|About the Falcons... |
| The Knox Gardens Cricket Club is a family club. Our environment welcomes all and we pride ourselves on our very inclusive, welcoming culture. All players are treated equally and socially the club is a fantastic place to be. Our facilities, Knox Gardens Reserve, in Wantirna South, are some of the best in the Eastern suburbs and we pride ourselves in providing an enjoyable place for people to play cricket both on field and off. |
The club had a very successful 2017/18 with our 1st XI just missing playing finals in Norm Reeves shield . Our 2nd XI won Back to Back Premierships in Division 3 , while our other 2 senior sides played finals also . Our under 17ís also enjoyed premiership success! Whilst our Veterans lost a hard fought grand final.
At Knox Gardens we accommodate players of all ages and all skill levels and all Junior Teams are coached by accredited coaches who also have "working with children" certification. The Knox Gardens Cricket Club caters for players from 4 years of age (Boys and Girls), in our Woolworths Cricket program... to Junior players on Friday Nights (U/10ís, U/12s, U/14s )... and Junior players on Saturday mornings (U/16ís)... through to Senior cricketers on Saturday afternoons (Two Day & Split Innings Teams)... plus field a Veterans team for over 38ís on every 2nd Sunday afternoon.
The club will be led by Club Coach and Life Member Daine Vernon and the 1st XI captain Peter Dunlop.
If youíre thinking of playing cricket, contact us and enjoy on field success and skill development, and a great off field culture.
|Club Values: "The Way of the Falcon" |
| The Knox Gardens Cricket club is a non-for-profit sporting organisation that provides its members an inclusive, enjoyable and safe place to play cricket in the suburb of Wantirna South. The club aims to foster a successful environment which caters to players of all abilities and focuses on player development. It is a club that welcomes players from all backgrounds and as a club prides itself on its culture, its facilities and its history. As a club we aim to develop players from our junior program that develop a love of the game of cricket, the Knox Gardens cricket club and strive to be the best players possible, at as high a level as possible. |
As a club we understand that we are part of the local community in Knox and endeavour to form strong partnerships with all key stakeholders in the area. Our club provides a safe place for both males and females to not only enjoy sport, but to develop strong social relationships. Our club prides itself on being a welcoming place for guests, family, friends and opposition alike. We will continue to strive to provide an outstanding environment for our members both on and off field to be involved in.
As a club we will be relentless in pursuit of improvement of all individuals. We will strive for on field success, both club and team. To foster this we will provide our members a performance driven culture that strives for excellence. We will excel in the way we prepare, play and perform. At all times this will be done with respect to the rules of the competition we play in, the game of cricket and the Spirit of Cricket.
|GUIDING PRINCIPLES |
The Knox Gardens Cricket Club will by any measure be acknowledged as the premier club in the Ferntree Gully District Cricket Association (FTGDCA). We will be admired for our on field success, strong values, inclusive culture and first class facilities.
The Knox gardens Cricket club will be seen as the preferred choice of club for local parents & players. We will provide a positive and enjoyable cricket experience for all, whilst developing players, people and strong partnerships in the community. The club will strive for success and exemplary sportsmanship on the field, and the highest standard of club management and player and member support off the field.
∑ Our people are our greatest assets
∑ Provide a welcoming and friendly social atmosphere to club members, their families and visitors
∑ Committed to creating an atmosphere conducive to good cricket
∑ Committed to ensuring all people are given EQUAL opportunity.
∑ Any act of Racism, Victimisation or unsportsmanlike conduct will not be tolerated
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∑ We act as ONE in all situations and represent the Club with PRIDE.
∑ Maintain the history of the club by keeping links between the past and current members open
∑ Respect the club attire, facilities and values
∑ Everyone plays their part- On-field and Off field
∑ We are relentless in pursuit of Improvement of all individuals, and for Club and Team success
∑ Focus on developing Local Junior talent
∑ Promote and support the aspirations of players to play at the Highest Level
∑ Continue to develop outstanding training, playing and social facilities
∑ We are committed, as a collective and as individuals, to strive for excellence at all times
∑ All players and coaches adhere to the club code of Conduct
∑ All Junior & Senior Coaches/Captains must be at least Level 1 accredited.
∑ Excel in the way we prepare, play & host in the Spirit of Cricket as Good Sports
∑ Be seen as the preferred choice of Club for local parents & players.
∑ Strive for on field success, both club and team
∑ Provide our members a performance driven culture that strives for excellence
∑ Ensuring the future of the club through proper financial and corporate administration
∑ Fostering ongoing relationships and building partnerships within the community and with club sponsors
∑ Players & Members will be Financial
∑ Develop and maintain strong revenue and income streams through membership, sponsorship and fundraising
|Knox Gardens Strategic Plan |
|The clubs strategic plan for 2015-2018 has identified the following key area in helping us achieve our vision by 2018. The clubs strategic plan is constantly reviewed at a committee level and the club continues to strive to meet its current strategic aims. |
A detailed copy of the clubs strategic plan is available. Please email our President Aaron Bailey firstname.lastname@example.org
Strategic Pillars 2015-2018
1.Community engagement and Partnerships
Collaborate with local community, all levels of government and other stakeholders in true collaboration to help the club continue to grow.
Drive participation initiatives in new and existing market segments, with a major focus on junior development.
Achieve sustained success on field across all levels of the club.
Not to be satisfied with our current position in regards to facilities. We will look to further develop our training, social and playing facilities.
Build the Knox Gardens brand to deliver revenue opportunities for the benefit of the club.
1 Community engagement and Partnerships
Our aim is to collaborate with local community, all levels of government and other stakeholders in true collaboration to help the club continue to grow:
∑ Develop new sponsorship partnerships with local businesses in the area
∑ Continue to build relationships with local schools and kindergartens
∑ Continue to develop relationships with local government, the Knox Council and the FTGDCA
∑ Working with key stake holders, increase engagement with a broader section of the local community, including striving to achieve an increase in club membership
∑ Maintain, develop and promote the Knox Gardens brand, in particular through social media and the club website.
We aim to drive participation initiatives in new and existing market segments, with a major focus on junior development:
∑ Ensure the club has appropriate systems and initiatives in place to maximize player recruitment and retention from the local area.
∑ Develop a strong presence and engagement in the Hazlecroft development.
∑ Provide an inclusive, welcoming environment for all players and members.
∑ Provide quality coaches across our junior program.
∑ Provide outstanding social functions and community activities for our members.
∑ Develop strong recruitment, retention and pathway strategies of volunteers
∑ Build stronger links between the past and current members.
3 On-Field Success
We aim to have sustained success on field across all levels of the club
∑ Consistently compete in finals across all grades.
∑ Win the Norm Reeves Shield.
∑ Develop players who consistently perform at a high standard across all grades.
∑ Develop junior representative players and district cricketers.
∑ Develop our current junior players into key players in our senior sides.
∑ Create a culture of excellence in training, playing and club values
We will not be satisfied with our current position in regards to facilities. We will look to further develop our training, social and playing facilities:
∑ Upgrade the bottom nets.
∑ Upgrade the bottom oval playing surface.
∑ Working with our co tenants, improve the quality of our viewing areas and scoreboard.
∑ Develop a sense of history through-out our club rooms.
∑ Improve the comfort and usability of the social rooms.
5 Financial Management
We will build the Knox Gardens brand to deliver revenue opportunities for the benefit of the club
∑ Continuing to build and promote the Knox Gardens brand to the wider community
∑ Conducting ongoing reviews of the financial status of the Knox Gardens Cricket Club
∑ Record an operating profit every year
∑ Improve the viability and probability of functions and fundraising measures
∑ Develop and implement new revenue streams
∑ Continue to make playing at the club affordable
| Our home ground, Knox Gardens Reserve, is on Argyle Way, Wantirna South (Map 72G2). Our club is also privilaged to have access to Llewellyn Park (accessed via George Street, near Eastlink bridge) as a fantastic second facility. Llewellyn Park is heavily used by our Junior club, and in Season 2010/2011 will be used by some senior sides again. |
|Knox Gardens Reserve||Llewellyn Park|
|Not sure where an away ground is? See the away grounds page. |
|Subscription Fees |
| Covers: Match shirt (1 free per player when you join the club), association fees, team registration & insurance, nets maintenance, balls/equipment & grounds, coaching, facilities & power, umpires where applicable, match day ground fees & afternoon teas. |
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|Club Merchandise |
|Also available for purchase are club casual polo shirts, cricket jumpers, warm-up tops, shorts, Junior caps and Senior "Baggy red" caps. These are all available at Registration Days and through the club. |
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