Cricket NSW, with support from Cricket Australia, has developed a pilot program to provide increased opportunities for high performance female coaching development in NSW.

Successful applicants for the Female Coaching Internships will become part of Cricket NSW for an initial one-year term.

Head of Coaching and Player Development David Moore believes the key to securing Cricket NSW’s long-term success is creating diversity across all areas of the sport.

“In the coaching space, we are focused on growing the female coaching pool and one of the ways we will seek to do that is by developing talent for the future via a Female Coaching Internship Program,” Mr Moore said.

“At Cricket NSW our purpose of inspiring everyone to love and play cricket and this is an important step on our journey.”

Cricket NSW Head of Female Cricket Leah Poulton said the development of female coaches was an important progression in the growth of female cricket.

“Women and girls are taking up cricket in unprecedented numbers” the former NSW Breakers and Australian batter said. “While we have produced some fantastic female coaches already, there is so much room for growth in this space”.

“We have well established pathways to develop our emerging athletes, this initiative will ensure there is a clear pathway for our best emerging coaches.”

Successful candidates will work with the Head of Coach Development, Head of Female Cricket, Pathway coaches in Cricket NSW women’s and men’s programs and other key roles to develop their experience, behaviours and skills.

Prospective coaches will learn to:

        Demonstrate effective coaching practice such as group organisation, session planning, review and evaluation of players and programs and time management in a session

        Demonstrate effective player development processes such as questioning, collaborative problem solving, decision making and critical thinking

        Understand and utilise a range of technology and articulate the importance to the player and the Australian Cricket system

        Utilise technology as a coaching tool

        Demonstrate effective presentation skills in, selected coach education forums

        If not undertaken, complete the CA High Performance Coaching Course

The successful applicants will also work across both the women’s and men’s programs throughout their internship.

Ideally, the successful candidates will be extremely reliable, adaptable and able to work autonomously. This role is an excellent opportunity for those trying to break into the high performance coaching system.

Applicants are expected to have a minimum Cricket Australia Representative (Level 2) coaching accreditation.

The internship is flexible in delivery and CNSW will work with successful candidates to ensure the program fits in with existing work and/or study commitments.

Internal applications can be sent directly to the People & Culture email: by COB Friday 23rd October 2020. Please include your most recent resume and a paragraph why you would be an ideal candidate.