We are excited to announce that Cricket Mentoring has partnered with Kent Street Senior High School (KSHS) for 2019. Kent Street runs one of the leading cricket programs in WA, and Cricket Mentoring will be helping to further this program through coaching and mentoring students in all areas of the game, including batting, bowling, fielding, fitness and mindset. Students in the program will also gain access to the CM digital academy, which contains hours of video tutorials, where they can continue to enhance their learning anytime, anywhere. 

Established in 1988, the Kent Street cricket program has produced 3 Australian Test cricketers in Marcus North, Luke Ronchi and Marcus Harris, as well as many other first class and first grade players. Students at Kent Street are fortunate to have cricket as part of their high school curriculum, with the program also providing them with the opportunity to travel overseas, in which they can experience different cricket conditions and further develop their skills.

Director of Cricket at KSSHS, Dave Aldridge said “It is an exciting time for Kent Street Cricket. We’ve just had our 3rd Test player make his debut for Australia (Marcus Harris) and we have several promising young players currently at the school. We feel that our new partnership with Cricket Mentoring will help take the players that we produce to the next level. We are looking forward to having mentors come out to the school to assist our students and with access to their exceptional digital academy, our students can keep improving their game at home and not just in Cricket class at school.”

Cricket Mentoring is looking forward to growing our partnership with Kent St this year and beyond. We currently privately mentor a number of the Kent St students including Chloe Ainsworth, who was recently selected in the Cricket Australia under 15 girls national squad and the age of just 13. 

13 year old Chloe Ainsworth after being selected in the Cricket Australia under 15 girls squad

Mentor Blake Reed was a student at Kent Street and speaks very highly of what the program has to offer.

“My time in the Kent Street cricket program was amazing. Highlights include travelling around the UK for a month, as well as playing in (and winning!) the Five Highs Cricket Carnival against other public schools around Australia, all while spending time with my best mates. Having the opportunity to practice my cricket skills and learn more about the game during the school day really helped fast track me as a player. I’m now looking forward to going back to Kent Street as a coach, to help develop the next generation of cricketers.” 

Kent Street SHS becomes the first Perth public school to partner with Cricket Mentoring to go with private schools Hale, Trinity College, Guilford Grammar & Presbyterian Ladies’ College. Founder Tom Scollay said “We are excited to be growing cricket coaching in Perth and can’t wait to help the Kent St students develop their skills & understanding of the game.”

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Blake Reed and the Kent Street team winning the ‘5 Highs’ tournament in Melbourne in 2010