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VACANCIES

SENIOR PLAYER & ASSISTANT COACH

REQUIREMENT

West Chiltington & Thakeham Cricket Club is seeking the services of an experienced UK-based player with the appropriate coaching qualifications to support the club for the 2023 season.

ABOUT THE CLUB

West Chiltington & Thakeham CC, based in an attractive village location in the heart of West Sussex, is an ambitious club with a genuine community ethos. Through hard work and dedication, led by a determined committee and an army of volunteers, the club has grown significantly in recent years, both on and off the field. This has led to new achievements for the club at both senior and junior levels which, bolstered by an ever-growing social scene, provides an excellent platform for the club’s aspirations.


The club runs four senior teams in the Sussex Cricket League, a women's team in the Sussex Women’s League, a mid-week side in the Sussex (T20) Slam, two Sunday friendly teams. In addition, the club has a large junior section for boys and girls with ages ranging from U5’s through to U18s, who play in their own junior leagues and tournaments.


The club has two well-appointed grounds each boasting new clubhouses with excellent coaching facilities including new net lanes currently being installed at our principal ground in readiness for the 2023 season.


You can find out more about what’s happening at the club on our website www.wctcc.co.uk and on our social channels Facebook , Twitter and Instagram.

MAIN ROLE

Reporting to and working with our 1st XI Captain and our Club Coach, the main duties of the role are:

  • Playing 1st XI League cricket (Saturday) and Cup matches (Sunday)

  • Assisting with the 1st XI pre-match warm-ups 

  • Assisting with the Summer coaching programme (Thursday evenings)

  • Assisting with the Junior coaching sessions (Friday evenings)

AIM & PURPOSE OF ROLE

Our 1st XI is made up largely of talented and keen 18- to 21-year-olds who have taken the club into Division 2 of the Sussex Cricket League. Narrowly missing out on promotion to the League’s Premier Division, finishing a close 3rd last season, the club is ready to take the next step in our push for further success.


We are looking for an experienced player who has played at a good standard of cricket who can not only bring their skill and experience to the field of play but who can work with and help develop a group of young cricketers in readiness to challenge the best in the county.


OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Private coaching, utilising the club’s facilities

  • Working within the existing coaching structure and supporting Junior Holiday Camps


QUALIFICATION / STANDARDS

  • Has played County/Premier/Div 2 standard in the last two seasons

  • Coaching ECB Level 2 or higher

  • ECB DBS, Safeguarding and 1st Aid Training in place

  • UK based with UK Passport and hold British Citizenship

  • Previous club references (if available)

 

KEY SKILLS

  • An all-rounder (who bowls seam, ideally medium fast/fast-medium)

  • Good interpersonal skills with both seniors and juniors

  • Good organisational skills


PERIOD

  • Mid-April until Early September


REMUNERATION PACKAGE

  • To be negotiated

HOW TO APPLY


CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS

  • Sunday 5th February 2023

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