Cricket Australia Coaching


Eight coaches have been named as their State/Territory coach of the year.

04 February 2016

coach awards
(L - R) Jason Herriot, Darren Richards, Matthew Betsey, Matt Buggins, Dy Kelaart, Mitch Spong, Scott Moran. (Missing from picture - Owen Eisenmenger & Alan Carter)

Cricket Coaches Australia

Eight coaches have been nominated by their State or Territory as Coach Of The Year for their hard work and dedication to Cricket at their club and state level. Cricket Australia hosted the coaches at the KFC T20 INTL Series v India at the Sydney Cricket Ground to say thank you for their continued work in helping to develop and support Cricket - Australia’s favourite game. 

WACA - Matt Buggins

Matt is involved with both junior Hilton Park Junior Cricket Club and Perth Cricket Club in WA and is currently undertaking his Representative Coaching Accreditation. He helps out with MILO in2Cricket as well as managing T20 Blast programs and he is also umpire coordinator for his association. Matt has also stood up to represent his club as the South West Metropolitan Junior Cricket Council.

SACA - Jason Herriot

Jason is involved with a series of teams on a voluntary basis. On any given weekend he coaches U12, U14 & U15 at Unley Cricket Club, Mercedes College Middle School A & Adelaide CC U14.Jason has attended the level 2 representative coaching course and is a strong advocate for both club and school cricket.

NTC - Dy Kelaart

Dy is involved in several coaching roles in the Northern Territory such as the Northern Territory Institute of Sport Scholarship Coach, 12 and Under NT School Sport Coach, Junior Club Cricket Coach and also Alice Springs Eagles Coach.

 He is NT crickets most active non paid coach and is fully dedicated to improving the abilities of kids not only in Alice Springs but NT as a whole.

CNSW – Matt Moran

Scott has demonstrated excellent leadership and has been integral in the integration of ACT into the Southern Zone as a part of the MOU. This has allowed players from ACT and Southern to compete as ACT/Southern in NSW Country Championships and was this year named Country Cricket Coach of the year at the annual Country Cricket Dinner

In the 2014\’15 season he was coach of the successful Bradman Cup (u16) team and in the 2016/17 season his zone have had 12 players selected in the ACT/NSW Country National championship teams.

CT - Mitch Spong

Mitch is involved with Lindisfarne Cricket Club in Tasmania and currently holds several coaching roles at the club. As well as being Game Development Officer & currently completing his Representative Coaching Course (Level 2), he is the Cricket Tasmania Premier league women’s coach and assists with the U17 girls also. He also is assistant coach for the Hurricanes Primary League teams.

CACT - Darren Richards  

Darren has a significant history in both Indoor Cricket (Australian Representative on 4 occasions including 2 world cups, 07 & 09 (Vice Captain) and Outdoor Cricket as a representative for the ACT Comets.

Key involvements for Darren over the past season his coaching has included ACT/Southern Under 19 Head Coach at the CNSW Country Carnival (6 Players selected in ACT/NSW Country team for Nationals) Youth Performance Squad Assistant coach for Cricket ACT, ACT Comets Assistant Coach for the CA Toyota Futures League & Western Districts Mentor Coach 

CV - Alan Carter

Alan has been a long term driver and supporter of female cricket over a number of years being the longest serving coach in Victorian Premier Cricket (Female). He has developed the female game at Box Hill and worked in with the Regional Cricket Manager in developing female cricket in his Region.As Coach of Box Hill he has played a major role in the development of players such as Meg & Anna Lanning, Cassie Brock, as well as quite a number of Victorian underage representatives over a number of years.

QLDC - Owen Eisenmenger  

Owen is an active participant and leader within his club (Southern Suburbs CC/Mackay CA) for many years. He has coached junior U10 for over a decade and . Owen runs 'all inclusive' training sessions, regardless of the participants ability, gender, social standing etc., modifying the sessions so all feel as though they have contributed and participated equally.