Junior premier cricket coaches and coordinators gained an insight from the WACA High Performance staff into how to mentor and develop young players.

Coach Development Manager Chris Brabazon said the event aimed to strengthen the partnership between the WACA and the clubs.

“This type of engagement reminds us all that we are in this together,” he said.

“The more that we can cross age group, club and association lines to share stories, best practices and collaborate, the more this group can enjoy their experience and the players will be the ultimate beneficiaries.”

“Our group of coaches are extremely passionate and the coordinators are doing a great job in the community.

Attendees also heard from WA’s Sports Science Sports Medicine Manager Nick Jones on injury prevention as well as coaching tips from Talent Development Manager David Fitzgerald.

Twenty-five of WA’s contracted players have come through the Premier Cricket system or country pathway at some stage in their career, highlighting the need to keep developing the JPC club coaches.

“Hopefully the coaches walked away with a better understanding of what is expected of their role in Western Australian cricket,” Brabazon said.

“It’s important the clubs also know that the WACA is here to support and guide them as much as possible, in creating the best environments and inspiring their players to love cricket.”

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