Wilson backs new coaching model

Monday 10th October 2016
& News
Written by Danny Painter

New signing Gary Wilson believes that Derbyshire’s new coaching model will provide the platform for prosperity next season. 

The Ireland wicket-keeper, who joins the Club from Surrey after signing a three-year contract, says that the decision to implement a completely new structure in 2017, headed up by Kim Barnett, can only be successful for the Club moving forward. 

The model will see the introduction four new roles, including a specialist T20 coach, with Billy Godleman taking on more responsibility when captaining the side in the Specsavers County Championship and the Royal London One Day Cup.

“It’s a great plan and hopefully one that will come to fruition,” says Wilson.

“It’s going to be a lot of responsibility on the players and the captain in the model but it’s definitely a model I feel very comfortable with – players have to take responsibility themselves.

“I can’t wait to get started – with the facilities here and hopefully the coaching structures in a place and working alongside the players, I’m really looking forward to it.”

Wilson added: “I know how challenging being the Captain of a first-class county can be from my time at Surrey and I have known Billy for a long time. I am looking forward to working together with him again as I have thoroughly enjoyed my time getting to know him over the years.”

Click HERE to watch a full interview with Wilson.

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