Cricket Australia today announced the appointment of Andrew Weller as its first Physical Performance Manager. The 48-year-old has spent the last 10 years working with AFL clubs, and has been the High Performance Manager at the Gold Coast Suns for the past 4 years.
CA’s Executive General Manager Team Performance Pat Howard said: “CA is pleased to announce the signing of Andrew Weller as CA’s Physical Performance Manager. Andrew has been at the Gold Coast Suns from the beginning and was instrumental in creating their strength and conditioning program. Previous to this he was the Rehabilitation Manager at the St Kilda football club. Andrew will be responsible for all strength and conditioning programs across all of the Australian teams, both male and female. He will be a key liaison person between these national programs and their home State programs.
“Andrew will implement a consistent long term delivery across all of Australian cricket working with the States, the youngest elite players all the way to the national teams,” he added.
Andrew Weller said: “I’m really looking forward to the challenge of working with Cricket Australia, its high performance squads and the sports science teams within the States. Over the last decade I’ve worked in AFL and I’m sure I can bring innovations from that sport to cricket as we continue to develop the High Performance culture around the Australian cricket teams.”
CA will continue the process of recruiting for the role of Physical Performance Coach. That role will report to Andrew and be responsible for the physical preparation of the Australian men’s team when they are touring overseas and during the Australian international summer program. That appointment is expected to be confirmed within the next two weeks.