Dan Ward - ECB Coach of The Year 2015

Dan Ward - ECB Coach of The Year 2015

ECB Coach Awards 2015 - Coach of The Year 2015

“Coach of the Year” - Criteria Below!

There are thousands of qualified coaches in clubs and schools up and down the country. Who goes the extra mile? Who makes a difference to you or your players, club or school? Who’s your coaching hero?

Norfolk Winner 2015 - Dan Ward (Stow Cricket Club)

Both Mike Banham (Oustanding Contribution) and Daniel Ward (Coach of The Year) were treated to a day out at the final test of the 2015 Investec Ashes at the Kia Oval as England regained the Ashes. Both recieved their winners certificates on the pitch during the lunch break from ex England star Mike Gatting.

Coaching Background

Coaching Qualification: Level II
Club: Stow Cricket Club
Current Coaching: Head Coach at Stow Cricket Club for 4 years
Professional Status Within Cricket: Volunteer Coach

Why Dan?

Dan has been an integral part of some big recent improvements in the coaching set up an delivery at Stow CC in the West of Norfolk.

The club have worked hard to re-energise their Clubmark Accreditation following some volunteer departures and Dan has been a key part of the Cricket Programme aspect with the club’s youth section.

Stow CC now run a very successful and well organised youth section with around 60-80 children involved. Dan has ensured that (in conjunction with support and planning from the club committee) the section has a very clear direction in terms of developing not only the performance side of things, but also ensuring that all players have fun and maintain their participation. As a result, numbers have been maintained and improved successfully and the club has also enjoyed success by winning the West Norfolk U14 league in 2014.

The club also boasts a healthy number of junior players who play for Norfolk in the Couty Age Group System. Two of the brightest prospects include Ben Wilcox and Freddie Fairey. The club are very proud of this and Dan has been an influential part of this success.

Dan is also involved with coaching the Men’s 1st team at the club and they have enjoyed success too by gaining promotion from Norfolk Alliance Division 1 to the Premier League for the 2016 season.

Kieron Tuck (Norfolk Cricket Board Development Director)

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