Madsen making plans for the future

Wayne Madsen is targeting a return to coaching when his cricketing career comes to an end, although he has no intention of stopping any time soon.

The Derbyshire batsman enjoyed another prolific season as part of Derbyshire’s top-order, finishing as the club’s highest run-scorer in the Vitality Blast with 464 runs at an average of 46.40 and reaching Finals Day for the first time.

While targeting more success with Derbyshire in the future, Madsen is being proactive in preparing for a career in coaching after professional cricket, although he explains that he could yet be open to other opportunities.

“For me, it’s a love of coaching. I had a coaching business when I was younger and that’s how I made my money to fund my degree and to fund playing hockey before I got into playing cricket,” Madsen said.

“Watching people develop, not just at an elite level but kids as well, that’s why I’ve gone down the coaching route.

“My plan at the moment is to move into coaching when I finish playing. I’ve already done all my ECB badges up to level four. There’s still other things to do from an experience point of view like psychology courses that will certainly help my CV when I am looking for a job.

“But you never know, there may be something else out there that sparks an idea or an interest in me that I am really looking forward to developing.”

Madsen recently attend the PCA’s 2019 Futures Conference at St George’s Park, Burton upon Trent, which gave PCA members the opportunity to explore their career options via a series of workshops with – and lectures from – experts in personal development.

“Past players who have already made the transition out of the sport and are developing careers outside of the game are certainly the reason why I’m here.

“Being able to make the adjustment mentally is crucial. As a player, that’s why organisations like the PCA are so important in giving us cricketers the understanding of what it’s like to transition out of the game from a mental point of view.

“That’s why the Futures Conference is such an exciting thing for me to be a part of.”