Regional Stars Learn At WACA Country HP Camp
16 July 2015  
Brodie Green (Goldfields RCM), Mitch Jackson, Darby Lindsay, Michael Thistle (U17 Assistant Coach), Manuel Hunwick, Bryce Jackson, Michael Dighton (U17 Head Coach) and Stanley Hunwick

Ten talented teenage cricketers from regional Western Australia spent this week at the WACA’s Country High Performance Camp.

The group, ranging from under-15s to under-19s, underwent a range of activities such as fitness testing, physio screenings, anthropometry, batting and bowling analysis, skills sessions, workshops and fielding sessions.

WACA Talent Development Manager David Fitzgerald said: "The Regional High Performance camp is a great opportunity for the talented country cricket players to spend consecutive days in an intensive training environment focusing on their skill and physical development with Warrior coaches and staff to ensure they can continue their training in an elite way when they return to their home towns.”

The program was run by WACA Talent Development Coordinators Job van Bunge and Rob Wass with assistance from recently appointed Country Regional Manager for the Goldfields Brodie Green.

The annual program saw players arrive in Perth on Sunday night, before an introductory dinner with Academy Head Coach Geoff Marsh, a former country product.

The program also integrated the WACA Academy and Under-15 Development program and learning the Warrior Way.

WACA Country Cricket Manager Steve Philippe said: "They all really appreciate the opportunity to work with some of the WACA’s best coaches.

"They also relish the opportunity to be exposed to the latest strength and conditioning testing and training.

"Being exposed to the Warriors daily training environment among the likes of elite players such as Ashton Agar and Nathan Coulter Nile is also a major highlight.”

Country HP Camp Members:

Player

Age group

Region

Type

Mitch Jackson

U19

Albany

Medium-Fast bowler

Manuel Hunwick

U19

South West

Top order bat

Darby Lindsay

U17

Goldfields

Leg spin bowler

Bryce Jackson

U17

Albany

Fast bowler, middle order bat

Stan Hunwick

U17

South West

Top order bat, Off spin bowler

Jordan Clark

U15

Albany

All rounder

Adam Edwards

U15

Goldfields

All rounder

Jayden Goodwin

U15

South West

All rounder (top bat + leg spin)

Ringo McKenna

U15

Mid West

Left arm pace bowler

Connor Smith

U15

South West

All rounder (top bat + leg spin)