Tim Simmonite has been appointed Director of Cricket at Civil Service North of Ireland Cricket Club (CSNICC).
The appointment will see Tim take charge of a number of key aspects both in delivery of the short term objectives and long term future planning of the Club and he takes up the position with immediate effect.
Following the appointment, Tim said; “I’m delighted to accept the role of Director of Cricket at CSNICC. The club is one with great history and tradition and I’m excited and honoured about the opportunity offered to me. There is a highly skilled group of players, coaches, volunteers and parents at the Club and I look forward to working with them in shaping a continued successful future for the club.”
The role will see Tim oversee all cricket at the Club from the 1st XI right through to the youth set up, developing the player pathway, improving the Club’s coaching programme, performance analysis, the Club’s cricket camps and winter programme and the NCU’s Club Accreditation.
Club Chairman, Ivan McMinn, said: “As Club Chairman, I am absolutely delighted that Tim has accepted this new and exciting role. Tim has a vast level of cricketing and management experience and this along with his other skill sets will enable us to take CSNI to the next level. This is something which of course will focus on the 1stXI, but primarily on talent development right through the club from our U9s to our senior players.
“I have every confidence that this investment will yield benefits over the months and years to come as we recognise and develop the talent within the Club and in so doing to enable our players, irrespective of age, to fulfil their cricketing ambitions and potential. I wish Tim every success in his new position and will be supporting him in any way I can as the role develops.”
Club Captain, Graeme McCarter, said: “Tim is a good inclusion into our set up as director of cricket and he really takes the pressure of myself and James Kennedy to organise training and it just lets us focus on our own games! Having Tim clearly shows the club is always looking to improve.”