Phoenix Cricket Club is proud to boast the most substantial and arguably best coaching team in Ireland. We are committed to investing in coaching and developing our own coaches as we recognize that this is the lifeblood of any successful club. We aspire to provide an enjoyable experience of cricket, from the first ball at a young (or old!) age right the way through to the Taverners, or the lower adult teams.
We provide coaching from 4 years of age, right the way through every team at Phoenix Cricket Club – and adapt our style to each different playing environment.
Devon James is the Head Coach for Open Cricket, and coaches right across the club’s playing environments. He has learned his trade at Glenwood School in South Africa, and operates as a specialist batting, fielding and wicket-keeping coach. He is responsible for all cricket at the club and focuses his coaching practice on the Men’s 1st and 2nd teams, and supporting the development of all coaches and programmes at the club.
Claire Terblanche is our Head Women’s coach. She is a former South African international and head coach of Western Province Women’s team. Claire holds a level 3 Coaching Qualification and was named “Coach of the year 21/22” by the Western Province Cricket Association.
Oliver Hald is our Lead Youth Coach and is responsible for coaching youth cricket across all levels. He is an current international player and represent’s Denmark in ICC Tournaments.