Swindon Cricket Club are pleased and excited to announce that we have appointed ex-England international cricketer Phil DeFreitas as club head coach for the next three years.
Phil has enjoyed a long and prolific career in the game, playing for England at the highest level. Club Chairman, Tom Foreman is thrilled with such a coup for the club “I’m excited about the benefit this signing can have for both current, prospective and future players in the Swindon area. We plan to deliver success on and off the cricket field in a manner that matches the history and former pedigree of the club. The signing of a head coach with Phil’s calibre and experience represents a key milestone within the clubs ambitious five year plan. We are forging a new relationship aimed at delivering a long lasting legacy for Swindon Cricket Club, its members and the local sporting community. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank our fantastic sponsors Excalibur Communications, Deacon & Son Jewellers and David M Coe Financial Planning, whose support has made this signing a reality.”
As head coach, Phil will be working closely with our existing team of England Cricket Board qualified coaches, in order to help players of all ages and abilities to develop. This includes youth teams, ladies teams and adult senior teams. As head coach Phil’s first coaching sessions will be delivered across the age ranges through fun, but structured, indoor sessions at the Croft Sports Centre. Following this Phil will continue to lead coaching sessions when outdoor training begins in April. These sessions will take place at our ground, which is located next to Swindon Town Football Clubs stadium, utilising our excellent club facilities which have been heavily invested in over recent years.
Swindon Cricket Club aims to be the best cricket club in the area, which attracts new and retains existing members each year. The signing of Phil DeFreitas as head coach will help enable Swindon Cricket Club to develop cricketers of all ages, helping to ensure the future strength of cricket at the club and in the local area.
Swindon Cricket Club (SCC) is an amateur cricket club, formed in 1837 and is one of the oldest clubs in the UK. We operate four senior sides that play in the West of England Premier League Wiltshire Division and the Wiltshire County Cricket League. We also operate an evening league side and two winter indoor league sides. In addition, Swindon Cricket Club provides opportunities for under 9’s through to under 19’s to learn about and play cricket in a family friendly environment. Swindon Cricket Club exists to provide the facilities and organisation to allow all members of the town and the surrounding area the chance to enjoy cricket. Club membership is open to all and we seek to attract players of all ages and abilities in order to share enjoyment of cricket, encourage and nurture new talent and engender a sense of team spirit and community.