Australian player/coach at Backwell Flax Bourton

PUBLISHED: 15:25 04 February 2015 | UPDATED: 15:25 04 February 2015

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An Australian player/coach will be arriving in April to help out at Backwell Flax Bourton Cricket Club.

BACKWELL Flax Bourton Cricket Club is proud to announce some exciting new developments for 2015.

After a rigorous application and vetting progress, the club has achieved ECB Clubmark status. This is a major step forward in the growth of the club and something of which we can all feel very proud.

Clubmark is a benchmarking scheme which is awarded to clubs who can demonstrate excellence in four main areas: duty of care and safeguarding children; the cricket programme; knowing your club and its community – One Game; club management.

Achieving Clubmark status is part of the club’s drive to enhance and improve its youth training programme. This season the club will be entering teams in the North Somerset Youth Cricket League at Under-11, 13 and 15.

The club will also offer Kwik cricket sessions for boys and girls aged eight upwards as an introduction to the game. Indoor training has already started and takes place every Sunday afternoon at Nailsea School.

At the start of outdoor training, the club will be joined by Australian player coach, David Mudaliar.

David is currently player/coach for Campbell and Freebairn Cricket Club in New South Wales. He is an Australian Level 2 coach (equivalent of UK Level 3) and is a former youth coach and under-17 selector for Cricket New South Wales (UK County equivalent).

He will take responsibility for the overall youth programme once he arrives, with support from the rest of the club’s ECB qualified coaching team.

If you’d like more information on cricket at Backwell Flax Bourton, please contact youth organiser David Lloyd on 07534 501144, or by emailing

The club also welcomes adult players who would be interested in joining our friendly club, which has been part of the village community for over 130 years. Our ground is on the A370, between Backwell and Flax Bourton, opposite the entrance to the quarry in Stancombe Lane.

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