By Nicolletta De Gennaro
Daniel Reid is a Perth cricketer who now spends his days coaching young children in the game that many Australian’s love.
Reid played A-Grade cricket and spent a lot of time competing both in Australia and England. He decided to channel his passion for the game into coaching younger men and women.
“I have been playing cricket since I was 17 years old.
“I loved the great opportunities that allowed us to travel with cricket and the mates you meet along the way, which made me fall more in love with the sport,” he said.
“As I have three young boys who are interested in cricket, I thought it would be rude of me not to coach the kids junior cricket. I think it is my duty to grow the sport and with my experience coaching a senior cricket club I could not say no.”
Lachlan Wilson is a junior player in the Leeming Spartan Blue Under 10’s. He’s coached by Reid and says his love for cricket has continued to grow through the skills and lessons he’s been taught by his coach.
“My favourite thing in cricket is batting, Daniel has taught me lots of skills that has made me a better batter. He is a really good cricketer and I have learnt a lot from him,” Lachlan said.
Reid still loves playing cricket and says his passion for coaching continues to grow.
“My favourite thing is watching young men, older men and young girls grow as people and as sportsmen and women,” said Reid.
Lachlan says one of his favourite things about being coached by Reid is the sportsmanship and team building activities that makes them all better players.
“I just work my hardest with all the kids and hope some with less abilities grow from playing with the kids with a higher ability at the moment. The main thing is team building which is my main goal with the kids,” Reid explains.
To hear more from young Lachlan Wilson about his time with his coach, click on the player below.