Dear RPCC family,
We hope that you have been keeping well during these difficult times.
While we cannot currently provide an exact starting date for season 2021-22 due to the continued circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, advice that has been provided points to a hopeful commencement of a shortened season in November – most likely towards the end of the month – with primarily 1-day fixtures making up the competition.
A start date may not be certain at this stage, but what we are certain of is that the majority of Randwick Petersham’s wonderful sponsor base has recommitted to us for the season. We very much thank them for their support in these difficult times and wholeheartedly encourage all RPCC family members to support them in kind whenever they have the chance.
The RPCC management committee and coaching staff are currently hard at work, making sure that we can facilitate ‘pre-season’ training and practice matches in a manner compliant with health and public requirements. Practice dates and arrangements will be announced to the playing group once they have been finalised.
Given that we may be given as little as two weeks notice before the commencement of round 1, here are a few of the things that players can do to ensure they are ready for practice and play:
- Follow the fitness program by our very own Anthony Sams that has been provided throughout the winter. All players will be expected to be fit and ready to train and/or play.
- Attend the virtual sessions hosted on the various aspects of cricket to help you prepare for the upcoming season.
- Once the season does commence it is likely that it will be a requirement for all players, officials and volunteers to be vaccinated. Accordingly, we urge all club members to strongly consider getting vaccinated as soon as possible, or to seek medical advice from their GP if they are unsure.
- All players should download and request to join Randwick Petersham’s TeamApp page. All training, selection and game day news will be migrated from Mycricket by the time that the season commences.
- Please don’t hesitate in contacting your club mates to check up on them to make sure they are doing well or see if they need any assistance.
We are hopeful that as life starts to return to normal in the coming weeks, that we’ll be able to get together and play cricket as we always have. But until then, we all need to do our part to ensure that we can return as quickly and as seamlessly as possible.
Yours in cricket,
RPCC Management Committee & Coaching Staff