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The Julian Wood (JW) Cricket Academy was born out of my desire to want to make a difference to the youth of today and tomorrow by passing on the wealth of experience that I have collected over the last 20 years - from my Berkshire U15 days through to my life as a professional cricketer at Hampshire County Cricket Club.
I am a firm believer that you have had to play the game at a very high level to be able to coach the game. There are obviously exceptions to this statement but if you have never been in a certain situation then how do you know how to deal with it?
One of my key strengths as a coach is that I know what the player is feeling inside so I can help them make the right decisions. As a player I had an indescribable passion for the game, which I have now taken into my coaching with the JW Cricket Academy. I coach cricket teams to win and I coach players to be winners.
If you asked what my greatest achievement has been to date, it isn’t smashing my first ball in county cricket for four, or scoring 72 versus Australia, or winning my Benson & Hedges ‘man of the match’ award, or being the first Berkshire Captain to win any silverware for 50 or so years. All of those were special moments, but the answer would be the founding of the JW Cricket Academy and our affiliation with academies in India and South Africa under the banner of JW International. This bears witness to the courage, passion and boundless spirit that are the hallmarks of the JW Cricket Academy.