On Field Leadership
As we know this is Mick Hewitts final season and as such we need to put in place a succession and transition plan. From a coaching perspective we will wait and see how the new coaching panel and training approach works out before worrying out the 2016/2017 season so let’s not get too fussed over that just yet.
It became obvious fairly quickly to Mick and the Executive that Steve Moore is the heir apparent to the Captaincy role and we are delighted to advise that we have appointed Steve as our Vice Captain for the 2015/2016 season and that Steve will take over as Captain of the 1ST XI in 2016/2017. This season we will see Mick start to transition the Captaincy to Steve and in a number of games Steve will take on the role of Captain for the entire match. Following each match Steve and Mick will talk through the game as Mick passes on as much knowledge as possible.
Steve will also be involved in the selection process as part of the transition. Steve will also take on the role of T20 Captain for the season.
We are also delighted to announce that Steve Gannell has been appointed as DVC for the coming season and will take over as Vice-Captain in the 2016/2017 season. Steve is an integral part of our playing group and his knowledge, ability and demeanour will add enormous value to the team and great support for Steve Moore.
Further to this we are actively managing the development of a couple of our players to eventually take over a “coaching role” of some sort in the future. Steve Moore and Steve Gannell will undertake a Level 1 coaching course closer to the start of the season. The two Steves will then be encouraged to go on and complete their Level 2 coaching course (which can only be done 12 months after completing a Level 1 course). The end game for the club is to have those players all as qualified level 2 coaches within the next 2 years.
In addition we have asked Dain Howe to put together a leadership program for Steve Moore and Jake Evans specifically to further develop their people leadership skills that we think will be beneficial for them in the coming seasons as well as being great personal development opportunity.