This Sunday is the Top End Gran Fondo and NCC again has an opportunity for the club to raise some funds through the provision of 6 volunteers to man a water station. Our water station is the first drinks stop at Pit Lane Liquor (Yarrawonga) the 20km mark of the ride. It would roughly be from 7am to 10am and require some basic tasks such as keeping the drink coolers full and pass out some fruit, energy bars etc. It is the easiest of the drink stops a most cyclists will bypass it with the last rider going by around 9:30am. We would then be expected to assist with the packing up some of the equipment. The guys that manned the City to Surf drink stop earlier this year had a heap of fun and it sets you up for a quality Sunday.
Please let your captain or a committee member know by lunchtime tomorrow if you are available to commit to assist this lucrative opportunity.
Coinciding with the last Saturday home and away selection evening for 2017, NCC is also hosting the last 2017 Thursday Night (17th August) community kitchen at the Donga.
Please stay after training tomorrow for great value Gourmet Schnitzel burgers, refreshments at bar prices and the announcement of team selections.
We are undertaking a big push to finish the home and away season off strongly so are encouraging all players to attend tomorrow’s training and finish off the season on a positive note.
Australian Cricket Team
As cricketing fans, you will all have seen the news that the Australian Cricket team will be in Darwin next week for a training camp! This is a good opportunity for all supporters to witness the Australian Cricket team in action with a number of events open to the public occurring during the week visit.
As part of their visit, the Australian players are going to visit as many of the junior games as possible on Saturday the 12th August. This is great news for all our young and inspired junior players. NCC have been working with NTCA to push for a number of players to visit our home ground with a the Div 2 blue shield game scheduled to happen and a couple of other games likely to be scheduled at Nightcliff Primary. This is not to say that the other junior teams will not be able to meet the Australian Players at their retrospective games, with the ground representation still unknown.
So, we at NCC are calling for Senior Players, Milo participants, Parents and Supporters to come down to the Nightcliff Cricket Oval the morning of the 12th of August to meet some of the Australian Cricket team. There will be a sausage sizzle and drinks available. (Actual start time to be determined)
Milo in2Cricket recommences this Friday the 4th of August after the mid semester school break.
There will be 3 more sessions before we wrap up the 2017 program on the 18th of August.
As before the break, please be at Nightcliff Oval at 5:15 for a 5:30pm start.