The committee is delighted to announce that Burnside West Christchurch University Cricket Club has been awarded the title “2017/18 Cricket Club of the Year” by New Zealand Cricket as part of the NZC Community Cricket Awards.
These awards are serve as thanks and recognition to volunteers and development staff who have put their time, effort, and commitment into improving the game within their community.
The full press-release from NZC is here.
From the perspective of the committee, this award is an acknowledgement of the hard work and progress made by a countless array of volunteers, supporters, and players over the past few years. 2017/18 was a break-out season for the club, with our Premier men’s team enjoying their most successful summer for 20 years. That success is a reflection of a strong foundation – starting with the junior club, supported by parents, family members, managers, and coaches. The strength of the junior club is also reflected in the growing number of players returning to BWCUCC after high school and joining the senior ranks, and especially those who are beginning to give back to the club some of their time as coaches, volunteers, and committee members.
Our job as a club is to continue to foster that club spirit, to strive for success and enjoyment on and off the cricket park, and to continue our journey towards making BWCUCC the best cricket club in New Zealand.
Well done again to all club members (players, administrators and supporters) for your contributions to making BWCUCC the club that it is.