Easts Cricket Academy
Building on the success of the the ESCC Academy the program has been extended for the 2016 / 2017 season. Brendan Lyon will be leading a number of coaches to further develop Under 16 and U14 players.
The academy will feature Easts junior talent from ages under 14-16 and will be an intensive program over a six week period with an unrivalled array of high caliber coaches. At the conclusion of the six weeks – all players will be provided with a report to provide a development plan for the coming season.
The objective of the Academy are to:
- To provide ESCC junior players with the skills and techniques to participate at U16 Junior competition level
- To provide a pathway for ESCC junior players to prepare and participate in cricket beyond the Easts Junior teams
- To build a pipeline of ESCC junior players to participate in the Sydney Grade Cricket – Under 16 AW Green Shield competition
- Murray Creed - Easts Head Coach (Level 3)
- Brendan Lyon - Easts Junior High Performance Coach (Level 3)
- Lee Kirk - Easts Green Shield Coach (Level 3)
- Greg Clarence - Easts 1st Grade player (Level 3)
- Michael Bevan - Easts Specialist Coach (Level 3) and former Australian player
- Nathan Bracken - Easts Specialist Coach (Level 3) and former Australian player
The selection criteria was based on a number of factors including;
- 2015 / 2016 Easts Green Shield squad members eligible for selection in 2016 / 2017
- Under 16 and Under 14 high performing Easts players in SEJCA competition (representative and club)
- Easts players selected in NSW Academy programs
- Performance at Academy trials (held March 2016)
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