The Club is very pleased to announce that we've hired a new Head Coach and Development Officer, Greg Mackett. Greg joins us after having spent time as Lead coach at North London CC and working with the London Schools Cricket Association. Greg is also a keen volunteer with the HIV awareness charity Cricket without Boundaries, where he’s has coached over 30,000 kids across sub-Saharan Africa.
Greg has already started work at the Colts and Senior indoor nets and will continue this work throughout the summer. Greg's work will extend to working in local schools - using this as an opportunity to get more children involved with the sport and hopefully involved with the Club. Greg will work across the Colts section to set in place a comprehensive development plan for our young cricketers. He will be ably supported in this by our other qualified coaches.
He will, also, focus on our Senior training sessions, giving these an extra focus and creating greater competition between players. As well as the nets sessions, he'll play a role in selection, supporting the Selection Committee with the process.
Before Greg headed out the Kenya with Cricket Without Boundaries, we caught up with him to talk about what he sees for the future at Enfield CC
"The chance to join a club with the stature of Enfield CC was one I couldn’t turn down. As someone who has grown up in the area I’m not unaccustomed to coming up against a strong Enfield side."
"From the conversations I’ve had with people at the club it’s clear to me that the club has been a bit of a sleeping giant and my aim along with the great volunteers at the club is to turn us into a powerhouse of Middlesex."
"The challenge ahead is one I’m certainly looking forward to, particularly the growth and development of female section starting with junior girls. Within the area there is a lack of opportunity for female cricket and I firmly believe Enfield CC can be a leading light for future England women’s cricketers."
Everyone wishes Greg the best whilst he’s out in Kenya over the next two weeks, you can follow Greg and his team as the blog about their journey. www.cwbkenya.co.uk
Who knows, maybe Greg will find a star overseas player.
Updated 22:19 - 26 Feb 2018 by James Quinlan