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If I remember rightly it was at the age of 11 or 12 I picked up a cricket bat for the first time. I regularly played for the School First Team and was a bowler in those days, and I still today "put the ball on the spot" to quote my PE Teacher of the day (now head of PE at Oakwood School HORLEY).
Left school and played for a time for the Monotype Sports and Social Club in Salfords thinsk it is called the Perry Woord Sports Club now)
But if I was honest I now come off about 12 yards, but my action is much the same.
In the Summer of 2005 before we won the Ashes (seems like a long time ago now) I decided to become a qualified coach. Infact it was during a cricket match out in the field that I made the decision. June I think it was, and mainly to assist the Clubs Colts Section at Tadworth Cricket Club (just off the A217 ) north of Reigate Surrey.
So I kept an almost daily vidual on Surrey Cricket's excellent website - www.surreycricket.com. And as soon as Surrey Cricket announced the new UKCC Level 1 Assistant Coach Course(s) I applied and was confirmed on the Course at Hazelwood School OXTED, Surrey for January 2006. It was a very good course and proved to me that I have the ability to become a cricket coach for I attended all the course and passed the assessment. Something I should of done over 20 years ago!!
I mentioned Tadworth Cricket Club above , and you might be thinking why play for them as I live close to Gatwick Airport but in Surrey.You would be right although in the early 1990's I was employed by Legal & General plc at Kingswood so perhaps you can see why.
In April 2006 I also attended one of Ian Pont's - ABSAT Courses at the Hatfield University Campus and having passed this, this allows me to be an ABSAT Coach. What does ABSAT mean check out the ABSAT Coach Link on my my home page.
At the end of the 2006 season I also attended the UKCC Level 2 with Surrey Cricket this time with Hartley Bishop at Cramore School West HORSLEY. Attended all four of the full weekends and attended the assessment in March 2007 after having completed 10 hours - yes 10 hours of Support Practise, (this has reduced somewhat for UKCC 2 Level today), and passed the assessment with Hartley as the Assessor on the day.
I do have a normal day job in Infrastructure Support for Information Technology, so my coaching is done mainly at the weekends or evenings as well if I can get away from the office to get there on time. Head Coach at tadworth Cricket Club for 2007 & 2008 where upwards 110 youngsters adorn the outfield every friday night what a site.
For the first time I was Assistant to Joey Benjamin at Outwood Cricket Club for their sumemr programme of cricket coaching.
Since my qualification I have coached at various Cricket Clubs which include, Sutton, Reigate Priory, Tadworth , Horley, Mynthurst, Dorking, & Outwood. I am a regular Coach at Surrey Cricket's Development Courses 10 weeks pre and post Christmas at both Ewell Castle, and Hawthorns Bletchingley.
I hold Qualifications and Certifications as follows:-
I also have attended the following workshops/courses:-
COACH DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS (CDWs)
CRB - Criminal Records Bureau:
Yes - would like my own 6 lane "super" cricket high way in Horley, based on the one England Use at Loughborough. AS i think Horley is forgotten a little my those in kennington. So I am supporting Surrey Cricket in the Community where I live. If Ic an move to a full time role in coaching cricket I would, but it is the chicken and the egg - the leibving won't be there to start with.
In the short term looking to attend a Club Coach assessment and course to allow me to become a tutor for Surrey Cricket for the UKCC Level 2 and 1 courses they run twice a year, outside of the UK's Cricket Summer.
Have asked if I can be considered for the UKCC Level 3 perhaps JAN-APR 2009 for the course and 2009 for the assessments. "if selected" I guess...
Excellent courses on fast bowloing but can be appplied to all forms of bowling
Advanced Bio-Mechanics Speed and Acuracy Training
To conclude, I would ask you to ensure you have fun in all your cricket, and ensure that you respect all who you meet in your cricket, from players, tea-ladies to Umpires. The game of Cricket is a Great Game so keep it that way at all times.