Meet The Coaches – Tom Clover
How long have you been coaching and how did you get into it?
I have been coaching for 4 years now and I started it when I was 16 for my Duke of Edinburgh at my home club.
Why did you want to become a coach?
I wanted to become a coach as I’m passionate about cricket and enjoy teaching the sport to others. Abbas, my club coach, took me under his wing and coached me when I was a youngster. At the time, I wasn’t getting much attention from my age group coaches. His values and support made me want to become a coach.
What have been some of the highlights from working with us?
Some of my highlights from coaching at 20/20 have been the summer camps, where kids have enjoyed it so much they come back the following week. Also leading a camp for a couple of days at Bagshot.
What are the key things you have learnt in your early years of coaching cricket?
I have learnt that patience is a virtue when coaching cricket and that over time I’ve gained more confidence when coaching to large groups.