From laughing stock to proven winners: how Wellington Firebirds became the country’s best cricket team
You could scratch the surface, check the Chinese zodiac table and declare this was always destined to be Wellington’s year of cricketing dominance. On Tuesday it gets real when New Zealand A and theirread more
It’s great preparation, if you’re talking high pressure cricketing job interviews. Tom Blundell spent the winter eyeballing his closest rival and got a sneak peek of India, as the Black Caps wicketkeeping race heats up.read more
A perfect storm delivered Luke Woodcock back to Wellington, just in time.
Now the embroider needs to quickly resume work on the commemorative cap, to mark theread more
The Wellington Firebirds have added some international flavour to their coaching staff for the upcoming Twenty20 competition.
Andy Pick, bowling coach for Nottinghamshire in England, isread more
I hopped off the plane in Wellington, New Zealand in September 2011 feeling relieved to be home. After being away for six months living and coaching cricket in Holland it was a good feeling to get back to the wind, rain, hills and Kiwi culture. I had been...read more
In 2011 I had just finished up the season coaching the Karori Cricket Club in Wellington. While reflecting on the last two seasons with the club the team had been very successful and I felt I was at a crossroads in terms of what to do next as a coach. Is...read more
Today I assisted a colleague facilitate a cricket coaching module for up and coming coaches. On my drive home, it really got me thinking about the subject of feedback. Lots of things went through my mind that gave me a good chance to think about my...read more
It's 2009 and I have developed a lot as a coach after having had three years’ experience of coaching the Wellington U19 team to go along with the three years of coaching the Wellington U15 and U17 teams. My question at this point, what is next? I knew that...read more
I conducted some research into what sports coaches at the high performance level are doing in relation to reviewing and debriefing and how they use data and analysis during this process. Below are the summaries of my own thoughts and the feedback provided...read more
In 2006 I was appointed coach of the Wellington U19 team. I was over the moon to be appointed because I was into my fourth year as a coach and I was working hard to build my profile. I felt my appointment was a show of faith that I was on the right track...read more