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March 2009 News

Easter Coaching Courses at The Glasgow Academy

Posted on Saturday 28th March 2009 by Fraser Murray

The Glasgow Academy is again running coaching courses during the Easter holidays for any young and enthusiastic cricketer.

The courses will be organised and delivered by Mr Vedam Hariharan who is the cricket professional with the Academy during the summer, and a leading overseas coach in Australian and Indian Cricket Centres of Excellence.

Download Details/Booking Form (pdf, 21k)

Race and Stumpy Night

Posted on Sunday 15th March 2009 by Fraser Murray

The Accies Race and Stumpy Night will take place on Friday 27 March at the club house in New Anniesland.

There will be food, horse races, coin bowling for prizes and the obligatory stumpy races, for which the club accepts no responsibility for psychological damage or laundry bills.

It's a simple fun format: buy drink, place bet, watch race, shout at useless nag, mutter darkly as you repeat it all over again and your teammates count their winnings.

Even better with stumpy when you can place a bet and shout at flapping teammates as they spiral out of control miles away from the finishing line.

Races are also available for sponsorship at £20.

It will be a fun evening and all so come along and help to raise much needed funds for the club.

Details

  • Date: Friday 27 March
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Place: Clubhouse, New Anniesland
  • Tickets: In advance or available on the door.  Download and return our Race Night Form to purchase tickets in advance.
  • Price: £5 (includes ownership of one horse)
  • Further information: fundraising@glasgowaccies.cc

Senior Player Levy

Posted on by Fraser Murray

Accies members pay annual subscriptions as well as a player levy, known at other clubs as match fees.

The annual subscriptions are paid directly to Glasgow Academicals Sports Club, the overarching club for cricket as well as other sports such as rugby and hockey.

The subs covers costs for things like pitch use, maintenance and changing room facilities.

The Accies Cricket Club doesn't receive a penny from the subs which is why it is obliged to raise money through activities such as social events, bonus ball and the player levy.

All funds raised go towards the club's operating costs, equipment and training facilities.

The player levy also provides a convenient method of payment so that captains don't have to hassle their players for match fees.

In addition your 2009 levy will entitle you to free entry to the quiz and race nights in 2010.

The player levy is an extra expense on top of the annual subs but the subs and levy combined are still cheaper when compared to the cost of membership at other cricket clubs.

The player levy for 2009 is £60 for seniors, £40 for students and unwaged, and £15 for juniors.

Both subscription and levy should be paid no later than 31st May 2009 - if you don't pay you won't be selected to play!

To make paying the Senior/Student player levy more convenient this year we will have the option of paying by standing order.

This will allow you to set up four monthly payments to cover your player levy for 2009 which will entitle you to free entry to the quiz and race nights in 2010.

The same convenient method of payment is available for the club's bonus ball competition.

Senior Mebership Forms and Player Levy Standing Order Forms will be distributed shortly.

Winter and Summer Nets

Posted on by Fraser Murray

The winter nets at the Glasgow Academy Sports hall are drawing to a close before the switch to outside nets at the Accies ground at New Anniesland.

The club has to pay extra costs to hire the sports hall so all participating members are asked to pay their way as below for the final sessions.

Net and training sessions at the cricket ground are free.

Summer Nets

Senior members trains every Wednesday night during the summer at the club ground starting at 6pm. Juniors train on Sunday mornings from 1030 until 1215 at Accies.

Older juniors (U16s and above) are encouraged to join in with senior as well as junior training.

Indoor Nets charges

  • Adult: £4 per session or £20 ‘season ticket'
  • Student/unwaged: £3 per session or £15 ‘season ticket'
  • Junior: £2 per session or £10 ‘season ticket'
  • New members: First week only free then as above


Senior winter net dates

March: 15th, 22nd, 29th

Senior nets run from 1045-1245

Junior winter net dates

March: 15th, 22nd, 29th

Junior nets runs from 1245-1530

Easyfrundraising

Posted on by Fraser Murray

Cue groans for yet another news item for begging/raising funds but we're insatiable for cash and this is a really easy to raise it.

The easyfundraising.org.uk website lets you shop online with 600+ well known retailers and every purchase you make will generate a free cash donation for the club.

easyfundraising is free to use and you won't pay a penny more for your shopping - you could even save money with over 100 exclusive online offers from many of your favourite high street stores.

You could raise much needed funds for us, just by making all your online purchases through easyfundraising all year round.

How to join

Visit www.easyfundraising.org.uk/gacc (external link) and follow the instructions.