Five outstanding cricket coaches were recognised for their remarkable achievements at the 2023 Middlesex Coaching Awards.
Among the winners was Adithi Banerjee from Harrow, who clinched the prestigious Young Coach of the Year award for her exceptional contributions to Headstone Manor Cricket Club.
Adithi, known as Adi, joined the club in 2019 at the age of 15 with aspirations of playing cricket. However, her journey took an unexpected turn when she discovered her innate talent for coaching. This revelation led her to actively participate in the club’s training sessions during summer holidays, where she honed her coaching skills and became an integral part of the coaching team.
The nomination citation for Adi highlighted her journey and achievements at Headstone Manor Cricket Club. Beginning as a helper at coaching sessions, she gradually evolved into a dedicated ECB ‘all-stars coach,’ working with children aged 6–8 and their parents over an 8-week period.
Adi’s commitment and enthusiasm earned her the opportunity to coach the Under 9s team after she attained her ECB Level 1 Coach qualification.
Now a self-motivated coach, Adi conducts junior sessions every Friday at the club and collaborates with senior coaches during summer camps and matches.
Her passion for coaching extended beyond the club, as she played a vital role in coaching girls at the prestigious London Youth Games. With an eye on continuous improvement, Adi has set her sights on achieving her ECB Level 2 qualification.
Headstone Manor Cricket Club and the Harrow community are proud of Adi’s accomplishments, acknowledging her dedication and impact on the development of young cricketers.
Adi’s receipt of the Young Coach of the Year award proves her commitment to the sport and efforts to motivate the future wave of cricketers, Harrow Online offer our congratulations to her and Headstone Manor Cricket Club!