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Junior Membership Details - Important - Please Read Carefully

Welcome to the 2019 cricket season at Walton.

Walton-on-Thames Cricket Club offer a safe and friendly environment for your children to have fun learning to play the wonderful game of cricket. In 2010 we were awarded ClubMark status recognising our 'Safeguarding Children Policy' and high standards of cricket coaching. This year we are looking to further develop our juniors section with continued investment designed to offer more opportunity, better coaching and more enjoyment for all our boys and girls.

We hope that your child will thoroughly enjoy their cricket this year. It's a big year for cricket in general, with the World Cup and the Ashes taking place in England, and we hope that these events will help inspire even greater enthusiasm for cricket in our youngsters.

For further details about the Age Group Managers and Coaches please download the 2019 Junior Cricket Information Sheet.

Existing members - to re-register for the 2019 season please click on the Payments tab above. Then select the appropriate membership package and pay on-line. Please note that we will collect your payment though a one-off direct debit.

New members - Our registration is online and involves a 3 step process:

Step 1: Create your online member account by using our sign up page
As a part of this process you will be asked to provide essential details to enable the club to manage your account and provide medical details and emergency contact details. This is especially important for parents registering their child.

Step 2: Confirm your email address
Almost immediately you will receive an email from Pitchero, who host our site, asking you to confirm your account. This is an essential step for the administration of our club so please do complete this step as soon as possible. This enables us to communicate with you regarding your child’s selection to play for the club. If you don't receive this email - please check your spam folders and add pitchero to your accepted email accounts.

Step 3: Payment
Use the Payments tab of our site and select the appropriate membership fee and complete your registration with the club. Please note that we will collect your payment though a one-off direct debit.

PLEASE COMPLETE YOUR APPLICATION & PAYMENT BEFORE Sunday 21 April 2019 which will allow us sufficient time to create registers for the first Sunday of the season.

Juniors subscriptions for the 2019 season:
Boys U8–U17 @ £90.00.
Girls U8-U15 @ £70.00
Boys & Girls Sibling's U8-U17 @ £70.00
Boys & Girls U5-U7 @ £50.00

If your son or daughter is joining a cricket club for the first time and you are not sure if they will like it you can pay £5.00 per session for the first three sessions before deciding whether to join.

Coaching dates for the 2019 Season
Age GroupsFirst SessionNo SessionLast Session
Boys & Girls under 5,6,7 (Sunday 09.30–10.30)28th April Not applicable21st July
Boys under 8 & 9 (Sunday 09.15–10.45)28th April Not applicable21st July
Girls Under 8-15 (Sunday 09.30–10.30)28th April Not applicable21st July
Boys Under 10 and 11 (Sunday 11.00–12.30)28th April Not applicable21st July
Boys Under 12 and 13 (Friday 18.00–20.00)26th April 31st May for half term 19th July
Under 14 and 15 (Monday 18.00–20) 29th AprilBank Holiday Mondays22nd July

Age groups
Junior player’s age group is determined by their age on 1st September 2018. Under 6,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17 means under that age on 1st September 2018.

Don’t forget to pick up your coffee and bacon roll from our Sunday morning cafe and check out cricket clothing Club Kit Shop where you can now purchase official Walton on Thames cricket clothing for matches or training. Items include shirts, caps, sweaters and trousers etc. Just click on Club Kit Shop located on the Home page.

We would also like to hear from any Mums and Dads interested in playing Saturday or Sunday cricket. This year our girls team are entered into two cricket festivals when we play matches against other clubs in Surrey.

Students taking the Duke of Edinburgh Award can fulfil their community volunteer service section by helping with U8’s cricket coaching on a Sunday morning.

Fixtures
We have entered teams in seven age groups in the West Surrey League or Glady's Chitty League and cup competitions at all age groups where possible. Fixture Cards will be distributed at a coaching session as soon as they become available. Fixtures are also posted on this website.

Match fees
Match Fees are £2 for all junior matches. These go towards paying for pitch preparation, match balls and infrastructure costs. Please make sure match fees are paid; team managers’ have plenty to do without chasing after them. Failure to pay may result in your child being dropped from a team.

Wet weather
We don’t have the resources to warn parents if a coaching session has to be called off because of the weather. If you are doubtful about a session being held and want to avoid an unnecessary journey to the club look on the website.

Hot weather
Junior’s should come with a cap or other headgear, cream for protection against the sun and water/soft drink in a suitable container.

Cricket helmets
The England and Wales Cricket Board has issued guidance on the wearing of helmets. As a consequence of this, the Club policy is that all Junior must wear helmets when batting against a hard ball or ‘standing up’ when keeping wicket against a hard ball. The Club may be able to provide helmets, but these are limited in number. Therefore, it is suggested that Junior may wish to purchase their own helmets for the same reason they purchase other protective equipment e.g. pads, gloves.
Please also note that batsmen must also wear an abdominal protector (box).

Video/Still photography
We may wish to video any Colt or Cygnet for coaching purposes. In addition, we may wish to take still photographs, e.g. team photographs. In the current climate, it is recognised that some parents may object to this. If this is so in your case, please let the Junior Manager or Coaching Secretary know in writing.

Website
Only those details which you personally authorise are available to other members. Any other information which you input is available only to approved administrators within the Club. Registration gives you access to the members' section of the website, which will news on club, junior section, training, age group teams and matches.

Things for you to consider
For the Junior section to be a success we need help from parents, so please:
• Encourage your Junior in all endeavours to improve his/her game and in the adoption of a sporting attitude
• Support the Coaches and Team Managers. If you are unhappy with any of their actions they will be happy to discuss matters with you
• Provide appropriate kit for your junior
• Bring and collect your junior on time – not five minutes late
• Support juniors during matches. If your junior is playing in a match come and watch; this is most needed at away matches. Otherwise, juniors will still appreciate your support during home matches

We always need help with scoring, umpiring and coaching. If you are willing to help with any of these, please come forward. Contact Graham Mann M:07429 440917 or grahamvmann@aol.com

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