Talented Athlete Program
The Talented Athlete Program (TAP) was conceived and introduced to the WACA system in 2011. This program was designed to identify the most promising junior cricketers from the U14, U15 and U16 male, U15 and U18 female age groups, including players from regional WA, and provide them with holistic development over and above the normal cricket disciplines.
These areas of development included:
  • musculo-skeletal screening
  • strength/fitness testing
  • the provision of a personalised introductory strength program
  • access to mentoring with current Warriors players
  • dietary education and guidance  
  • a comprehensive mental skills program
  • skill development utilizing video taping and specialist coach support
  • running technique program
  • throwing/fielding program
Looking back over the program after its first season there is no doubt that there will be enormous benefits for all participants in the coming seasons. 
2013 Winter TAP Squads:  

Male U16s: Alec Green (Fremantle), Kristian Morisey (Willetton), Rex Strickland (South Perth), Jaxom Rose (Gosnells), Aaron Burrage (Rockingham Mandurah), Jake Eardley-Wilmot (Rockingham Mandurah), Duncan Christie (Joondalup), James Kirwan (Midland Guildford), Darius D'Silva (South Perth), Liam Knight (Scarborough), Tom Leishman (Mount Lawley), Alex Rose (South Perth), Tobe Watson (South West)

Male U15s: Aaron Hardie (Willetton), Dylan Banks (Wanneroo), Cameron Green (Subiaco Floreat), Matthew Spoors (Wanneroo), Shae Armstrong (Fremantle), Alex Trimboli (Claremont Nedlands), Alex Crump (Claremont Nedlands), Tom Weston (Mount Lawley), Bailey Gregson (Bayswater Morley), Adam Disisto (Perth), Ewan Crawley (Joondalup), Hamish McKenzie (Subiaco Floreat), Reece Anderson (Willetton), Manoj Joshi (Willetton), Bradley Hunter (Joondalup) , Lewis Davies (Great Southern), Joshua Bennett (South West), Jarrad Keron (Goldfields), Darby Lindsay (Goldfields)

Female U18s: Hannah Merritt (South West), Alison Overton (South West), Pheobe Vlahov (Mid West), Meg Thompson (South West), Shyanne Thomas (Goldfields), Beth Wimbush (Great Southern)

Female U15s: Niamh Walsh (Leeming Spartans), Rebecca West (South Perth), Madhu Muralidharan (Leeming Spartans), Chloe Wain (South West)

For further information please contact:
Lindsay Flinn | Talented Athlete Program Coordinator
Phone: 9265 7209
Mobile: 0411 056 591
Email: lindsay.flinn@waca.com.au