WELCOME TO QUEENSLAND VETERANS CRICKET

Here is a very good article on Men’s Health (depression) featuring our own Mike Nowlan in the Gatton Star.

https://www.gattonstar.com.au/news/it-was-when-mike-got-help-he-was-able-to-free-hims/3746854/

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PRESIDENT’S REPORT – MAY, 2019

Dear Colleagues,

Northern Tour
I am writing this short update from Cairns at the end of our very successful QVC Northern Tour to promote veterans cricket in Bundaberg, Rockhampton, Mackay, Townsville and Cairns where we participated as part of the Great Barrier Reef Masters Games. We can now confidently say that the word is out about veterans cricket in these centres with very positive support for our plans to grow our numbers beyond Sth QLD. In each place we now have a point of contact (Regional Coordinator) to maintain good communication as part of our QVC network. We can also expect strong support from the QC representatives in these regions. It is now likely that we will have players from these centres to participate in the Mackay Winter Carnival (Jul), our finals weekend in Sep, possibly some individuals at the Nationals in Nov and the Cooper-Finlay Cup in 2020.

We are now considering the possibility of a similar tour next year with 2 x teams.

I would like to thank all the tour members including our Patron Geoff Dymock and his wife Merle for their support and significant contributions both on and off the field to promote veterans cricket. They were all great ambassadors for QVC and the spirit of veterans cricket. More details of the tour can be found in the next edition of the Newsletter. In summary, the team won 5 from 7 matches including a clean sweep in Cairns against much younger teams and awarded a Gold Medal as a result. A big well done to all and a big thank you to Rod Rice as organiser and tour leader! QVC is very lucky to have someone of Rod’s organisational skills, energy and drive!!

Farewell to QLD Players in Aust O60s UK Tour
Our contingent of six QLD players selected for the O60s UK Tour will be departing in the near future. These players include:
Mark Gaskell (Aust Captain)
Phil Drescher
Pat Carty
Mark Brady
Mike Frame
Ken McGrogan
Our very best wishes for a successful tour and a chance of a lifetime to represent Australia in Tests against England and Pakistan.

2020 O60s World Cup – Sunshine Coast
VCA has recently asked QVC to host this inaugural event in Oct/Nov 2020 following-on from hosting the O60s National in Sep that year. This is great opportunity and a big challenge organising and hosting two major events close together. We would certainly welcome any assistance on the organisation committees for these events. Send me an email if you are interested in helping out.

Good cricketing and good health!!

Keith Christiansen
QVC President

VALE – LEWIS DALE COOPER (May,1937 – April,2019)

Dear Colleagues,
It is my very sad duty to advise you of the passing of Lew Cooper OAM last night. He died peacefully surrounded by family members. I have already passed-on condolences to the family on behalf of QVC. Details of the funeral will be notified in due course.

Lew was our founding Patron and recently made our first Life Member. Here in QLD we are playing veterans cricket because of the vision, leadership and drive of Lew!! It is the end of an era in the history of Qld cricket not just veterans cricket. His passing will be deeply felt by many of us who had the privilege of being one of ‘ Lew’s Boys’ from primary school days right through our cricket careers. He touched and assisted many people on and off the field right across our State.

Details for Lew’s funeral as follows:
Date: Tue 23 Apr 2019
Time 11.00am
Venue: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 369 Given Tce, Paddington
Wake: Queensland Cricketers Club (Vulture St side of the Gabba), starting at 1pm.
In lieu of flowers donations should be made to Lord’s Taverners QLD.

QVC will make a donation to Lord’s Taverners on behalf of members.

I would ask all captains and players to wear black arm bands and pause to remember Lew at the start of our next matches in the O50s & O60/70s regional competition over the next few weekends.

Rest in Peace Lew!

Regards
Keith Christiansen
QVC President

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COMPETITION RULES, 2019

There has been some modifications to the QVC competition rules.

Please take the time to familiarise yourself with the new rules. Click HERE

It is expected that Captains will print them out and have their copy at each regional game.

Note that the rules under which Cooper-Finlay and the National Championships are played may be different from the QVC rules.

Must read article on depression and men’s health by Mike Nowlan in the Gatton Star HERE.

Mike also gave an address in November, 2018 at the Laidley Hospital on depression. You can read his very informative talk HERE.

The Black Dog Institute is an organisation dedicated to mental health, and in particular, depression.
You can go to their very informative web site HERE.

YOUR QVC STRATEGIC PLAN CAN BE VIEWED HERE.

THIS STRATEGIC PLAN HAS BEEN MANY MONTHS IN PLANNING AND FINE TUNING.

PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ IT AND PERHAPS PRINT IT OUT OR TRANSFER IT TO YOUR PHONE SO YOU CAN REFER TO IT AT ANY TIME.

If you think there is something that could be improved or if you disagree with anything in the Plan, please take the time to contact a QVC committee member or your regional co-ordinator. Remember this is YOUR Strategic Plan.

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