Coaching

Cricket Stands Out Among Award Nominees

The finalists for Sport Wellington’s Sportsperson the Year Awards were announced last week with cricket claiming six nominations across the categories. In the category that stirs the most public interest – as the public vote to determine the winner, Wellington Blaze all-rounder, Sophie Devine and Firebirds’ opener, Michael Papps find...

Hutt District’s Ian Gordon Wins National Award

New Zealand Cricket is excited to announce the 2016-17 Community Cricket Award winners. These awards are a thank you to volunteers and development staff who have put endless time and commitment into improving the game within their community. Among the winners is Hutt District Cricket Club’s Ian Gordon. Recognised for...

CricHQ Wellington A Coach Confirmed for 2017-18

Cricket Wellington are to pleased to announce the appointment of Ivan Tissera as the coach of CricHQ Wellington Provincial A side for the 2017-18 season. The role is a broad one, with Tissera leading training for the full Firebirds Wider Training Squad as well as the hands-on coaching involvement with...

Glenn Pocknall: My Irish Cricket Adventure

With the Wellington Firebirds’ 2017-18 season about to get underway, their Assistant Coach, Glenn Pocknall, takes us back to 2013 and his experiences coaching in Ireland. This is the latest in a series from Glenn where he recounts his journey in coaching. You can read his previous post here.   After...

Cricket Wellington Confirm Staff to Lead New Direction

Last month, Cricket Wellington unveiled ambitious plans for the future of cricket in the region. With a renewed focus on community cricket and development pathways, Cricket Wellington are pleased to announce the team that will lead the implementation of its new operating model. Leading the development of a talent pipeline...

Wellington Firebirds’ Coaches Extend Contracts

Cricket Wellington are pleased to announce that Bruce Edgar and Glenn Pocknall, Head Coach and Assistant Coach of the Wellington Firebirds, have extended their contracts to take the team through the 2018-19 summer. Pocknall has been in the role of Assistant since 2013, working with Jamie Siddons before Edgar took...

Coaching in County Cricket: what better place to learn

Wellington Firebirds’ Assistant Coach, Glenn Pocknall, has been taking us on a journey through his development as a coach. In this week’s post, he looks back five years to a northern hemisphere summer spend with Sussex in the UK. You can read Glenn’s previous post here.   It’s fair to...

Glenn Pocknall: My Dutch Experience, 2011

Glenn Pocknall’s coaching reflections reach 2011 and his time spent in Holland working with the Ajax Cricket Club. You can read Glenn’s last post here.   I hopped off the plane in Wellington, New Zealand in September 2011, feeling relieved to be home. After being away for six months, living...

Developing Coaches Soak Up Learning

Ten coaches from across the Wellington region recently completed the New Zealand Cricket Level II course in Wellington. The seven modules of the course included opportunities for coaches to develop their coaching philosophy, develop an understanding of the coaching process through exploring Ericsson and Kolbe’s research, and listening to and...