clothing and shoes along with sun protection (hat and sunscreen). 

What are your coach ratios / groups sizes?

We plan for a minimum of 1 coach per 10 players.

What is the wet weather policy?

We prioritise player welfare over everything else. Therefore we do occasionally need to cancel a program due to poor weather. Wherever possible we will proceed with a program as long as the ground remains open and there’s no danger to players or coaches. 

In the event of a cancellation we will contact you via the mobile number and email address supplied on the booking form, so please ensure these are your best contact details.

 

Want to join the fun? Fill in the booking form here. 

Match Reports Online Now For New Season

Match Reports Online Now For New Season

Catch Up On All The Fun Each Week 

Match reports and photos are a big hit with players and parents.

To check out the action from each weekend go to the Match Report tab on the left of Home Page and select the 2013/14 season. Or just click HERE. For those who want a stroll down memory lane, you can also find match reports from previous seasons.

Keep those match reports and photos coming in. Please send all match reports and photos to gordonjuniors@hotmail.com.

Match reports from the new season will follow soon.

in2Cricket's Summer of Fun

in2Cricket's Summer of Fun

Season Restarts January 31, 2015 

Our wonderful in2Cricketers are enjoying another fantastic summer of fun in 2014/15. But it's now time for the long drinks break over the school holidays. The in2Cricket season will restart on January 31, 2015.

When we come back we want to see even more children playing. So encourage family and friends to come along on January 31. Please see below on how to register.

Last season almost 120 children enjoyed cricket with Gordon Juniors every Saturday morning. As well as having heaps of fun, the children were developing their cricket skills.

in2Cricket is ideal for children aged 5 to 8 although we do take children younger and older.

My thanks to all the boys and girl for making it a really great season of Milo in2Cricket at Beauchamp Park in Chatswood. I'd especially like to thank all the wonderful parents for getting involved on Saturdays. Being a part of your child's early cricket experience makes it more enjoyable.

Each week the players and parents turned up with big smiles for a morning of fun while learning the skills of cricket. These are skills vital to building the confidence of the boys and girls as they advance into Under 9s and beyond.

One season highlight was the successful Bring Your Sister Day where girls came along to experience the cricket fun.

Another highlight was Pink Stumps Day raising money for the McGrath Foundation.

 

Enrolment for 2014/15

You can enrol now for the 2014/15 Milo in2Cricket season with the Gordon District Junior Cricket Club to help develop your child's love of the great game. You can enrol by clicking on the Milo in2Cricket tab at the top of the Home page or by clicking HERE. Do not fill out a Junior Registration form if you want to register for Milo In2Cricket next season. In the meantime, please read the information below and I look forward to seeing you next Saturday.

 

FAQs and other important things

 

Where?

  • Beauchamp Oval, Nicholson Street, Chatswood

 

When?

  • Next session is January 31, 2015.


Parking?

  • Is limited so please factor this into travel times etc.

 

What Time?

  • 7:45 for an 8am start.
  • Ends 9.30am.  

 

What if my child does not have their Gordon Shirt and Shorts?

  • Be at the pavilion at Beauchamp at 7:30 and I will help you. 

 

Do we need to bring cricket gear? Bats, balls etc?

  • No. All gear is provided. 

 

Wet Weather?

 

What to bring?

  • Each child must have a hat. (Special hats and other goodies to come.) 
  • Water Bottle
  • Wearing sunscreen

 

Do parents need to stay?

  • It is preferred if parents can join in the fun.

 

How will I place children into the groups/teams?

  • The groups are picked on age and I do my best to put friends with friends (as requested on registration form). This is not always possible due to group size and some friends not yet registered. There are no good, bad or whatever teams. They’re all fun teams.
  • In2cricket is not only about playing the game, but being able to expand our children's social skills. Please stay with the groups listed for the first week. PLEASE - do not email or call re changing teams.

 

How many teams?

  • This depends on numbers but going on last season we expect at least 12 teams. All will be named after current NSW cricketers. I will endeavour to keep the teams even but with late registrations the numbers vary from team to team. I have also kept the younger kids' teams smaller so they can have a bit more supervision.

 

See you January 31 in 2015.

Kirsten Levy

Gordon Cricket Club In2Cricket Coordinator
in2Cricket@gordoncricket.com