During the annual Gala of the Royal Dutch Cricket Association (KNCB), Qui Vive Cricket Club was declared “Club of the year 2016” for the second time in 3 years! This prize is one of the 3 that Qui Vive won. During the presentation the club was praised for its various initiatives which included hosting of the Last Man Stands & IDCL cricket competition, establishment of the CubZ youth program and the pitch improvement project at Sportpark de Eendracht, which was a pilot for all cricket clubs in The Netherlands.
Retiring Chariman, Wim van Bunningen won the Club Volunteer of the Year” and youth coach, Andrew Baird won the “Coach of the Year” award. “As a association we are very proud of what we have achieved” said Wim van Bunningen who after 20 years as Chairman, is passing the baton to Nitin R. Potdar. “We have become one of the biggest cricket clubs in the Netherlands With seven men’s teams and a thriving new youth department. But the challenge remains to strengthen our base in New West, and we look forward to further progress in 2017”.
For coach Baird, the driving force behind the development of the CubZ program, says “recognition is an important signal that the club is on the right path.” “It is rewarding to see the young boys and girls enjoying their game of cricket” he says “and I’m glad I can help the children to improve their skills and contribute to further develop the sport and the club .”
Our Last Man Stands (www.lastmanstands.com) promo initiative was also nominated in the category where CC Bloemendaal’s Immigrant Program won the trophy. LMS will expand across The Netherlands and we hope to organize a bigger national competition and Amsterdam Open in 2017
A list of winners can be found here: http://kncb.nl/blije-winnaars-bij-kncb-cricket-gala/