Cricket Tasmania Coach Development and Pathway Manager John Hayes said Tasmanian cricket has significant interest each year and 2017 has been no different with over 60 applications received nationally. 

“While Tim Paine won’t be attending the course in Brisbane due to the birth of his first child earlier in the week he is really excited about the program and is already preparing to start some work with our youth programs.  Both Tim and Xavier, with the support of the ACA, are dipping their toes into High Performance coaching with Xavier also staying on in Brisbane to work with some of Australia’s emerging spinners and coaches,” he said.

Other successful applicants from Tasmania for the 2017 intake are Tim Scott from the Kingborough District Cricket Club and Brad Loveluck from New Town Cricket Club with Hayes confirming there were other candidates from around Tasmania who were unfortunately unsuccessful this time.

“We want to continue to support and develop our coaches state-wide so the door isn’t closed.  Successful candidates from last season including former Tasmanian player Ben Hilfenhaus, Dan Salpietro & Wade Townsend will be involved in our State & Regional Youth Programs as part of their ongoing development and completion of the program.

“For our successful applicants this is a great reward, especially for long serving Cricket Tasmania Premier League coaches Brad Loveluck and Tim Scott who have had a lot of success with their clubs over recent times, some Futures League coaching call-ups, as well as assisting in the development of some of our emerging players,” Mr Hayes said.

The 30 successful candidates invited for the residential component of the program in Brisbane at the Bupa National Cricket Centre from Thursday 8 to Wednesday 14 June will be required to commit to 12 months of coaching, learning and development, with the search now on for 2018 candidates.

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