Welcome to the new season. Before we start training on Tuesday I was hoping that I may ask that we try and make this season as easy as possible for everybody.
I am happy to manage the side when I am available on Match days. I will pick the sides each week and handle the management of this elite group ! I will however need assistance from you in a number of ways.
Please ensure that you mark your child's availability on the website as early as possible. I want everyone to have a decent amount of cricket but if the website is not updated I cannot pick your child and I do not want to chase people every week to get a side.
A number of the squad will play in U15 games as part of an Academy squad and I want as many as possible to put in performances to enable this to happen.
I will be able to attend most matches but where I am unable to please let me know if you could look after the team in my absence.
On match days please may I ask that you get your child to the ground home or away at least 30 minutes before the start. Please also may I have volunteers on the day to help whoever is managing the team on the day to score, umpire, make drinks on these days. Many hands mike light work etc...
Under our child safety requirements as a Club we have to ensure children are safe. Ideally i would like you to stay and watch but if you have to leave, the regulations we adhere to, state that you must appoint a responsible adult to look after your child. This also includes training nights. This person cannot be the Umpire in the middle of the pitch on match days or the Coach on training nights.
I want this season to be a lot of fun and enjoyment for the children and I would like you all to feel part of the team and enjoy watching and contributing to the teams success.
My mobile is 07771 886027 if you ever want to discuss anything and my e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org