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Vale Mr Simon Fiedler (1951-2021)

The Mornington Peninsula Cricket Association is saddened to hear of the passing of our esteemed Life Member and Historian Simon Fiedler and extends its deepest condolences to the family and friends of Simon.
Simon began his Cricket career at Moorooduc and soon found his way to Mornington by 1969.
Simon’s service to the MPCA extends for more than 50 years and his contribution included being a MPCA Board Member, Country Week Scorer, Historian and Life Member of the MPCA. Simon also spent many hours looking after the Turf wicket and the maintenance of the oval and rooms at Grayden’s Road.
Simon was awarded Life Membership of both the Mornington CC and the MPCA, he also was awarded in 2000 an Australian Sports Medal for Services to Cricket.
Simon’s interest was not only limited to Cricket but was awarded a Life Membership of the Southern Umpires Association and was Historian of the Mornington Peninsula Nepean Football League for some 30 years. Simon gave up so much of his time to record and maintain the ongoing history of our Association and the local Football Association for many many years.
Simon’s passion was the History of both local football and cricket and a more knowledgeable facts and figures man we have yet to meet. Simon spent countless hours at the Victorian State Library researching old newspapers to complete his comprehensive reports.
Simon will be sadly missed by many.
RIP Mr Fiedler.


Balnarring Cricket Club Coach 2021-22 Season

The Balnarring Cricket club is seeking applications for the position of club coach (playing or non-playing) for the 2021-22 Season

Balnarring Cricket Club has a long and proud history dating back to 1880. We are affiliated with the Mornington Peninsula Cricket Association and are a family friendly club with a prominent presence within the community.
Our rooms and nets have been redeveloped in the past 5 years, and there are plans underwayto resurface the ground.
We currently have 4 senior sides, 10 junior sides and plans to form a women’s side.


KEY ATTRIBUTES FOR SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT

– Possess exceptional communication skills across all ages and genders
– Be able to build a strong relationship with key stakeholders on and off the field through demonstrated enthusiasm, responsiveness, trust, accessibility and a physical presence at the club
– Be highly motivated, driven and passionate about cricket, cricket coaching and club culture
– Be willing to promote and help grow participation numbers
– Be well mannered and articulate
– Be able to structure training sessions to help players maximize their sessions
– Provide individual and team coaching

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

– Expected to deliver 2 training sessions per week that cater to a wide range of levels, abilities and fitness levels
– Assist in match day warm up and preparation
– If not a playing coach, must be prepared to attend games on Saturday’s to watch player performance
– Mentor senior captains and leadership group
– Assess player performance
– Assist in selection of all senior teams
– Help facilitate the transition of players from the junior program to the senior program
– Attend club functions and presentation nights
– Attend committee meetings as needed to update the committee on any aspects related to the coaching role and player issues
– Attend junior matches (particularly the under 16’s) where possible to assess players who arecoming through to seniors

QUALIFICATIONS
– Level 2 coaching certificate preferable
– Working with Children’s Check (mandatory)
– Level 2 First Aid Certificate (not mandatory, but preferable)
REMUNERATION
The role is a paid position, and remuneration will be discussed with the successful applicant
All applicants are required to provide the following
-Coaching Credentials
-Playing History
-Accreditation Level
Please send expression of interests to

Balnarring CC Secretary: martin.porter@earthlift.com.au – 0414 814 560


The MPCA Semi Finals Start this weekend Saturday 6th March

and Grand Finals Saturday 13th March 2021.

The MPCUA is looking for cricket knowledgeable people to assist

in umpiring these finals.

If you can assist on either of these dates please contact:

Paul Tuff      0417 169 718

Ian Benson   0401 038 099

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