Coaching

New Zealand Cricket Coaching and Vulnerable Persons Policy

Coaches are, in so many ways the sport. They are the people children listen to, learn from, and respect. Just as a great coach can inspire the hearts and minds of children to want to train and compete in sport, a poor coach can cause young participants and their families...

Registrations Open for Development Coaching Course

New Zealand Cricket and Cricket Wellington are offering coaches the opportunity to attend the new Development Course, which has replaced the Level 1 Coaching Course. This course is targeting coaches of youth club, secondary school, or district year 7 and 8 teams and consists of online and practical modules. This...

Cricket Wellington Appoints Age-Group Coaches

Cricket Wellington are pleased to announce the age-group coaching appointments for the 2018-19 season. After advertising the positions in June, Pathway Manager Chris Nevin, Blaze Coach and Coach Educator Christie Van Dyk, and Firebirds Assistant Coach Glenn Pocknall conducted interviews for the roles in early July. Both Nevin and Van...

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...