YOU CAN READ THE NEW QVC SAFETY POLICY BYLAW (WHICH INCLUDES HELMETS) HERE
The new QVC Player Safety Policy document which includes requirements for wearing helmets as required by the governing bodies of cricket, in particular CA, VCA, and QC. There should be no surprises to anyone as the QVC Committee has been forewarning this as a likely requirement during the past 18 months based on information provided by the governing bodies.
Officially, the Policy will come into effect from 09 Sep 2019, the day after our Regional Competition Finals. This is aimed to ease those players into wearing helmets, if not already doing so, during the trial/practice matches before the respective Age Group National Championships in Nov 19 where helmets will be a compulsory requirement.
There will be a detailed QVC Playing Conditions – Helmets document released in the near future that will be the authoritative documents for umpires, players and officials. This document is currently being drafted by Nelma Grout in consultation with QC.
We will be providing 2 x team helmets for each team participating in the O60s & O70s championships to assist in the transition. These will also be available for use at the trial/selection matches.
We encourage all players to acquire their own helmets, certainly in time for the 2020 season. We have negotiated a good deal (currently $59.00) for a compliant helmet with KD Sports ((Ph 07 33006114, ask for Michael and indicate that you are a QVC member). The VCA National Sponsor Kingsgrove Sports (Sydney) also offers a Veterans Cricket discount.
We now must move forward as players and officials on this matter. Your full support, acknowledging this represents a significant change for many of us not used to helmet, would be greatly appreciated.