Our Academy Coaches are an unrivalled team of highly dedicated, extremely talented and insightful individuals, with a recognised ability to unleash your cricketing potential.

 

Our extensive team showcase an incredibly diverse range of coaching and playing experiences, including those with the notable ECB Level 3 Advanced Performance Coaching Qualification.

Our team also comprises of exceptional current and ex semi-professional cricketers, who boast an impressive array of cricket experience!

All our Academy coaches are professionally qualified, DBS checked and are members of the ECB Coaches Association.

ACADEMY COACHES

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JAMES CAUNT. ECB Level 2 Certificate

James our Club Founder and Director of Cricket, formed Chirpy’s Academy in 2017. James has represented Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club and Jersey. 

"I am a cricket fanatic who was looking for new activities to engage my two active boys and contribute to their lifelong learnings. I wanted the Academy to be more than just bats and balls, so created the classes to be somewhere that the children could grow, develop and learn new skills through the core values of cricket."

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JCB Premier League bowler of the year 2015, JCB Division 2 Evening League Player of the year 2020. Tom has been an Academy Coach since 2017.

 

"I have taught many children with different abilities and standards, however the joy of teaching from such a young age is you get to see each player grow and develop their skills which is the most rewarding part”.

TOM KEARNS. ECB Level 2 Certificate

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Toby has been a Jersey Cricket player for the past eight years and as a medium, fast-swing bowler with his best bowling figures of 5-26.

 

​"I love coaching for the Academy because I can see how the sport is growing with more and more children enjoying and wanting to get involved with the sport I love – this is something that the Island lacked when I was a youngster just starting out on my cricketing journey."

TOBY CLARK. 

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A legacy cricketer with multiple captainships representing Jersey, Channel Islands, BUSA, Hants CC & ICC; Chris is a National Advanced Coach and has worked for the Jersey Cricket board for 25 years.

​"James invited me to watch one of their coaching sessions to offer any help and advice. After watching the sessions, I just loved it. The ethos and atmosphere created is infectious and simply means you can’t say no to James and helping  with coaching the children of all abilities that just want to have fun."

CHRIS JONES. ECB Level 3 Advanced Coach

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Rose became a cricket coach because she wanted to give something back to the sport that has given her so much. Rose now coaches the women and girls on a weekly basis.

 "I love seeing their faces, they’re so pleased that they’re leaning something different. They’re happy when they leave and always come back for more". 

ROSE HILL. ECB Level 2 Certificate

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Richard has always had a passion for coaching. Having played at the top level in Jersey cricket for many years, his focus is now on developing and hopefully playing alongside the next generation.

“Since my son joined the Academy, it’s fantastic to be a part of watching him and his friends learn the game of cricket whilst having so much fun”.

RICHARD ANTHONY. ECB Level 1 Certificate

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Peter has captained Caesareans and the Farmers Cricket Club in Jersey for a number of seasons, as well as being a Jersey Representative Cricket selector. His passion for cricket was born at school in New Zealand, where he went on to play in several award winning teams and in the Middle East against sub-continent opposition. 

​"I love imparting my knowledge to keen young players I hope will go on to excel in the game".

PETER GERMAN. ECB Level 2 Certificate

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Kieron was always an enthusiastic schoolboy and social club cricketer, but found with parenthood that spectating was considerably more time and family friendly! However, since joining the Academy coaching team, his love for holding a bat and ball has been rekindled!

 "I totally support the ethos of the Academy in how it is developing the children both as players and as young people– I am delighted to be involved”.

KIERON FITZPATRICK.