At Mount Lawley District Cricket Club (MLDCC), our coaching team is the driving force behind our success on the cricket field. They bring expertise, dedication, and a passion for the game that's truly inspiring.
In our "Coaches Corner" series, we're excited to introduce you to the brilliant minds moulding our cricket stars of tomorrow. Through a series of brief but insightful questions, you'll get a flavour of their cricket journeys, coaching philosophies, and the invaluable wisdom they impart to our players.
This week we have the pleasure of introducing:
Under 17's Coach
Where did you play most of your cricket growing up? I played junior cricket at Scarborough, before switching to baseball when I was 17. I played baseball at Wembley.
As a player your cricketing skill was… I was an opening batsman and bowled part time leggies. I was a pitcher and first baseman when playing baseball.
Three (3) people you would have to dinner? Shane Warne (RIP), Kelly Slater and Dave Grohl - bit of a mixed bunch!
How long have you been at MLDCC and what is your coaching level and role? This is my third year at MLDCC, second year coaching the 17s. I am a Level 2 accredited coach.
Why do you choose to coach cricket? I think I get as much enjoyment out of coaching as the boys get in playing the game. I enjoy being part of the team and I like to see the boys achieve their goals.
What is your coaching philosophy? Coaching for me is all about development. Giving opportunities and challenging the boys.
Beyond team success, what is your coaching aspirations for your team this season? I see 17s as the launching platform for boys to move into senior cricket. So having them prepared for that challenge is one of my key goals. Seeing the boys have an impact in grade cricket whether it is this year, or next is a good measure of our coaching success.
What values do you believe contribute to a good team/club culture? Teamwork is everything for me and a huge focus area. I want these boys to be great mates both on the field and off. Cricket is a tough game, and the support of your teammates has a big impact on whether you enjoy your cricket or not.
Join us again for the next instalment of “Coaches Corner” where we continue uncovering the unique stories, experiences, and knowhow that make our coaching staff an integral part of our MLDCC cricketing family.