2019/20 Senior Coaching Structure
Posted by Daine Vernon on Friday, 26 Apr 2019 at 9:35pm

The Knox Gardens Cricket club is pleased to announce its Senior Coaching structure for 2019/20.

Moving away from the traditional Coaching structure employed in the past, the club will introduce a model based on high performance models used in various sports, designed to improve the club’s professionalism and ensure that every player on the list is provided the best chance of developing their cricket.

The Coaching group will be managed by Aaron Bailey, who will take on the role of Head of Coaching. A former president of the club, Bails moves into the management of our Cricket program, overseeing the group of coaches and the senior cricket program. Aaron, who is the Region General Manager of AFL Outer East brings an extensive background in sports administration and coaching, having previously set up the Eastern Ranges Female Talent program under a similar model.

Rhys Marget will support Aaron in the key role of Cricket Operations. Rhys has had a long and outstanding association at the club and will work with Aaron on areas such as training, selection, club values and cricket operations.

Aaron will be supported by three Senior Coaches, assigned key focus areas for the club

Jack Taylor – Training and Match Day

Peter Dunlop - Game day Strategy and Tactics

Daine Vernon - Player Development

Jack Taylor has been signed as one of our three Senior coaches, joining the club from Knoxfield for the next two seasons. The former Victorian Under 17, 19 and 2nd XI representative, who starred in the Norm Reeves Grand Final two seasons back for Knoxfield, will start in a non-playing role as he recovers from injury before moving into a playing coaching role. The star allrounder is a wonderful signing for the club, brining recent District 1’s experience

First Eleven Captain Peter Dunlop will take on a larger coaching role this season in charge of Game Day Tactics and strategy, with a specific focus on developing the way our Norm Reeves and Decoite shield teams play and prepare. Peter’s experience at District, Sub District and Norm Reeves level provides the club an excellent leader to set our on-field direction

Last year’s Senior Coach Daine Vernon, moves back into a position he has been outstanding in for the club, managing player development. Daine will work with our talented young list of players to ensure they are provided the best opportunity possible to develop.

Our Coaching group will be supported by specialist coaches managing the key areas of the game. These coaches will manage skill (craft) sessions at training, providing our players with one-one feedback and support.

-          Michael Casement - Strength and Conditioning

-          Jack Taylor and Daine Vernon - Bowling

-          Jarrod Butcher - Batting

-          Joe Morsello and Scott McInerney - Fielding

The club is pleased to welcome Trent Evans, Michael Casement and James Petrovski to the club, who have joined us from Knoxfield as the first of our player signings for the season. All three provide valuable experience for our young list strengthening our squad significantly. We welcome the boys and their partners to the club. A player meeting will be held Wednesday 8th May 7.30pm to introduce our coaching team for season 2019/20.

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