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New association swings into action

Tuesday June 24, 2014 Written by Cook Islands Cricket Published in Cricket
The freshly formed Rarotonga Cricket Association and newly appointed members have already swung into action with exciting changes ahead for the code. 14062327 The freshly formed Rarotonga Cricket Association and newly appointed members have already swung into action with exciting changes ahead for the code. 14062327

The newly elected members of the Rarotonga Cricket Association (RCA) swung straight into action after being formed last Friday.

The new association have already put in place the rules, regulations, appeals processes, the election of club representatives and office bearers at their inaugural meet.

Cook Islands Cricket is excited about the changes and the passion shown by the club representatives at the meeting.

Cooks Cricket’s CEO Alister Stevic says clubs were excited and enthusiastic about the new RCA and the responsibility of running Rarotonga senior men’s and women’s club cricket.

“For Cooks’ Cricket it is about putting sustainable measures in place to see cricket on Rarotonga continue to flourish,” says Stevic.

“I believe the clubs have nailed it with passionate office bearers and solid club representatives.”

Glenn ‘Hori’ Miller was elected the RCA’s chairman while June George takes the role as vice chairperson and Stephanie Vaiimene the role of secretary.

“Hori, June and Stephanie have a proven track record of strong leadership;  have been involved in cricket for a number of years and I believe they will do a fantastic job in assisting the RCA’s club representatives,” says Stevic.

The formation of the RCA will mean that the association is responsible for the planning, coordinating and managing of the senior men’s and women’s competitions on Rarotonga including the playing conditions, hearing appeals and recording results.

The next meeting of the RCA is set for July 11 at the Muri Club House where RCA representatives will set the competition structure and playing conditions for the season.

The meeting will provide the RCA with the opportunity to appoint a treasurer and for clubs absent at Friday night’s meeting to nominate their team representatives.

The team representatives are Bundi Mato and Lacynthia Rani (Muri) Stephanie Vaiimene (Arorangi women’s team), June George (Turangi women’s team), Toala Teinaki and Nauma Atiau (Tupapa 1 and 2), Glenn Miller (Titikaveka men), Terry Williams and Poru Samania (Takuvaine).