Phoenix Academy 2014 (sponsored by Stan Mitchell)

PHOENIX ACADEMY 2014 – sponsored by Stan Mitchell

The 2014 Phoenix Academy was launched at the Club on Wednesday 25th.

The Phoenix Academy concept was introduced in 2013. It was only possible because of the sponsorship of former Club President, Stan Mitchell. Stan has maintained his support for the Academy this year. Simply put, without this kind of valuable sponsorship from those who support the future of Phoenix, there would be no Academy. So a sincere thanks to Stan.

The Coaches for this year come from the Dublin Cricket Academy. Lead coach, Albert Van Der Merwe, is supported by Trent Johnston and Kamal Merchant.   This is an outstanding combination of both experience and coaching ability. Phoenix are delighted to welcome this triumvirate, and we believe they will provide the boys with an incredible coaching experience.

Phoenix Head Coach Matt Lunson selected the group of 12.   The main criteria used was whether the boys had represented Leinster or, from within Phoenix, were seen to have excellent talent and potential.

The 2014 Academy is:

  1. Ian Anders – U15
  2. James McDonough – U15
  3. Evan Chester – U15
  4. Samran Mohammad – U13
  5. Theo Dempsey – U13
  6. James Maginnis – U13
  7. Louis McDonough – U13
  8. Stephen Black – U13
  9. Conor Tyrrell – U13
  10. Alex Watson – U13
  11. Liam Keating – U11
  12. Abdullah Tariq – U11

There will be 10 x 3 hour, Academy sessions which will be held in the Park on Mondays and/or Fridays between 10.00 and 13.00hrs.