12 Oct 2020
Franchise coaches growing their knowledge through CoachED
Durban – Both of last season’s trophy winning franchise coaches, Wandile
Gwavu from the Imperial Lions and Imraan Khan from the Hollywoodbets
Dolphins, are amongst the current intake and benefitting from the
CoachED Elite Accreditation course.
Gwavu was responsible for leading the Lions to yet another 4-Day
Domestic Series triumph while Khan guided the Hollywoodbets Dolphins to
the Momentum One Day Cup title. Both coaches are still relatively new to
the franchise system but have shown they are accomplished coaches.
Khan has only been at the helm of the Dolphins side for a season
following a season as assistant coach to Grant Morgan. To be able to add
this insight that he has got from CoachED to his existing knowledge base
is a huge bonus.
“It has been a great experience so far,” Khan said. “There has been a
huge amount learnt from the insight into the coaching space and the
content has been first class.
“The way in which your thinking is challenged is fantastic and I look
forward to what the rest of the course has in store.”
Khan has been able to build a personal relationship with Gary Kirsten
through his role as assistant coach to him at the Durban Heat. That time
spent with Kirsten gave Khan the motivation to learn more about how he
coaches and his methods.
“Gary is a world cup winning coach so it made absolute sense to go about
developing my skills and learning from him through the CoachED platform.
“It was brilliant to be able to watch him go about his business on the
“I’ve also got to say thank you to Cricket South Africa for assisting in
giving me the opportunity to take part in the course and learn from some
of the best minds in the game,” Khan added.
Wandile Gwavu showed that he is definitely a coach to look out for when
he too bagged a trophy in his first season as a franchise coach.
Gwavu's Lions side showed their red ball strength to wrap up a second
consecutive four day trophy with him at the helm.
After making the step up to franchise cricket Gwavu knows there is still
a lot to learn and the CoachED programme is giving him the ideal
platform to improve.
"I have been very surprised by the quality of the content on the
course," Gwavu said. "To have guys like Justin Langer and Stephen
Fleming sharing their experiences and the mistakes that they made with
us it hugely informative.
"To see that the best coaches in the world have made the same mistakes
as I have and are giving us the way forward is fantastic."
Coaches are able to gain a wealth of information from the twelve week
course but so far Gwavu has picked up one important nugget of
"Player management definitely stands out for me," he mentioned. "I felt
that last season I needed to stamp my authority on the side as it was my
"I have learnt that I have to consider the emotions and feelings of the
players. I think I've gained a lot of clarity from that," he added.
Applications for the next intake of coaches on the Elite Accreditation
are open with the next course starting on 18 January 2021.
For more information on CoachED and the accreditation packages that they
offer visit www.coachedcricket.com
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African Cricketers Association visit
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Hollywoodbets Dolphins head coach Imraan Khan is currently part of the
Elite Accreditation and was full of praise for the CoachED Cricket
Online cricket coaching programme.
winning head coach of the Imperial Lions Wandile Gwavu is extending his
coaching knowledge through the Elite Accreditation which is part of the
CoachED Cricket Online cricket coaching programme.
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