ECB LIII qualified coach Dave Ferris (39) joined Leek CC on a three year contract in November 2009 and has responsibility for all junior development and leads all senior training sessions.
Dave previously enjoyed remarkable success over a 10 year period at Porthill Park CC in his role as 'Head Coach & Club Development Manager'. In his last season (2009) with Porthill for example, the U'17 team completed the treble of winning their Kidsgrove League section, the League Cup and the Noel Banks trophy, whilst the U'15 & U'13 teams won their respective South Moorland League sections.
Appointing a head coach produced immediate results at Leek CC, re-invigorating the senior section by returning the Club to the 'North Staffs & South Cheshire Premier League' in the first season and winning the 1st XI Premier League in the third & fourth. Other honours during this period include: Promotion of the 3rd & 4th XI's from the 'Stone League' into 'North Staffs & South Cheshire Division 3a&b' and 9 League & Cup winning performances from the youth section. This level of success has enabled the Club to keep talented players, nurture the youth section and attract additional youngsters going forward.
Club Chairman Brian Mellor believes Dave's short-term results will bring long-term success for Leek CC: "His work is good for the club, the wider community of local schools and cricket development in general."
During the 2013 season, Leek CC has provided 105 hrs of coaching to a youth membership of 78 boys & Girls. 80% of the total youth membership played competitively for one or more of our 6 youth teams, accounting for 76 league & cup fixtures. The strongest age group in 2013 was the Under 11's who were League Runners-up and League Cup & County Cup Semi-finalits.
Additionally, three of our best young players were selected to play District cricket for the Moorlands in 2013 and Five played County cricket for Staffordshire. Three are part of the 'Staffordshire Player Development Scheme' and one even had their debut for the full Minior County squad.
If you fancy learning to play the game or are looking for a local club to join this Summer, then look no further and come along to one of our many coaching sessions.
Autumn Youth Coaching @ Leek HS - Saturdays, 9.30-11.30am (Oct-Dec)
Winter Youth Coaching @ Leek HS - Saturdays, 9.30-11.30am (Feb-Apr)
Senior Winter Coaching @ Brough Park LC - Sundays, 5.00-7.00pm (Feb-Apr)
U'15 & U'17 Summer training @ Leek CC - Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm (Apr-Sept)
Senior Summer training @ Leek CC - Thursday, 6.30-8.30pm (Apr-Sept)
U'13,U'11 & U'9 Summer training @ Leek CC - Friday, 6-7:30pm (Apr-Sept)
One to One Coaching
Is available to all Leek CC players, both Junior and Senior alike throughout the season.
Contact Dave on mobile: 07971 984064