Letter From The Coach – Steve Hands

To All Members of the Sandy Creek Cricket Club

I am thrilled to have been appointed the new Head Coach of the Sandy Creek Cricket Club and am looking forward to an exciting year ahead. I would like to thank the Committee for putting their faith in me in taking this Club forward. For those that don’t know me, I came to the Club at the start of the 2007/2008 season and have been here since and am now lucky to be a Life Member of this great club. I have been coaching junior cricket for the last 6 years across varying age groups and have also been a representative coach for the Association as well as the SACA in the under 16 age group. I have a passion to coach and I am excited about the future of this great Club.

Firstly I would like to acknowledge and thank outgoing coach Kym McLean for all that he has done for the Club. The work he has put in for the previous 5 years has been very valuable and I look forward to carrying on his work.

The Club is in an exciting period, we have a strong core group of players with some very talented youth coming up through the junior grades. It is going to be my role to make sure that I, along with my coaching team, create an environment where all players, senior and junior, can improve their skills and ultimately enjoy the game of cricket with their team mates.

I believe in building strong individual and team bonds. I believe it’s pivotal in creating an enjoyable environment that will give the Club the opportunity for sustained success. I urge all players to get on board, a total buy in across all grades is vital in building a new culture for our Cricket Club. I offer an invitation to extended family members to be a part of this exciting journey also, the Club is a family friendly place and I would personally like to welcome you all.

To the past players and Life Members. I would also like to invite you back out to the Club. The many years of service you have given to the Club is very important to the history we are all a part of. I think it would be great for the new generation of players to be able to acknowledge and learn about the players that played before them. It would be an opportunity to pass on knowledge and share stories of past experiences as well as a few tall tales to be told.

So to all players, past and present, junior and senior, male and female, I would like to invite you on an exciting journey forward with the Sandy Creek Cricket Club. Come with open minds and ready for change as we move into a new era.

Thank you for taking the time to read my letter and I will be in touch again soon,

Warmest Regards

Stephen Hands
Sandy Creek Cricket Club Coach