We are excited to announce the following coaching appointments for season 2017/18: (click here to read the full Coaching Announcement Memo from the President).
We welcome back two former First Grade captains and state cricketers Graeme Cunningham and Darren McNees as skills coaches this year, as well as club legend Enrico Di Venuto who will be ever present at training during the week. We are looking forward to “Reeks” putting our players through his famous fielding drills for another season, as well as providing great support to our developing coaches.
Enrico is a Level 3 CA Coach, which makes three Level 3 Coaches leading our cricket program, with Ben Harrison and Ben Hilfenhaus making up the trio.
We also welcome first grade players Jesse Greenwood and Bill Dodd to our coaching group who will be taking on the role together of women's head coaches. They will be ably supported by Maddie Blazely as U17 Coach and Hobart Hurricanes player Sasha Moloney as U14 Coach, who have led the program over the past few seasons.
Sasha will also be taking on a key role in junior cricket as our Game Development Officer, and will work alongside our T20 Blast co-ordinator Andrew Kerr and in2cricket co-ordinator Sterre Kalis.
Our youth cricket program will be led by Loughborough University recruit Jack Laraman who will be well supported by first grade batsman Noah van der Werken (U15 Coach) and Sean Stevenson (U13 Coach).
"This season presents an exciting opportunity to implement a new coaching structure at the University of Tasmania Cricket Club." High Performance Manager Ben Harrison said
"Rather than the more traditional formula of having a tiered coaching structure, we are focusing on a line of coaching delivery across the whole club which will see all areas of the club accessing coaching from several highly experienced and accredited coaches along with a group of coaches beginning their coaching journey. It’s an exciting time for all involved at cricket at Uni and the coaching team look forward to meeting every challenge that season 2017/18 throws up as we strive to encourage and support our players improved performance at every level."
"We are really pleased with the new direction that our coaches are taking our program, and think we have a great mix of experience and developing coaches to set us up for the future" said club President Charles Rose
Click here to register to play for the Uni Lions this season.