Cricket NSW is restructuring its Cricket Performance department as the first step towards ensuring it remains at the cutting edge of producing high quality international cricketers and winning titles.
The decision comes following a comprehensive and independent review of Cricket NSW’s high performance programs and activities.
Cricket NSW CEO Lee Germon said the purpose of the review was to determine the ideal high performance strategy, programs, investment and structures to deliver Cricket NSW’s ambition to be regarded as the world’s best cricket program.
Mr Germon outlined the objectives as:
• Winning titles – sustained success of our pathway and professional teams
• Developing and producing the best players, umpires, coaches and high performance practitioners in the world; and
• Running the best cricket and sports pathway in Australia
More than 70 people were involved in the review, which lasted six months.
The restructure of the Cricket Performance department includes:
• Creating a new head of department role (“Head of Cricket”) with oversight of strategy, cohesion and system wide focus. This role will go public on Friday with Odgers Berndtson leading the recruitment search.
• Creating two new roles to lead the Female and Male Performance areas respectively
• Current General Manager of Cricket Performance, David Moore being appointed to a new role to lead the High Performance Coach & Player Development area in what is believed to be the first role of its kind in Australian State cricket.
“This is the ideal time to have a review,” Mr Germon said. “We are operating from a position of strength.
“At Cricket NSW we consistently produce about half the players in the Men’s and Women’s National Teams and have an unparalleled level of success at domestic level in Women and Men’s cricket.
“This season the NSW Breakers, with six teenagers, played in a 24th consecutive Women’s National Cricket League Final, the Blues will play in a second successive Marsh Sheffield Shield Final and are on track to host it, and the Sydney Sixers and Thunder finished first and third respectively in the Big Bash League.
“Cricket NSW also continues to dominate underaged championships and produce some of the country’s finest umpires.
“On behalf of Cricket NSW I would like to thank David Moore for the excellent job he has done as GM of Cricket performance to ensure NSW maintained its preeminent position in Australian cricket.
“As a coach with international experience we look forward to David driving the area of high performance coach and player development with his great passion, experience and expertise.”