Iain Murrell - ECB Coach of The Year - Norfolk 2018

Iain Murrell - ECB Coach of The Year - Norfolk 2018

ECB Coach Awards 2018 - Coach of The Year 2018

“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 2018 – Iain Murrell (Sprowston Cricket Club)

Both Dave (Oustanding Contribution) and Iain (Coach of The Year) were invited to a day out at the Kia Oval where England took on Australia in the Royal London ODI Series in recognition of their achievements. Unfortunately, Iain could not attend but Dave Reeder received his winner’s certificates on the pitch during the innings break from England Batting Coach Graham Thorpe.

Coaching Background

Age: 38
Coaching Qualification: ECB Level 2
Club: Sprowston Cricket Club
Current Coaching: 15+
Professional Status Within Cricket: Voluntary

Why Iain?

Iain Murrell is the Youth Cricket Lead Coach and Coordinator at Sprowston CC. He is also Vice Chairman of the club.

He oversees all youth cricket, from All Stars to U19 T20 particpation, and has been particularly proactive in embracing the benefits of these two ECB programmes. He specifically coaches the U11, U9 and All-Stars cohort which was the largest in Norfolk in 2017 with over 40 children attending in total.

Iain also manages our U9 team, and is developing some excellent players in that age group.

At a higher level, Iain has also worked with several young Sprowston players who have progressed to represent County Youth Teams including Sam Tinkler, Jack North and Laurie Ollerton.

Iain led the club’s successful recruitment drive to encourage 5-8 year old to join the All Stars programme. By offering two sessions a week, he attracted 45 youngsters to sign up for their first taste of cricket, and then ran fantastic sessions to ensure they enjoyed their cricket.

Iain works tirelessly for Sprowston CC, and especially on ensuring that young players are able to develop their technique and enjoyment of cricket at the ground.

Kieron Tuck (Norfolk Cricket Board Development Director)

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