SWD Cricket Academy intake 2016

In order to broaden the player base and enhance the cricket structures in the province the provincial cricket academy was introduced in 2010.  The focus is on elite cricketers and the time frame for the academy is between April and September annually.  The academy is based in Oudtshoorn.

SWD Academy intake 2013
SWD Academy intake 2013

The determined age restriction is school leavers to the age of 23 years, but exceptions may be made on the recommendation of the selection panel.  A maximum number of fourteen cricketers will be selected for the intake.  Applicants must have played representative senior provincial, provincial schools and/or been part of a provincial high-performance programme (eg. SWD Emerging Squad)

APPLICATIONS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY THE FOLLOWING:

  • Copy of ID
  • Two reference’s from past coaches
  • Complete the attached forms and questionnaire
  • Your complete 2013/ 2014/ 2015 school stats including matches, number of innings, runs scored, 100’s, 50’s, not outs, averages, wickets taken, 5 wicket hauls, 3 wicket hauls, average, strike rate, economy rate.

SWD Cricket will coordinate and cater for board and lodging in Oudtshoorn where necessary during the period of the academy.

Academy members will be required to sign a memorandum of agreement and agree to obey the general rules and regulations as set down by the respective institutions where they reside.

Academy members are encouraged to study during 2016 and provision is made for members studying for a diploma/degree.

The programme will include player assessments, orientation/team building events, conditioning assessments and programme, general cricket skills – batting, bowling, wicket-keeping, fielding and leadership,  monthly fitness evaluations, player evaluations, life skills and cricket courses, friendly matches/tour , academy week fixtures and the opportunity to qualify as a Level 1 Coach, Level D Umpire, and Level C Scorer

Applicants must forward a CV to the office (at e-mail address andred@cricket.co.za or 044-272 6294 – fax) of  SWD Cricket by no later than Friday, 6 November 2015.

For any queries please contact Andre Du Plessis on 072 591 9637 or email andred@cricket.co.za.

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