By Denis Musali
In a bid to qualify for their second appearance at the global qualifiers en route to the 2023 Women's World Cup the Lady Cricket Cranes are looking for a new head coach. The new coach will not only be tasked with training the ladies for also developing a high-performance program for the ladies' national team.
The Lady Cricket Cranes failed at the last attempt in 2019 in Zimbabwe a tournament in which they were the defending champions. Since 2017 when they were crowned African Champions and qualified for the global qualifiers in the Netherlands where they finished fifth out of eight teams. The team was under the tutelage of Michael Ndiko and Habib Mugalula then but the success in 2017 was achieved by Francis Ndege and Grace Mutyagaba.
The Lady Cricket Cranes will have to battle 10 other teams in Botswana in October and they will need to be the top team for them to move on to the next round of the qualification process. At the global qualifiers, the regional winners will come up against the two bottom ODI nations as they fight for only two places to join the World Cup proper.
Thailand shocked the cricket world by coming through these qualifiers at the expense of Ireland and participate in their 1st ever World Cup in Australia. In 2018 Uganda was able to defeat Thailand and finished ahead of them on the final table standings.
Zimbabwe and Namibia will be the main rivals for Uganda in Botswana and the new head coach will need to prepare with that hindsight in mind.
Job Title: Head Coach – National Women’s Team
Contract Period: 2 (Two) years.
i. Lead and Coach the Senior Women’s National Team in a full – time role
ii. Assist with the creation of suitable training and competition programs for all
aforementioned groups with a key focus on player development and competition
iii. Ensure a clear pathway exists and is reviewed annually.
iv. Support in the continued creation of National Framework for developing world –
class female cricketers.
v. Establish and maintain team vision, and team values, standards, and protocols that
fit within the goals of Uganda Cricket and shared among the squads and
vi. Develop an outstanding Uganda Women’s Cricket Team supported by talent
development programs and structures.
vii. Foster close working relationship with the National Selectors, High performance
Manager, and Development Manager.
viii. Manage information around selection in a confidential/discrete way
Work Experience Requirements:
i. Minimum 4 years experience of working with Elite Level cricket teams.
ii. Minimum 4 years working as Head Coach.
iii. Preference will be given to candidates having experience and exposure at
i. Level 2 Coaching Qualifications
ii. Highly developed planning and communications skills
iii. Excellent computer skills with MS Word, MS Excel, PowerPoint, and Database
iv. Must have good report writing skills & experience to operate cricket coaching and
analysis software independently.
v. Significant experience of years of coaching cricket to young and adult female
cricketers, ideally in a range of environments including district/country/regional
squads, national, youth, and senior level.
vi. A successful record in high-performance planning & monitoring and contributing to
and implementing player development plans
vii. Practical experience and demonstrable knowledge of player development programs
in elite performance.
i. To have played or have extensive knowledge of first-class or international cricket.
ii. A diploma or certificate in sports Coaching or Physical Education
iii. Experience at ICC Global events.
An attractive salary and health insurance.
The position will carry a two-year contract, which will be renewable for the same
period but with an annual review based on performance targets.
Please submit a sealed cover letter and resume, with at least two references, to:
The Chief Executive Officer
Uganda Cricket Association
Hand deliver to the Association’s Headquarters at:
National Council of Sports Headquarters,
Lugogo Indoor Stadium Complex.
Behind the MTN Arena.
Note; All applications sent by email should either be word or pdf documents.
The closing date for receiving applications is Wednesday 16th February 2021