DUNKELD-BASED Western Country regional manager Stephen Field has snared one of six positions Cricket Victoria’s expanded Coaching and Talent Identification Unit.
The respected coach will begin the new role – which is headed by former Gold Coast Suns mentor Guy McKenna – on October 9.
Field said he would remain “heavily involved” in the region’s cricket landscape.
“I’ll be working with our dedicated pathway coaches, the new regional cricket manager, all coaches across the region and of course the talented boys and girls who have aspirations to play at a higher level,” he said.
“I think we’ve set up a really good structure. There are some fantastic coaches and managers who will continue our kids to play as high as possible.
“We’ve been reliant on the goodwill of clubs and associations who have been fantastic to work with, even with the tyranny of distance that we have to work around.”
Western Waves president Kelvin White said he was thrilled Field’s ability had been recognised by Cricket Victoria.
“Since we came into being, Stephen has contributed so much at all levels – from the development of entry level and pathway programs to providing advice and leadership to senior clubs,” White said.
“His passion and energy for the game of cricket knows no bounds.
“His ability to work with individuals and groups of cricketers is also outstanding.
It comes after Chay Deary and Matthew Lowe were appointed as cricket development officers for the Western Waves region a fortnight ago.