SCDCA are very proud to have successful junior representative teams year in and year out representing our district to the best of their abilities. In 2019/20, our junior representative teams will play in an Inter-Association competition as a part of the Greater Illawarra Cricket Zone (GICZ) comprising of South Coast, Shoalhaven, Southern Highlands and Illawarra Districts. The age groups of the teams in the Inter-Association Competition will be Under 12's, Under 13's, Under 14's and Under 16's.Any Junior Player interested in playing representative cricket in Season 2019/20 must be nominated by their club in order to attend Rep Development Squads, Rep Trials, or to be nominated by SCDCA to trial for the Youth Championships run by GICZ.Any Nominated Player by clubs MUST complete a Rep Nomination Form which can be obtained from their club and must be sent back to their club by Saturday 27th July 2019. Players may download the form from HERE if they wish to nominate themselves to their club but it will be at the clubs discretion as to whether the players is capable of being nominated to play at a representative level. Players who do not submit their form to their club by this time will be ineligible for playing Representative Cricket for SCDCA. Direct nominations to SCDCA will not be accepted.SCDCA Junior Representative Trial Dates for 2019/20 are to be determined. This is due to the Under 12's, Under 13's, Under 14's Inter-Association Competition not commencing until December due to the Introduction of the Cricket NSW Youth Championships, of which the GICZ will be entering teams into U13's/U14's/U15's. Unlike the NSWDCA competition that GICZ took part in last season, the Inter-Association Competition and Youth Championships will not be run at the same time and SCDCA representative players will have the opportunity to play in both competitions. Also, the Youth Championships is an endorsed part of the Representative Player Pathways for GICZ, as imposed by Cricket NSW. There will be a Representative Player Levy in Season 2019/20 which will be $150 (Shadow Players payment for playing and training gear to be determined). This will include each player receiving Training Shirt, Training Shorts, Playing Shirt & Playing Cap. This is for all 12 selected players for each age group. Youth Championships is the next step on the GICZ Junior Rep Pathway above the Inter-Association competition and SCDCA are able to nominate up to 12 players to trial for the Youth Championships in addition to those already invited by GICZ. This will be dependant on the quality of the those wishing to be nominated as indicated on their SCDCA Junior Rep Nomination Form. SCDCA has had to determine that; Only Players that have
been selected in representative cricket teams for SCDCA in previous seasons will
be nominated to trial for the Youth Championships, if an interest has been
Players should contact their clubs for information regarding Junior Representative Cricket and if clubs believe that a player is capable of playing at a representative level, they will then be nominated.
SCDCA still don’t have all the information on the running and potential levies imposed for the Youth Championships competition, however it is estimated that GICZ will be charging around $150 to cover the CNSW Levy, Playing Shirt, Officials Costs and Zone Levy. Accommodation, Meals and Travel will be at the expense of parents. GICZ may offer to include accommodation and meals for an increased levy to the player totalling between $400 and $450, and this is due to the carnival location being in Dubbo. As this is a significant expense, if parents are experiencing financial hardship, they are advised to contact Greater Illawarra Cricket Zone, where some assistance may be offered.