Western Fury | Coaching Staff


Stephen Jenkin
Coach
Born: 15 September 1953
Stephen Jenkin was appointed Head Coach of the Western Fury in May 2012, taking over the role from Job van Bunge who stepped down to concentrate on his full-time position at the WACA as High Performance Manager – Female Cricket.
 
The 59-year old brings an impressive record in female coaching to the Fury. He led the NSW Breakers from 1996 to 2001, winning five consecutive Women's National Cricket League titles, before he was appointed Head Coach of the Australian team in 2001.
 
His four year reign with the Southern Stars culminated with victory at the 2005 ICC Women's World Cup in South Africa. He then joined New Zealand Cricket as Head Coach of the White Ferns, and departed in 2008 to take on the role of High Performance Manager at Cricket Fiji.
 
Jenkin has also served as a senior coach at Cricket Australia's Centre of Excellence in Brisbane and prior to his stint with the Southern Stars he was involved in the elite programs of Women's Cricket Australia and coordinating high performance programs in regional New South Wales.
 
Jenkin moved to Perth in early 2012 to take up a position as Executive Officer of the Western Australian Rifle Association.


Aaron Hamilton
Assistant Coach
Born: 15 February 1979
Aaron Hamilton boasts a wealth of coaching experience which is a great asset for the Fury in his role assisting Stephen Jenkin.
 
A Level Three accredited coach, Hamilton enters his second season as assistant coach and selector with the Fury in 2012-13.
 
Hamilton took up this position after a year at Wanneroo District Cricket Club, where he served as Director of Coaching.
 
He has also enjoyed stints at the helm of the WA Indigenous Country XI and the State's Imparja Cup team in 2009.
 
Hamilton is emplyed full-time at the WACA as High Performance Cricket Officer in the North West Zone.

Shani Blay
Physiotherapist
Blay has worked with the Fury for the past three years after graduating with distinction from Curtin University in 2007. She also works part-time at Body Logic Physiotherapy in Claremont.

Blay has been the physio for the State Under 16 football team for the past five years and worked with WAFL clubs whilst completing her studies. She has also completed Level 1 & 2 Sports Physio Australia courses.