PLAYING/TRAINING AT MTO: REMOVAL OF FENCING - PARK AVENUE - UPDATED
For Saturday's Round 1 match at MTO (22nd September) and potentially subsequent match and training sessions, all players need to be aware of the impact of removal of fencing on the Park Avenue side (eastern side of the oval).The Club has written to Council to request protective fencing be reinstated, and the Council is hoping to erect a temporary fix on Friday, 21st September until fixed permanently.
There has always been some risk of balls flying out of the nets on training/match days into this area and onto the road, or parked cars, pedestrians etc. The fact that the recent works on Park Avenue have brought the parked cars closer and the protective mesh fence has been removed, increase the risk of damage or injury substantially.Everyone, please be aware of the danger this presents and recommend the following:- Don’t park your car in the danger zone; - When batting in the nets, bat properly and keep the ball down! If you hit the ball in the air in that direction, you’ll take a long time convincing that’s productive practice; and - Taking fielding drills away from the eastern side of the oval, eg. a ball bouncing over the fence could easily land straight on the bonnet of these cars, just metres away from the boundary.
2018/2019 MEN'S AND WOMEN'S TRAINING DAYS
The days and times for the regular training at MTO for the rest of the season are:
WHEN: Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 4:30pm to Dusk
WHOM: Men's Grade
WHEN: Wednesdays, from 4:30pm to Dusk (pre-daylight saving) and from 5:00pm to Dusk (during daylight saving)
WHOM: Women's Grade