bb The New City Cricket Club is a member club of Cricket Albury Wodonga based in Lavington.
The 2018-2019 season had significant challenges for the club when only five games into the season the club found itself without an A Grade Coach or A Grade Captain after both resigned in dramatic circumstances.
A Sub Committee was formed and reached out to Craig Footman to undertake the Director of Coaching role at the club and mentor our young English player whom was appointed Captain Coach.
In response to the situation, Craig implemented a number of initiatives including:
- Individual coaching of junior players which included a USB stick of video footage and commentary highlighting areas for improvement so they could continue to work on their skills;
- Weekly mentoring of our young leadership group;
- The collection of game day data to inform better decision making and help improve individual performance; and
- Weekly reporting through to the Committee.
New City was not expected to be competitive yet managed to win three games against quality opposition over the next few weeks as well as give the two top sides a scare before gallantly going down by close margins. The club was in finals contention right through to the end of the season.
The club recognises that Craig brings a unique and contemporary perspective to the game and is particularly good with our young players and emerging leaders. He is an exceptional cricket coach that players want to play for.
We are looking forward to working with Craig for many years to come.
– Christopher Green
President of New City Cricket Club