The club is delighted to confirm that Stuart Kennedy currently our U11 Coach, will now take up the role of Club Coach. Stuart is a qualified cricket and hockey coach as well as being a teacher making him ideal for the role.  He understands both of the aspects of coaching of what to deliver and how. With the support of John Cook Hampshire Cricket Development Manager, Stuart along with Graham Sampson has been working over the last few months on how we see this working at the club.

As the club’s junior section has expanded over the recent years there has been an increasing number of coaches within the club. These are all volunteers who come from cricketing and non cricketing backgrounds. The club has been proactive in ensuring that all volunteers who coach have a relevant coaching qualification together with the requisite safeguarding requirements to coach children. 

The aim of Stuart’s role is to support the continual development of our coaches across the whole club and we wish him well in his new role.