The Manager's Notes

General Manager's Notes

With the summer heat and humidity almost upon us, I welcome you all back from your Easter holidays. To our young students busily preparing for final term exams both at School and University, I wish you all the very best in your studies.

In April, we welcomed the Sydney Cricket Ground Trust XI to the Club. Glorious weather, great cricket, golf and new friendships complemented by fantastic catering and hosting made it a most memorable incoming tour. A huge personal thank you to Mr. Rossco Barrat for his incredible attention to detail and the welcomed added bonus of upfront payment! Thank you to HKCC staff and volunteers who worked so hard - your efforts will ensure that the SCG tourists will return to Sydney with the most positive of memories.

We welcome our Elite Under-15 boys back from their successful tour of Mumbai winning 2/5 matches. Well done to the skippers, namely Tej Sheopuri, Rahul Sharma and Sachin Suresh, accompanying coaches, Craig Wright and Ryan Buckley, and all the players.

Cricketers, please note that your Annual Awards Ball is on 20th May. If you have double-booked this with the Gala dinner held at DotCod on the same evening or any other event, think carefully about your preferred choice of evening, playing for the Taverners is only a single incorrect choice away!

At the time of writing, we are finalizing details to welcome to the Club, Tim Henman, former UK number one with Head Coach of the All England Club, Dan Bloxham, for "The Road to Wimbledon" Exhibition Match and Coaching Clinic.

Forthcoming events

On 7th May, we will be holding our biggest event of the year, the HKCC Garden Party. Children's games, stalls, spectacular food and drinks will once again be the feature of the day. Thank you to all who have registered early.

Please be advised registration is now open to non-members.

This summer, the Club will be organising Croquet games to be played on the ground. Members who would like to assist in organising these events, please contact Dee Crebbin via email to Members who have interest in taking part in Summer Croquet please also drop an email to Sports & Recreation Department at

The Club will be holding a Penfolds & Wynns Wine Dinner on 10th May at the Club. Fine Wines, including Penfolds Grange 2010, will be available for tasting.

Please be reminded that we celebrate the most important person in our lives, our Mums, on Mother's Day, Sunday 14th May. Both the Club and DotCod will be holding celebratory lunches. Note: DotCod will be providing a Children's Menu for this special event.


The ever popular Family Poolside Barbecue with Inflatables are scheduled on 19th May, 10th and 23 June. In addition, we have scheduled the children's favourite inflatable swimming toys to be in the Main Pool - every last Sunday of the month from now through to October.

Sports Days

As previously mentioned in these Notes, Sports Fun Day will be held on Sunday 4th June and our new Sports-For-All-Members Day on Sunday 11th June between 3pm - 6pm. Details of both events will be published in due course.

Finally, a call for all egg-heads to get your teams ready for the Club Quiz Night on 16th June. With new champions crowned at the last Quiz, I am looking forward to a gloves off, no-holds-barred event or at least some tough questions and a good curry!


Kieran Hale
General Manager


Please be reminded that the Club's Annual General Meeting will take place on Monday 5th June in the Clubhouse at 6:30 p.m.