Flinders University Cricket Club News

“In Season 2019-2020, Flinders University Cricket Club is going to win premierships”

This is the stated aim of the FUCC for the coming season. A statement which we hope all involved with the club will buy into. We aim to provide an environment which enables individuals to perform, teams to be successful and the club culture to grow and prosper.

The FUCC currently has 3 teams which all play 1-day cricket. We play in the Adelaide Turf Cricket Association, in the LO1, LO3, and LO6 grades. This spread of teams allows the club to cater for all levels of ability. Playing and training on the Flinders campus, means we are close by and easy to access and with reduced fees for University students, we offer a affordable, fun and friendly environment to play cricket and socialise.

Introducing Naveen Vinod, Flinders University Cricket Club Captain and Coach for season 2019-20

Naveen comes to Flinders with a wealth of experience behind him and will be a strong leader both on-field and off. One of the key reasons he chose to come to Flinders was having played against us last season he felt we were a club who had the potential for great improvement. He has thrown his support behind the Clubs decision to have the stated goal of seeing success this year.

Naveen has played his junior and University cricket in his native India, representing state sides at several age groups and University level. He then moved to Queensland to further his studies and played grade cricket in Brisbane. Moving to Adelaide just over a decade ago, Naveen played at Hectorville in the ATCA 2 day A grades before deciding 1 day cricket was more for him!

Here in his own words, is his vision for Flinders this coming season.

“My vision is to build a team culture where we are ecstatic about others performance rather than our own and that will make a huge difference. I’m a big advocate of progressing players with the right attitude and develop the skills to achieve the desired results. On the field I’m a tough competitor who wants to play fair cricket but challenge in a fair way with the right attitude. I would like to have the same pathway here with all of you who play with the right attitude and we take the results at the end of the day as it comes. All I want is 100% application at training and during the game and as long as that commitment is there that is all it matters for me, winning or losing is just the part of it. My key focus during the time is to assist with adaptation to the game situations and make small tweaks whether it is in technique or approach that will get us positive results.

Preseason is coming

This year we will be utilising the services of the Flinders University Gym, who offer a strength and conditioning program to all Flinders Clubs. This will be in the form of a 10-week program run by a personal trainer, held in the gyms group fitness room. These sessions will be held on Monday nights, through to Sept 30th at 6.45pm. These sessions will be free, and we encourage all players to take the opportunity to knock the cobwebs out nice and early.

Indoor net training will this year consist of 5 evenings at the Gillespie Sports centre on Cross rd. Sessions begin on Thursday Sept 5th running from 7 to 9pm. Training will continue each Thursday evening at the same time, on Sept 12th, 19th, 26th and Oct 3rd. We have 2 nets booked for these 2 hr sessions, so encourage all players to get there on time and get the most out of the time available.

Outdoor training will begin at the Flinders nets on Tuesday Oct 8th and continue with the usual Tuesday Thursday routine.

Matches start for all grades on Saturday  19  October. So put that date in the diary!

More information about all the sessions will be sent out closer to the start dates and look for Facebook events being sent out soon.

Brett Mickan, President and Robb Muirhead, Secretary Flinders University Cricket Club.

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