Women & Girls
Female coaches lead the way at National U19 Tournament
By NZC Wednesday 24 January 2024, 02:00 pm

A plethora of female coaches and managers have led the way at NZC’s recent National Women’s U19 Tournament in Lincoln.

The high level of representation demonstrates a concerted effort to develop female coaches into such roles, through programmes like NZC’s Pathway to Performance and Performance Coaching Programmes.

In total, fourteen (14) women were coaching and managing at the tournament - many of whom being recent graduates from the PTP Coaching Programme.

Throughout the tournament, Coach Development lead - Justine Dunce - provided invaluable support to coaches through observations and feedback, as well as creating a safe space for coaches to connect.

Dunce was delighted to see females receiving opportunities to develop their skills.

“It has been fantastic to witness the opportunities that we are providing for our female coaching group through an the National U19 Women’s Tournament,”

“The players are now seeing females in performance coaching positions, and the network of the group continues to grow which can only improve the quality of our coaching,” said Dunce.

Amy Foreman (Central Districts U19, Assistant Coach), shared a message of encouragement to future female cricket coaches.

“Becoming a coach is a great way to give back and pass on your passion for the game,”

“This tournament is an amazing learning experience, if you have the opportunity to attend - go for it!”

NZC Pathway to Performance/Performance Coaches involved at the National U19 Women’s Tournament:

NZC Pathway to Performance 2023-24 Coaches:

  • Amy Foreman (Central Districts, Assistant Coach)
  • Amberly Parr (Auckland Cricket, Assistant Coach)
  • Sam Barriball (Auckland Cricket, Support Coach)
  • Holly Topp (Northern Districts, Support Coach)
  • Lucy McHutchon (Otago Cricket, Support Coach)
  • Sophie Telfer (Cricket Wellington, Support Coach)
  • Katie Midwood (Canterbury Cricket, Assistant Coach)


NZC Pathway to Performance 2022-23 Coaches:

  • Kerry Tomlinson (Central Districts, Head Coach)
  • Sarah Hill (Cricket Wellington, Head Coach)
  • Amanda Hardy (Canterbury Cricket, Team Manager)


NZC Performance Course Coaches:

  • Amy Satterthwaite (Canterbury Cricket, Head Coach)
  • Holly Huddleston (Auckland Cricket, Head Coach)
  • Emma Campbell (Otago Cricket, Head Coach)
  • Justine Dunce (Coach Development Lead)

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