Having been actively working in cricket for over 35 years as a coach, teacher, coach educator and administrator, I have had the opportunity for continuous learning and self-development. This has enabled me to pass on and encourage the ingredients of effective learning: to engage, ignite and inspire girls and boys, men and women, across a wide range of ages and stages of development. With a player centered, ‘holistic’ philosophy, with a desire to support the growth in confidence, of self belief and resilience, each coaching session aims to encourage and support individuals to realise their potential, sustain their learning and take this learning forward, contributing to both success in cricket as well as in life outside of the game.
Holistic, player CENTERED coaching which nurtures talented players and learners over time. to effect change in behaviours, attitudes and aspirations IN ORDER to achieve sustained growth, development and resilience
EXTENSIVE COACHING Experience
ECB Level 3 performance coach (Advanced Coach qualification gained in 1987). Extensive coaching in youth and adult programmes, global development including Natal Cricket Association’s Development Programme, the International Cricket Council’s (ICC)Development Progamme , Hampshire County boys’ and girls’ age groups teams, regional performance centres, Hampshire Women Hampshire Girls’ EPP programme, Hampshire VI cricket, Cricket Professional at Winchester College, Master I/C cricket at Hampshire Collegiate School, University of Southampton CC, Head coach at Easton & Martyr Worthy CC since 2004 and worked with a variety of club cricket colts sections and senior teams, maintained a year round coaching programme for a wide range of abilities of boys, girls and adults including 121, small groups, master classes, holiday camps, International training camps(ITCs) and tours.
TOURS AND TRAINING CAMPS
Accompanied tours as a player, coach, manager, across a range of countries including West Indies, South Africa, India, Europe, Australia and within the UK. Having worked closely with bespoke tour associates in the UK and in countries where training camps and tours have been successfully held, CFGU can rely on partners to underpin the logistically and operational elements, to enable CFGU coaches and managers, to focus on their areas of strength in supporting each individual within the travelling group.
Extensive playing experience at school, University and club level in England and South Africa. Minor counties(Dorset) experience over a long period in the 1980/90s. Player/coach positions at club level both overseas and in the UK. Currently playing in Hampshire league cricket as well as representing Hampshire over 50s, MCC, X-Arrows and Arabs CC.
QUALIFIED TEACHER: BEd(Hons) from Exeter University - St. Luke’s College. Worked in state and private sectors, mainly in secondary schools, although with primary school coaching experience.
ECB LEVEL 3 COACH: Having initially gained the ‘Advanced’ coaching qualification in 1987, completed the Level 3 qualification in 1999 and continued to remain ‘current’ through ECB coach CPD and attendance at national conferences.
COACH EDUCATION: Over 30 years experience of leading and delivering coach education courses on behalf of the ECB, including assessing and external verification roles. Tutored courses across southern counties in England as well as in European countries as part of the ICC European Development Programme.
SPORTS ED 1992 - 2000: Established a cricket coaching and holiday camp business.
ICC EUROPEAN DEVELOPMENT MANAGER 2000 - 2003: Managed the growth and sustainability of cricket across Europe as part of the ICC global development programme.
MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATOR TRAINING: Delivered a range of bespoke training courses, to global cricket administrators in Europe, Pakistan and UAE.
MANAGEMENT OF INDOOR CRICKET CENTRE: With Jeremy Frith, managed the operation and management of The Dummer Indoor Centre for a three-year period.
CLUB DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT: Experience of working at club level to devise strategies for growth, sustainability and management of youth sections.