In 1980, the club moved from the Isle of Capri sporting oval to its current location at Sir Bruce Small Park the club has established cricketing facilities second to none and maintains that standard through a policy of continual reinvestment in our assets.
The CricketWood property was purchased in 1996 and the name was the inspiration of a 10 year old young man, Adam, who was impressed by the clouds of crickets that we disturbed as we walked through the paddocks.
Planning the vineyard took several years and included a course of Viticulture at the University of Western Australia under the guidance of Professor ‘Jac’ Considine.
From that course, CricketWood acquired the friendship and expertise of Mychelle Edwards who brought her family to help with the planting of the vines.
This block is 2 hectares (5 acres) and holds 2770 Cabernet sauvignon vines.
Andrew Gaman is our winemaker there and we look forward to winning awards with his help in the years to come.
Meantime, son Tobias caught the wine bug. He quickly finished his business degree at Curtin University and went to South Australia to study Enology at the University of Adelaide.
Our cricket facilities boast three ovals including a large, flood lit main oval with turf pitch (Dave Johnson Oval), two sets of training nets and generous sized change rooms.The club rooms feature a large, breezy covered deck for spectators and a brand new bar and kitchen.
Inspired by club coach and Queensland Bulls representative, Chris Swan’s motto of “Improve, Compete, have Fun”, the club has a very inclusive and close knit culture, ready to welcome all newcomers sharing our ideals.
Today, the club is proud to offer the Gold Coast’s strongest junior program and we welcome aspiring young cricketers from Milo level, right through to under 17’s.
Over the years, several Demons juniors have worked their way through the local cricket system, going on to higher achievements at the district, state and national levels. Check out SPCC junior.
We are immensely proud of Xav and all he has achieved!
Over the years at SPCC we have had many players that have represented their state or national team, just as our Club Captain Coach has done.