The 2020 Alice Springs Statewide Super Pathways Academy welcomed 21 players into the Academy on Monday 31 August, at TIO Traegar Park, Alice Springs

After a successful program launch in 2019, this year’s Academy will replicate the Darwin based program with a focus on developing all aspects of the cricketer including physical fitness, mindset, game tactics, leadership as well as batting, bowling and fielding skills.

Bronte Stray returns in her second year as a Head Academy Coach, joined by Anthony Geppa in his first year with the academy program. Both coaches bring a wealth of experience and are valuable assets to the program. Specialist coaches will be appointed to conduct specialist sessions throughout the program.

NT Cricket’s Head of Cricket Darren Treumer, who travelled to Alice Springs for the opening session, said it was great to see the enthusiasm in the players both returning and those taking part for the first time.

“Alice Springs boasts a wide range of talent and it’s great the Statewide Super Academy Program is so well received here by the players and cricket community alike.

“This year hasn’t come without its challenges, and we are so fortunate Statewide Super have continued to support the Academy, both in Darwin and Alice Springs,  to provide our young, aspiring cricketers with every opportunity to develop further and their game,” said Treumer.

Statewide Super’s Chief Executive Officer, Tony D’Alessandro, says the industry superannuation Fund is proud to support NT Cricket for the second year in a row and to welcome 21 players into the 2020 Alice Spring Statewide Super Pathways Academy.

“It’s really important to Statewide Super to be an active part of the Northern Territory community and invest in its future leaders.

“We are pleased to see the Pathways program launched in Alice Springs and look forward to watching the players develop their cricket, team and leadership skills,” he said.

The Academy will run until December 14 before breaking for Christmas and returning February 1 2021 and concluding on March 22.