The game of cricket has been played on the Rock of Gibraltar since the late eighteenth century. Initially played by British Servicemen, it was not long before some of the local inhabitants took up the game.
The 1950's saw an increase of civilian cricketers and the emergence of clubs other than the Gibraltar Cricket Club. In May 1960, the Gibraltar Cricket Association was formed, to be responsible for the running of civilian cricket on the Rock. In 1969 the Association achieved full recognition as a cricketing body when elected an Associate Member of the International Cricket Council.
Gibraltar has taken part in the 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994 and 1997 ICC Trophy Competitions. In 1996, Gibraltar participated in the first ever European Cricket Championships held in Denmark, and subsequently in the second European Championships in Holland in 1998.
The years that followed saw dramatic changes to the cricketing scene on the Rock. Wider television coverage encouraged many youngsters to take up the game and this forced the GCA into employing their first Development Officer in 1997.
Due to the current Development Officer returning to the UK to take up a role with the ECB the GIBRALTAR CRICKET ASSOCIATION invites applications for the post of CRICKET DEVELOPMENT OFFICER.
- Create annual and thee year Development Plans in conjunction with the GCA Executive Committee.
- Design and deliver a Schools Cricket Programme.
- Deliver grass roots initiatives to ensure the maximum number of children are introduced into the game.
- Initiate and manage domestic Junior Cricket Competitions.
- Prepare National Junior Squads for European Cricket Council Tournaments and attend all such Tournaments.
- Oversee a High Performance Programme for the most talented young cricketers (to include 1-1 practice sessions).
- Ensure that the GCA takes advantage of all financial assistance available from the Government of Gibraltar and the European Cricket Council.
- Oversee a Coach Education Programme.
- Attend GCA Committee Meetings.
- Attend ECC Meetings and Conferences as necessary.
- Minimum ECB Level 3 qualification or equivalent.
- Caching/teaching in a school environment.
- Coaching squad/team.
- Principles of Sports Development from grass roots to elite level.
- Technical, tactical, mental and physical factors required in developing a high performance programme.
- Proven man management and leadership skills.
- Excellent coaching skills.
The successful applicant will be expected to spend most of his time working in the different local schools, as well as devoting part of his time to special coaching sessions with the different junior squads (Under 13s to Under 19s) and Gibraltar’s most talented young cricketers.
Negotiable and subject to applicant's qualifications and experience.
If you feel that you can meet the challenge, please email your CV with covering letter detailing your current salary and benefits to: GCA@gibtelecom.net
The closing date for applications is 31st October 2006.