Dear all life members, members, players and volunteers,
It is with great pleasure that I announce GDCC will have a team in the SACA Premier Women's 1st Grade competition for the 2020/21 season for the first time in our long and proud history.
This is just reward for many people around the club who have fought hard for this over the last 4-5 years since we started our Women's program. We now have a complete pathway for our girls and women players to progress and potentially play for the Scorpions, WBBL and/or Australia.
After missing out last year, the club had to go through a similar process again this year presenting to a selection committee and the PCC delegates. We re-evaluated where we were at from last year's result, we liaised and promoted our case with many people at SACA and made some key adjustments to our presentation - mainly around strengthening the playing squad without recruiting from other clubs as well as promoting the natural improvement of our playing group, playing at a higher standard with more specialised coaching.
Adelaide University CC also put up a very strong case for inclusion as the sixth Women's 1st Grade team, but thankfully we were given the nod after the scoring process.
There has been a number of people involved over the years but I'd particularly thank both Graham Sedunary and Cheryl Cook for their sustained and passionate efforts to get this over the line.
This is only the start of a lot of hard work as we want to make sure we have a competitive 1st grade Women's team!
We hope there may be some sort of announcement in the media shortly, so look out for that.
I know many of the girls and women are already training hard preparing for the coming season.
Just a reminder that the Presentation Night for last Season 2019/20 is at the Hwy on Friday the 4th of September, 2020 so please book with Bob Snewin ASAP.
I look forward to seeing many of you then.
First Grade Team Manager WANTED!
The Club urgently requires a First Grade Team Manager(s) for season 2020/21
This Volunteer Role can be split over home and away games if desired and requires the Team Manager to be at the game an hour before start and approximately an hour after the completion of the days play.
Further information to the Club Secretary Paul Angley 0407 716 988 or
club coach Grant Francis 0427 778 602
GDCC has recognised the contribution of the Chappell Family by naming the club room gates the “Chappell Gates”