THE TEAM



At Steve Waugh Cricket, we have one of the most respected cricketers of all time driving our business – with his philosophy and values still inspiring cricketers today.

Our coaching team believes that communicating and imparting Steve’s philosophy and values is important to the future of the game.

Our approach is about delivering a fun learning experience, helping cricketers improve their skills and their game in a relaxed, enjoyable atmosphere.

We firmly believe that “over-coaching” kids is one of the worst things a coach can do; instead, we want to let them be themselves, and enjoy their participation in the game.

To achieve this, we take the time to look at each player and evaluate their potential and skill levels, and then work from there.

Greg Small

Our Director of Cricket, Greg is a fully accredited coach with Cricket Australia, and a member of the England Cricket Board Coaches Association.

A first grade premiership winning player and coach, Greg has more than 30 years’ playing and coaching experience, playing with and against some of the game’s elite – including many first class and International players from around the cricketing world.

Greg’s cricketing and coaching highlights include:

 

  • A winner of the prestigious Bob Simpson Cricket NSW Sydney Grade cricket coach of the year
  • Current head coach with a leading club in the Sydney Grade cricket competition, developing and working with many elite cricketers
  • Worked with the NSW Second XI
  • Played with many first class and international players
  • Worked with first class and international players
  • Played league cricket as an overseas professional in the UK

Greg’s blend of knowledge, experience, talent identification and player assessment gives him the unique ability to:

  • Develop and implement high-performance coaching programs
  • Develop and integrate coaching structures for all internal coaches and players
  • Develop and identify key strategies and programs to ensure the continuous development of talented cricketers
  • Plan, prepare and deliver game day strategies.

His wide knowledge of the game, and match-winning skills, tactics and strategies give him the insights to work with players on developing their talents, and getting the most from their game.

Greg delivers high-energy coaching sessions that ensures participants are motivated and ready to go out and be their very best!

Corey Richards

SWC-Corey-R-coachSteve Waugh Cricket’s Head Coach, Corey is passionate about helping players become as good as they can be, allowing their natural talents to blossom in a fun, enjoyable environment.

A former first class batsman, Corey has played at Australia A and NSW level between 1995 and 2005, he also played 55 first class matches and 81 one day games for Australia A, NSW and Scotland.

Following his retirement from first class cricket, Corey began his coaching career in 2008 as head batting coach with Cricket NSW, overseeing such future international players as Steve Smith, Philip Hughes and Usman Khawaja. He held that role until 2012, when he was appointed assistant coach for the Sydney Sixers in the inaugural Big Bash League.

The team won the 2011-12 competition, qualifying them for the Champions League Twenty20 Trophy in South Africa, with Corey as head coach. Following an outstanding tournament, the Sydney Sixers, made history by winning the Champions League in their first attempt.

Corey came back for a second year as assistant coach with the Sydney Sixers, before being targeted as the assistant coach with the Bangladesh national team, a position he held for two years.

He returned to Australia in 2014, where he was appointed high-performance coach and head coach of the University of NSW Cricket Club, his current position.

Duncan Kerr

Strength and conditioning coach Duncan Kerr is a highly respected mentor to many athletes across a range of different sports – but with a major focus on cricket.

As an elite sports trainer, coach and mentor for the best part of three decades, Duncan has worked with leading international sports men and women, with his key focus being getting all the ingredients right to ensure that every one of his athletes performs at their very best.

Cricket is Duncan’s biggest passion, and he has worked with first class and International cricketers over many years – including some of the game’s leading players.

He has managed the Sydney Thunder in Australia’s T20 Big Bash, is closely involved with Cricket NSW, continues to coach at the grassroots level, and is a fully trained paramedic.

He has worked as a medic on TV’s The Biggest LoserUnderbelly and the team-building corporate show XVenture.

As an elite sports trainer, his career highlights include:

  • Touring with the Australian Cricket team as team masseur
  • Working with NSW Cricket team
  • Trainer for the Manly Sea Eagles Rugby League team (including three grand finals in 1995, 1996, and 1997)
  • Sydney Swifts Netball team
  • The Wiggles children entertainment group, travelling with them around the world

Duncan is the very best at getting that little bit extra from everyone he works with, leaving nothing to chance with his preparation and dedication. He is a confidant to many sporting and entertainment identities, and is highly sought after for corporate speaking and motivational talks to sporting and business groups across many fields and industries.

SIMON GOULD

Simon has been coaching Sydney grade cricket for several years and is a fully accredited coach with Cricket Australia.

Cricket is Simon’s passion and he is currently assistant coach with a leading Sydney grade club.

He works across numerous spheres including mentoring many of the club’s emerging young talents, and rising stars of the future.

Simon engages with players across all levels with enthusiasm and passion, helping to motivate them to be the very best they can, no matter what age or ability level.

 He is an experienced all-round sportsman and a highly regarded member of the Steve Waugh Cricket team.

In addition, Simon has played and coached rugby union and soccer at senior levels, plus he’s a competitive swimmer and a fully active and accredited surf lifesaver.

His vast experience across multiple sports gives Steve Waugh Cricket the advantage of applying different learnings and disciplines to give our participants that extra edge needed to be their very best.

Alex Kemp

Steve Waugh Cricket’s specialist coach Alex Kemp is a hugely motivated and experienced contributor to our team, in addition to being a very talented cricketer, having represented Queensland at a first class level, he was a member of that state’s Sheffield Shield winning team.

Alex’s expertise is across all formats of the game, including currently being a specialist batting coach with many talented up-and-coming players, mentoring, encouraging and preparing them for their cricketing careers.

He is a fully accredited coach with Cricket Coaches Australia.

Some of Alex’s cricketing highlights include:

  • First class player, Queensland Bulls
  • Sheffield Shield winning player
  • Brisbane Heat Big Bash League supplementary player
  • Sydney Sixers Big Bash League academy player
  • Australian Cricketers Association Premier Cricket program ambassador
  • Full-time professional cricketer (Queensland Bulls)
  • Overseas professional player ((United Kingdom)
  • Current first grade cricket player and captain
  • First grade premiership winning T20 player (Premier Cricket NSW)

Alex’s coaching and training qualifications include:

  • Accredited coach Cricket Coaches Australia – Level ll
  • Qualified certificate 3 fitness trainer
  • Qualified certificate 4 fitness trainer
  • Diploma of business studies
  • Qualified boxing instructor.