The Dandenong Women’s Cricket Club (DWCC) and the Dandenong Cricket Club are pleased to announce that Special Resolutions voted through unanimously by members of both clubs last night mean the two entities will progress forward as a single club from July 1.
The merged entity shall keep the name Dandenong Cricket Club (DCC) and will maintain the panther mascot. However, a new logo is planned to integrate some aspect of the DWCC brand and representatives from both clubs have been buoyed by the overwhelming support of members in working with a ‘One Club’ approach.
“It has been fantastic to see how everyone involved has worked together and shown a real respect for both the history of both clubs and the vision we are working toward for the future” said DWCC's Kelly Applebee.
Applebee will take up the position of Vice President for the new DCC and will be joined by both Emma Gallagher and parent, Shahid Malik from DWCC on the new committee.
Michael Findlay, who will continue as DCC President, said “It has been a very positive process. The commitment that has been shown from all involved to not only make this merge happen, but ensure it is as successful as possible, means that we are already tracking well in our preparations for 2017-18 and have an exciting future beyond.”
Recruitment of coaches for the women’s teams are underway and DCC hopes to announce these shortly.
DWCC and DCC recognise the ongoing support from Cricket Victoria and the City of Greater Dandenong that allowed this merger to go ahead and that will be instrumental in its continued success.