The Concord Briars philosophy and emphasis is to build on the skills, enjoyment and camaraderie that develop through our children’s cricket years at the club. We work toward an enjoyable and rewarding season for all and that the players come back every season and stay a Briar forever
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Concord Briars Cricket Club or ‘Briars’.
Under 8s- Players must be 7 or younger by the 1st of September for the coming season
Under 9s- Players must be 8 or younger by the 1st of September for the coming season
Under 10s- Players must be 9 or younger by the 1st of September for the coming season
Under 11s- Players must be 10 or younger by the 1st of September for the coming season
Under 12’s – players must be 11 or younger by the 1st of September for the coming season
Under 13s- Players must be 12 or younger by the 1st of September for the coming season
Under 14’s – players must be 13 or younger by the 1st of September for the coming season.
Under 15’s – players must be 14 or younger by the 1st of September for the coming season.
Under 16’s – players must be 15 or younger by the 1st of September for the coming season.
Under17s- players must be 16 or younger y the 1st of September for the coming season.
For example – If your child turns 7yrs old before the 31st of August, he/she will be in the U8’s. If your child turns 8yrs old before the 31st of August he/she will be in the Under 9’s and so on and so forth.
Yes, teams are mixed gender and girls are encouraged to play.
There is also now a dedicated girl’s competition played on Saturday afternoons.
We offer modified teams for kids aged 5 to 8 which is perfect for anyone who is just starting out in cricket. Master Blaster is held at Edwards Park, 5.30pm – 6.30pm in Term 4.
The focus of Master Blaster (one location) is on skills and drills. Master Blaster (various locations) games are played home and away, with teams travelling to other adjoining areas. Children bowl and bat on a synthetic wicket with a modified ball.
You can request that your child play up an age group but remember it is more about your child than you. Junior players should try and stay in their own age group as they can achieve better results. Social needs should also be considered as they are often in a different year at school and may be less mature than their team mates.
Players are allocated to teams based on a number of factors including their skill, the number of registrations (ages and numbers vary each season), as well as the availability of team managers and coaches. From time to time we receive team related requests from parents and whilst we attempt to do our best to satisfy requests, it is not always possible to make everyone happy. As always, our focus is on skill development, teamwork and fun.
All children are welcome to play irrespective of their level of ability. Depending on your child’s circumstance, you might like to talk to the club about the best team for them to play in. To be able to assist children to take the field comfortably the club may allow the child to remain in an age group for a little longer than the rules stipulate.
Most games are played locally, around the Concord, Five Dock, Balmain, Annandale, Hunters Hill, Ryde and Gladesville areas. Under 13’s and above play further abroad.
Once all player registrations are in, teams are formed and Coaches and Managers are appointed. The Manager will liaise with Briars Club regarding the location and time of training.
U8’s – U9’s begin after the October school holidays. All other teams will commence mid-September.
Junior Blaster and Master Blaster (one location) programs will run during T4. All other age groups will be run from September/October through to March, taking a break over the Christmas School Holidays.
$110 – Junior Blasters
$200 – Master Blasters
$200 – U9 – U17 (Saturday morning and afternoon competition)
$220 – U13 – U14 (Sunday morning competition)
$270 – U15 – U17 (Sunday morning Turf competition)
$150 – All girls competitions
$215 – Park Cricket (full season) and $100 (part time max 4 games)
The registration fee covers all the costs of your child playing cricket at Briars, including equipment & insurance. All players receive a Playing Shirt and cap & a training shirt and training shorts.
Most other clubs charge around $160- $220 + clothing costs
Our fees are budgeted on a per season basis. Registration fee increases are a result of many factors including, amongst other things, increased costs associated with; equipment, ground hire, insurance, and association fees.
Coaches and Managers are required for each team and are volunteers and will be provided with training required to assist the team throughout the season. We encourage parents to volunteer, in doing so it assists in retaining our registration fees at a reasonable level
Our Coaches are Level 1 Cricket Australia Coaching Accredited. They are all offered umpiring courses also and assistance at training. Managers are offered scoring courses. For coaches, new to the game, we offer the level 1 coaching courses at the start of the season.