WE NEED TO GET FOXES’ CUL­TURE RIGHT

The Cricket Paper - - OPINION -

I’VE been Le­ices­ter­shire head coach for over a week now, and the job has been great so far. There haven’t been any real sur­prises as yet, and I’m lov­ing be­ing in­volved with a county so close to my heart.

This week is all about get­ting to know peo­ple. I’ve been find­ing out about our player path­ways with all the academy play­ers and build­ing re­la­tion­ships within the club, from the re­cep­tion­ist through to the physio. I’m able to go more in depth hav­ing more time and the re­sources to do so.

Re­la­tion­ships need to be built up with ev­ery sin­gle per­son at the club. It’s been half-term so a lot of peo­ple are away, but we’ve still been able to run through the emerg­ing play­ers’ pro­gramme with par­ents.

We did a pre­sen­ta­tion to show them we’ll use top class coaches be­cause we want to be elite.We need to get the cul­ture right through the whole club and all work to the right val­ues mov­ing for­ward. The plan is to in­vest heav­ily in the foun­da­tions of youth.

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