Cricket Tasmania is proud to have five coaches linked to the Detail First Premier League invited to Cricket Australia's week-long High Performance Coaching Program in Brisbane next week.
Matthew Clark (South Hobart-Sandy Bay), Andrew Gower (Greater Northern Raiders), Taylah Purton & Alex Pyecroft (North Hobart) and Clive Rose (Kingborough), will travel to the Bupa National Cricket Centre in Brisbane for the program from Thursday 23 - Wednesday 29 May.
These five make up the Tasmanian contingent of the 22 successful applicants from around the nation following their work in Premier Cricket and, in the case of Taylah and Alex, the work they've done as part of Cricket Tasmania's Pathway Programs.
The five will also be beginning a Cricket Tasmania High Performance Coaching Scholarship program, working alongside full-time coaches to continue their development.
Taylah has been an Assistant Coach of underage teams on the Female Program of which Alex was the Head Coach of for the beginning of last summer - combining that role with being an Assistant Coach to Salliann Briggs' WBBL Hobart Hurricanes, before earning his Tigers' First-Class debut in the JLT Sheffield Shield in December.
"This program is a fantastic opportunity for Alex, who has shown a great desire to succeed off the field as a coach whilst pushing his selection case forward for the Tigers," said Briggs.
Matthew Clark has been Head Coach of the South Hobart-Sandy Bay Sharks during a time of great success the past three seasons, Andrew Gower heads up the Premier League's newcomers, Greater Northern Raiders - and is responsible for overseeing the development of many young cricketers in Northern Tasmania and Hobart Hurricanes & Tasmanian Tigers orthodox spinner, Clive Rose, is the Head Coach at Kingborough.
Both Clive and Andrew will travel to Brisbane on Sunday to undertake three days of specialist spin training prior to the program commencing.
"I am extremely pleased that Tasmanian cricket has been rewarded with five positions on this year's program," said State Coach Development & Pathway Manager, John Hayes.
"Each season we invest in developing Premier Cricket & Pathway coaches and we've rewarded these coaches who are committed to learning and developing their individual craft and demonstrate an athlete-centered approach."
"We aim to build on each individual's Competence, Confidence, Connection and Character to enable them to be the best version of themselves and help their athletes achieve success."
"Premier Cricket is the entry point to High Performance and we will continue to honour this pathway."
Cricket Tasmania thanks the Australian Cricketers' Association for their support of Clive's and Alex's application to the program.