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Throughout my professional career I had the privilege to play cricket all over the world: Australia, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the West Indies to name but a few. I believe those opportunities were crucial in my cricket development. I learned a lot - I found myself in very talented and disciplined teams, having to prove myself in different environments and also to new colleagues, enhancing my cricket at a time when stagnation might have set in.
The expert conclusion to all this...
Well it is pretty obvious! No matter how sophisticated and state-of-the-art the wonderful facilities are on oer here at Bradfield, nothing beats playing matches in new and challenging environments. To enhance the standard of our players, we should grab every chance to play overseas - just as countless young visiting players to this country have done over the last five decades.
Julian Wood International creates and builds development programmes 'for cricketers by cricketers' catering to both professionals and amateurs in a variety of age groups and abilities. Offering opportunities to improve skills and learn nuances in varying conditions.
The JW Cricket Academy takes 2 tours a year to Mumbai and Julian adds "If you have any ambition to play professional cricket or just make the most of your ability then these tours are an absolute must for you, as well as teaching you the technical aspects of your game it also teaches discipline, self evaluation and gives you the ability to perform in pressure situations". Something that concerns Julian with a lot of young players in England: "There is a huge fear of failure syndrome that creeps into their mental approach, these tours aim to nullify this and produce positive thinking".
Visit www.migcricketclub.org for a virtual tour.
What we do
• Provide development programmes for individuals and teams
• Address skill levels and fitness
• Oer latest technical developments via motion capture and analysis.
• Learn how to play in a new cricketing environment
• Understand the nuances of a new coaching culture
• Be aware of your own cricketing deficiencies
• Understand what it takes to reach the top of your profession
• Social, cultural and historical aspects of another country
Here's a snapshot of our International work, both with Elite players and budding players on tour! From Australia to India, Dubai and Cape Town. We have taken players across the world to give them the very best opportunities to improve their game in very different and challenging climates. Its all about the cricket.