Steve Christensen New Club Captain
The club is delighted to announce the appointment of Steve Christensen as our club captain for season 2012/13. Steve and his deputy Andrew Mosca bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the top positions.
Steve began his cricketing career as a junior at our club playing 53 games and was a star of the club’s first Under 12 premiership team scoring 81. From his early start with us he moved on to play at Sunshine and then Footscray juniors where he won 2 Under 16 premierships, captaining the second of these flags. Having played Hatch and Dowling Shield cricket at Sunshine and Footscray respectfully he then progressed through the ranks at Footscray where he reached the seconds before crossing to North Melbourne for a season. Playing mainly as a top order bat, he also bowled and like his father, club Hall of Famer Ron, kept wickets occasionally.
Steve moved from North to Yarraville sub-district firsts for a few seasons before settling at Williamstown for decade where he was the club champion on 2 occasions and also picked up batting and bowling awards. He retired in 1996 due to a knee injury which put a stop to his cricket for a number of years due to 2 operations before having a stint at Coburg’s one-day team where he made over 200 not out in his ‘debut’ game. Now that’s how you shake the cob-webs out!
The club was thrilled when Steve returned to his roots last season and with him taking over the top job, he will bring a vast amount of experience to the seniors and with a still relatively young side will hopefully guide them to that next step this season and see us play in the final. Steve is also a successful businessman, commencing his own international freight forwarding company in 1998, SCI Australia Pty Ltd, which has now grown to 3 offices Australia wide.
The club wishes Steve and Andrew all the very best for the upcoming season and hope that all our players will get behind him and support them fully in our endeavour for a premiership.
Other News Updates
Sean Johnson to Captain the Seconds
Sean Johnson will take on the role as the skipper of the second’s this season and is excited at the thought of getting his chance to lead a team that played finals last season and which will hopefully only get better with several players likely to return to playing regular cricket again. Taking on the captaincy will give Sean the opportunity to not only improve his game but also to exhibit his leadership qualities. Sean is one of many fine young players at the club and we wish him all the very best for a successful season.