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MICHAEL BEYER APPOINTED SENIOR COACH FOR SEASON 2021/22


MICHAEL BEYER APPOINTED SENIOR COACH FOR SEASON 2021/22


The Lilydale Cricket Club is extremely excited and proud to announce the appointment of Michael Beyer as the club’s senior coach for the 2021/22 season. ‘Mick’ joins us with a wealth of experience in cricket, having been involved at the Upper Ferntree Gully CC and FTGDCA in various coaching, playing and administrative roles over the past 30+ years.


Mick is a Level 2 Cricket Australia accredited coach, and has previously undertaken a number of key coaching roles alongside his playing career, including the following:


• 1988-1991 - Captain Coach Upper Ferntree Gully Cricket Club

• 1997-1999 - Coach U/16 Upper Ferntree Gully Cricket Club

• 2009-2012 - Senior Club Coach Upper Ferntree Gully Cricket Club

• 2015-2017 - FTGDCA Under 14 Representative Coach

• 2015-2018 - Junior Coach Under 13 & Under 14 Upper Ferntree Gully Cricket Club


Alongside his involvement as a player and coach, Mick has also been heavily involved in cricket administration over this period, including the following:


• 1992-2002 - President Upper Ferntree Gully Cricket Club

• 1993-1997 - Vice President FTGDCA Executive

• 1993-1997 - Manager of FTGDCA Senior Country Week Teams

• 1994-1995 - Selector Victorian Country XI versus Zimbabwe

• 2015-2018 - Junior Co-ordinator Upper Ferntree Gully Cricket Club

• 2015-2017 - FTGDCA Junior Representative Organising Committee

• Life Member Upper Ferntree Gully Cricket Club (32 years of service)


Having been involved in all aspects of cricket from playing, coaching and administration, we are extremely excited to have Mick join our club, and we look forward to his input and guidance in leading and developing our club and our people, both on and off the field.


Mick will be heavily focused on developing our senior players and next generation of club leaders, and will also offer his support to help further grow our junior program – in particular by assisting the setup and running of a junior winter academy this coming off-season (more details on this to follow).


We will be organising a ‘meet the coach’ night in the coming months, to give all players and supporters an opportunity to meet Mick prior to the season, so stay tuned for further details on that front. In the meantime, please join us in welcoming Mick and his family to the club, as we wish him luck and success in his new role. More exciting announcements to follow shortly!

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