Cricket Australia Coaching


Coaches acknowledged at inaugural "A Sport For All Awards"

27 April 2017

a sport for all coaching

Hussain Hanif and Troy Paradies attended the Cricket Australia awards night nominated in the category of Community Cricket Coach of the Year

Australian Cricket’s A Sport For All Community Cricket Awards took place on the 26th of April at the MCG. The awards were hosted by the community engagement team at Cricket Australia and aimed to be a celebration of everything that is great about Cricket. 

All nominations were shortlisted by Cricket Australia and provided to the judging panel for assessment based on the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated excellence in the nominated award category.
  • Created sustainable participation in cricket and ensured a high quality experience for everyone.
  • Shown a firm commitment to inclusion by ensuring that cricket is a sport for all Australians.


A sport for all coach

In the category of coaching, Troy Paradies and Hussain Hanif were nominated for the national award from the eight state based coach of the year winners who were previously recognised in January. On the night Hussain walked away with the accolade of community coach of the year with Troy earning commendations for his tireless work in Queensland

More details of the great work Troy and Hussain have done in their communities and roles as coaches are below and Cricket Australia would like to congratulate both on this achievement. 

Troy Paradies (Central Queensland Cricket Association, QLD)

Troy has been involved with Central Queensland cricket as coach for 12 continuous seasons. He is a director of coaching at an association level for Central Highlands Cricket and for Central Queensland Cricket for the last three seasons. Living in Emerald, Troy has had to travel 600 km round trip for selection and training practice days as well as a number of matches. Troy is proactive about creating a safe environment and encouraging players to develop to the best that they can be. 

Hussain Hanif (Yarraville Cricket Club, VIC)

Huss has been involved in the Melbourne All-Abilities Cricket Association as a coach with the Yarraville Cricket Club.  His involvement and caring nature in dealing with players with learning difficulties has created a strong culture at the club. Huss was the coach of the victorious Victorian Vikings Intellectual Disability Team in the inaugural National Cricket Inclusion Championships in Geelong in December. Huss is a very approachable person, who makes his players feel like anything is achievable.