The Manly Warringah Cricket Coaching School (MWCCS) was established in 1992 by Shawn Bradstreet, David Ford and David Patterson as an avenue for young cricketers on the Northern Beaches to develop their skills and enhance their enjoyment for the game. In 2012 we celebrated 20 years of clinics.
In 1993, we expanded our services to include clinics on the Central Coast and on the North Shore.
We conduct vacation clinics during the Easter, September/October & January school holidays, as well as providing individual and small group coaching sessions.
"Thanks David. Harry absolutely loved the Manly clinic. From being slightly hestitant Monday morning to not wanting it to end by close of Wednesday. You and your team did a great job. Iím thrilled that he not only enjoyed it but despite not always being self confident in his ability, he came away focused on the things he was good at and needed to practice to get better at. As a parent, I couldnít ask for a better outcome! Nicki Lambert - parent April clinic 2016.
"Thank you very much again for a great clinic. The boys love it every time, and they're both so passionate about cricket and I have no doubt much of that is because of you and the team." Michelle O'Keefe - parent April clinic 2016.
David Ford B.Ed M Sp Man
David played his junior cricket with Palm Beach RSL Cricket Club (since absorbed into Peninsular Cricket Club) and St Paul's College in Manly. He progressed through the Manly-Warringah Junior Representative teams to a successful first grade career with Manly-Warringah. He is one of a select group to play 1st grade cricket and rugby union for Manly.
A current school teacher on the Northern Beaches, David has worked as the Metropolitan North Development Officer for Cricket NSW, and has been Head Coach at Warringah Shires and Assistant Coach at Manly-Warringah District Cricket Club.
David has also had extensive coaching experience overseas being Head Coach of the Perthshire Cricket Club in Scotland, Head Coach of North County Cricket Club and Malahide Cricket Club in Dublin, Ireland coaching International criketers such as Eoin Morgan and John Mooney.
David currently runs the In2cricket program and specialist clinics at St Ives Junior Cricket Club and is Head Coach of Warringah Shires Cricket Club
David is a qualified Level 3 Cricket Coach under the National Cricket Accreditation Scheme.
David currently coaches numerous Emerging Blues players and has coached current Australian representative Jackson Bird and NSW representative Tim Cruikshank.