Cricket Club runs a comprehensive junior program that caters for boys and girls
aged 5 to 16 years old.
kids new to cricket with participants building their skills through fun, game
based activities. The games are designed for small groups to ensure every child
gets a go, allowing them to test and learn new skills. When they have mastered
the basics they will be ready to graduate to Master Blasters where they can
play modified games of cricket.
super fun, social, safe, cricket program for boys and girls aged 7 to 10. The
program is much shorter than traditional cricket, with a maximum of 90 minutes
playing time. All the equipment is supplied and the games take place at the
same venue each week, at a local cricket club or community centre. At this
stage Elsternwick does not have a team entered in this program but intends to
participate in the program in 2019/20.
SECA U12, U14, U16
structured competition for children aged 9 to 16 years old with the U12 teams
playing on Saturday mornings and the U14 and U16 teams playing on Friday
JG Craig U15 Competition
carnival run by the Victorian Sub-District Cricket Association in the January
School holidays. The competition is of representative standard and is played on
turf wickets. Trials for the Elsternwick team are conducted in October /
November each year.
details about each program can be obtained by clicking on the links above or
via the Juniors menu at the top of the page.
Elsternwick CC aims to appoint accredited coaches to all teams. Team
coaches are typically young men currently playing senior cricket who have
recently completed or are about to complete their junior careers. The team
coaches are supported by more experienced coaches at each age level.
All Elsternwick junior coaches are expected to registered with Cricket
Coaches Australia. Team coaches should have completed as a minimum the
Introduction to Cricket on-line training module. Age level coaches are encouraged
to have completed as a minimum the Community Coaching (Level 1) qualification.
Current or prospective coaches can access the Cricket Coaches Australia
website and take the on-line course here.
Working With Children Check
The Working With Children Act requires adults working with and in direct
contact with children to submit to a check to ensure their suitability for such
work. This requirement applies to the activities of Elsternwick CC where children
train for and play cricket. Direct contact includes oral, written or electronic
communication as well as face-to-face and physical contact.
Accordingly, Elsternwick CC requires all Junior Team Managers and Team
Coaches over the age of 18 to hold a Working With Children Check, even though
parents of children participating in the activity are not required by the Act
to have the check. Elsternwick does not require parents performing incidental
duties such as scoring or volunteering as umpires to submit to the check.
Officials in the senior club that have direct contact with children are also
required to have the check.
To apply for the check, access the Victorian Government Working With
Children Check website here.
The check is free for volunteers.
People undertaking Coaching or Team Management need to list Elsternwick
Cricket Club as an Organisation.
Elsternwick Cricket Club
PO Box 741
Elsternwick Vic 3185
0408 306 595