Bradman Residential Camp has the A-team in coaching

07/09/12 Category: Blog Posted by:

The Bradman Residential Camp 2012 features FOUR of the best coaches in the field.

Anthony Stuart: Anthony Stuart is the Head Coach of the RTA SpeedBlitz Blues.

Stuart, 41, who hails from Newcastle, enjoyed a successful playing career as a right-arm fast bowler. He represented NSW in 26 First Class matches, taking 70 wickets at an average of 30.82. In addition, he played three One-Day Internationals for Australia, which included a famous hat-trick against Pakistan at the MCG in 1996/97.

Stuart recently returned to Australia after five years as Coach of Wellington in the New Zealand domestic competition. He also coached the New Zealand A team during this time.

Joanne Broadbent: Former Australian vice-captain and Queensland coach, Joanne Broadbent, has been named Head Coach of the Lend Lease Breakers for the 2012/13 season.

She was the first Australian woman to score a Test double century, finishing with a Test batting average of 109.25, and was part of the team which won the 1997 World Cup in front of 70,000 spectators at Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

Her significant coaching experience includes seven years in charge of the Queensland Fire. In that time she took the team from the bottom of the ladder to the 2005/06 Women’s National Cricket League Finals, where they came within two runs of upsetting the Lend Lease Breakers in the third and deciding match, which would have given Queensland the title.

Chandika Hathurusingha: Former Sri Lankan batsman Chandika Hathurusingha is the NSW Assistant Coach for the next two years.

Hathurusingha played 26 Test matches for Sri Lanka between 1991 and 1999, scoring 1274 runs at an average of 29.62, with a highest score of 83. As a compact right-hander, who had the ability to bat for long periods, he forged a successful opening partnership with Roshan Mahanama. He also played in 35 One-Day Internationals.

Hathurusingha has devoted himself to coaching since his retirement from playing in 2005. He was Head Coach of the Sri Lanka A side between 2006 and 2009 before being appointed Assistant Coach of the national team under Trevor Bayliss between 2009 and 2010.

He will now work closely with RTA SpeedBlitz Blues Head Coach Anthony Stuart, in addition to looking after the NSW 2nd XI and Futures League teams.

Ken Davis: Ken Davis is back at Bradman this year for another round of expert tips in coaching.

Ken Davis has played and coached cricket at the first-grade level in both Western Australia and Victoria for most of his life.

Ken is a trained physical educator who understands the needs of elite, youth and club cricketers. He also has a background in sport psychology, which he draws on in his coverage of mental skills and preparation in this book. He taught human movement and physical education at Deakin University in Geelong, Victoria, for more than 20 years, and he has worked for Cricket Victoria since 2001.

Ken has a master’s degree from the University of Western Australia; his thesis was titled Fast Bowling in Cricket. He also has a PhD in sport psychology from Florida State University. Ken is currently working as a sport science consultant and is a member of the Cricket Coaches Association. He won the Coach of the Year award in 2005 through the Victorian Sports Awards.

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