Responsible for managing and delivering a range of cricket related objectives in line with the Northants Recreational Cricket Strategic Plan and within the Northants Recreational Cricket CIC Outcome Framework. Some of the roles key tasks include:
- To deliver coaching in Schools as directed by the Northants Schools Plan
- To manage a District Programme
- To deliver coaching programmes (including 1-1’s and various groups)
- To Coach County/District Squads where agreed
- To manage all aspects of the Northants Player Pathway Programme (excluding the EPP)
- To work with NCCC on the Strategic Development of the Player Pathway
- To deliver the Player Pathway Development Plan
- To deliver the Player Pathway Annual Action Plan
- To work with the Elite Performance Coach on the transition between recreational and professional Cricket.
Matt is a UKCC Level 3 and NZ Level 1 qualified coach and has coaching experience in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, having previously worked for the Bedfordshire Cricket Board, South Canterbury Cricket Association and the Choice Cricket Centre. In addition to his coaching, Matt is also a qualified ECB Tutor & Assessor.
Matt has worked at Northants since 2010, having previously been the District Development Coach for the South Northants District. His activity included such things as delivering the chance to shine programme and other school activity, district coaching and management as well as working with clubs and age group representative coaching.
He has been involved in coaching boys and girls of all ages and abilities in a wide range of coaching environments and has developed vast experienced in the delivery of specialist one to one coaching through his role at Northants and in his previous roles at the Choice Cricket Centre in Hertfordshire and South Canterbury Cricket in New Zealand.
Prior to his involvement at Northants, Matt spent two seasons playing first grade cricket in Queensland and Western Australia along with two seasons of playing first grade and representative cricket in South Canterbury. Matt grew up playing age group representative cricket for Bedfordshire and has since played representative cricket in New Zealand for South Canterbury in the Hawke Cup, whilst currently playing minor counties cricket for Bedfordshire CCC.
Favourite Cricketers: Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting