NEW SEASON TO START 24 FEBRUARY
The 2105 Autumn Pennant is starting very soon. Hope you are all ready to go!
Yesterday the Clubs held the usual grading day, where we lined up all of our proposed teams and sorted out the Divisions. Vikings had to make a few small changes, but not many. Note Div 6 had to have a night swap, now on Tuesday.
Fees are due NOW, please pay – see in this Newsletter how to do that.
Read on for more news!
Vikings Social Comp 21 Jan – 18 Feb
Australia Day 26/1
Autumn Senior Pennant start 24 Feb
Junior Pennant Starts 27 Feb
Canberra Day 9 March
Squash ACT AGM 23/3
Good Friday 3 April – 6 April Easter Monday
Pennant week break 7-9 April
Anzac Day 25 April (Sat)
ACT Open 2-3 May
ACT Junior Open 15-16 May
Vikings –Parkes Trip 23 -24 May
Queen’s Birthday 8 June
Autumn Senior Pennant ends 25 June
Vikings Winter Social 1 July – 29 July
Spring Senior Pennant Start 11 August
Vikings Junior Challenge Silver event 22-23 August
Family & Community Day 28 Sep
Labour Day 5 Oct
World Squash Day 17 Oct
ACT Doubles 31 Oct – 1 Nov
Canberra Public Service Squash Challenge 7-8 Nov
Canberra Cup Juniors Bronze event 21 Nov
Vikings Club Championships 29 Nov
Autumn Pennant ends 4 Dec
1. 2/2 to 10/4
2. 27/4 to 3/7
3. 20/7 to 25/9
4. 12/10 to 21/12
2015 Autumn Pennant
The Pennant runs from 24 Feb to 25 July, with a one week break at Easter.
Fees are $145 – still! They are due at the beginning of the Competition.
Please Direct Deposit to:
Account number: 00906143
Or pay by credit through Yowie Squash
Please remember to put your name on the transaction so we know who it’s from.
All teams will receive squash balls for home games, as part of their fees.
All those who pay on time will get one of our fabulous drink bottles! Just ask Nev for one.
Fees also pay for Squash ACT and Squash Australia affiliation, Sports Insurances for injuries, Public Liability Insurance contribution, and ACT Government incorporation expenses and for all the admin expenses we incur.
Juniors who play both senior and juniors for Vikings only pay 50% for the senior Pennant - $72.
New Premier League
Last year saw Premier Division go down to 4 teams, so something had to be done. So we have sliced, diced and remade the format.
This pennant will see a Premier League based on four lines of players. The first line will be the top 6 players in Canberra, and the next two lines will be the next 12 best players. Line 4 will be the top six women players.
Each line will play a round robin format, so 5 weeks per round, 3 rounds make 15 games. We will end up with a Champion ACT player at the end of the League season!
Teams will be made of four players, based on Clubs as much as possible. Vikings has two players in the top line, Ray Payne and Aidan Parks.
Divisions 10 & 11
Div 10 and Div 11 will operate the same as last Pennant, where at the half way point the Division will be split into two, the top four teams playing each over and the bottom four teams playing each other.
The first round will be a rules/coaching night at Woden.
Autumn 2015 Vikings Teams
- Adam Robinson C
- Zac Smit
- Rob McComas
- Daniel Discipio
- LeftieMatt Dale
- Roy Zacharias
- Michael Hill C
- Declan Tracey-Patte
- Jeff Buckpitt C
- Dennis Apps
- Nev Sheather
- Natalie Myvalt
- Helen Parkes
- Gemma Wode
- Jamie Wode Hannah Smit
- Erin Chant
- Jamie Latham C
- Adam Gauntlett
- Bryson Hawkins
- Andrew Taylor
- Shaun Versey
- Sean McComas
- Matt Warmington C
- Sue Fahl
- Sarah Lilley
- Amelia Whymark
- Bruce Cartland
- John Smit C
- Marty Zigon
- Greg Mowle
- Victor Yeoh
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- Marshall Clark C
- Scott Walsh
- Maggie Thompson
- Shannon Paull
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- Nathan Ryan
- Geoffrey Ryan
- Matt Menz C
- Kathleen Palmer
Practice Costs - Big Savings!
If you prepay for practice, there are great savings to be made! Instead of finding the $8 per practice in the bottom of your bag, prepay and make life easier and cheaper:
- 12 Weeks in advance $85.00
- 24 Weeks in advance $150.00
- 48 Weeks in advance (whole year) $280.00
Prepay by direct deposit (same details as how to pay for the Pennant) or give to the practice coordinator.
Note cannot mix Sunday and Monday practice in the one deal, the administration gets too messy, but you can prepay for both if you want. For instance prepay 12 weeks both Monday & Sunday - $170.
2015 PARKES SQUASH & GOLF TRIP
It’s on again – the annual Parkes vs Vikings squash trip!
Leaving Friday night 22nd May, return Sunday 24th May 2015
Price to be confirmed but around $150 for the whole weekend:
- Bus* - petrol
- Accommodation (very good motel in town)
- Squash tournament – at least 3 games each
- Golf buggies and nine hole game at beautiful Parkes Golf course (no experience needed for golf – all fun)
- BBQ after golf.
Register your interest by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
* the Tuggies 21 seater bus, which is free to us.