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Mernda Cricket Club – Senior Coach Wanted


The Mernda Cricket Club is affiliated with the Diamond Valley Cricket Association (DVCA) and requires the services of a playing or non-playing senior coach for the 2018/19 cricket season and beyond.

The Mernda Cricket Club is based in the fast-growing suburb of Mernda, approx. 30km north of the Melbourne CBD. The Club was formed in 1914 and has had much on-field success at all senior levels with as many as 17 senior Premierships since 1980.

The Club is the tenant at Woodland Waters Recreation Reserve, a $10 million facility that was funded by Federal, State and Local Government and completed in 2015. The Woodland Waters Recreation Reserve facility will provide any applicant with state of the art training means to work with when developing game plans and harnessing the skills of the playing group; with two grounds, premier training facilities, including full power/lighting, as well as an architecturally designed pavilion. This development has enabled the Club to secure our growth and success for the next decade and beyond.

2018/19 will see the club field 4 senior teams in Money Shield, B Grade, E Grade (all 80 over, 4 piece ball grades) and F Grade (68 overs, 2 piece ball), as well as Under 12 teams, Under 14 teams and Under 16 teams spread across multiple skill levels in each age group. We also run a very successful and highly popular in2CRICKET program for boys and girls aged 5 – 10 and Modified U10 teams for that step between in2CRICKET and competitive cricket.

The Club is a family orientated one, based in a young community and we pride ourselves on providing a safe and family friendly environment for all players, their families, members and community supporters.

The club will provide any successful applicant with a stable off-field set up, capable of managing all off-field expectations and encourages any well-organised and motivated coach to apply for the position.

Any applicant must display the following attributes to be considered for the position:

  • Strong communication and people management skills
  • Good organisational skills in regards to pre-season planning, senior training, drills, delegation to assistant coaches, etc.
  • An ability to improve the cricketing skills of all players, especially younger players
  • An ability to set and achieve goals with the playing group
  • Experience in team selection at all levels
  • The willingness to embrace and develop the club’s on and off field culture
  • A strong passion for the game of cricket
  • A proven playing/coaching record at Premier Cricket, Sub-District or any VMCU accredited clubs
  • The flexibility to be able to attend all club functions and meetings where invited
  • A Level 1 coaching accreditation is preferred but NOT essential

Please note: Remuneration and length of contract will be negotiated, based on the level of experience and playing record of each applicant.

Please send expressions of interest and CVs to:


Phone:    Rob Corrigan on 0400 827 845, Shane McCarter on 0415 463 558 or Chris Smith on 0408 400 069

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 Annual $5K Draw

The Mernda Cricket Club's annual $5000 dollar draw is on again for season 2017/18 - this season will see an extended event with LIVE MUSIC following the main festivities of the day!

We have been lucky enough to secure former Australian fast bowler, best-selling author and regular 1116 SEN commentator, Rodney Hogg as our special guest for the day. Hoggy boasts the impressive record of 123 test wickets at an average of 28.5, including an astonishing 41 wickets at 12.85 in the 1978/79 Ashes series, which was an Australian record at the time! He also has some of the best and funniest stories you will hear from any ex-sportsman! He is one special guest you will not want to miss!

Tickets this year are $130, which gives you entry to the event for two people, lunch with beer wine and soft drink throughout the day as well as ONE entry to the cash draw.

There will be face painting and jumping castles for the young ones and for the first time ever, we will have a $5K Draw after party with live music, drinks at bar prices and food available up until 6pm!

For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact Colin Dean on 0400170550, Shane McCarter on 0415463558, Chris Smith on 0408400069 or get in touch with your closest contact at the club and they can get tickets on your behalf.

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 Working With Children Checks


This year, we will be pushing for as many members as possible, from both our junior and senior clubs to obtain a Working With Children Check, please keep in mind that these checks are FREE as they will be only need to be for a VOLUNTEER card.

The Diamond Valley Cricket Association has asked that all of the following club volunteers obtain a WWCC:

- ALL canteen staff
- ALL committee members
- ALL junior coaches
- ALL senior captains/coaches
- ALL club scorers (both senior and junior)

We would appreciate it even more if even our members outside of that list can do the same.

The video in this link takes you through the step-by-step process and is really easy to follow. All relative club contact information can be found here.

Once you lodge your WWCC, the club will be notified and will be able to put you into a register that will be kept from now on - this will allow us to keep track of who has a current card and remind others that they need to renew their's.

If you already have a WWCC please email the club at with your card details.

Thank you for your support on this matter!

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