About us

A long history

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. This year we celebrate 30 years of clinics on the Northern Beaches. In 1993, we expanded our services to include clinics on the Central Coast and on the North Shore. We conduct vacation clinics during the Spring, Autumn, Winter and Summer school holidays, as well as providing individual and small group coaching sessions.

Head coach

David Ford, M. Sports Management, B.Ed., Dip.Teach

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 gradecareer 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 cricketers 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 Sydney 6’s and ex Australian Test player Jackson Bird, NSW and Sydney Thunder representatives Ollie and Joel Davies and Australian, NSW player Shivani Mehta and NSW and Sydney 6er’s player Stella Campbell.

“My kids loved the camp and the instructors were terrific. I was impressed that they were kind and inclusive and supported good behaviours in the kids. The boys both learnt a lot and are mad for cricket now.”

Helen Mann – Parent, 2015