UQ Cricket Club

Blues Cricket Academy

The Blues Cricket Academy offers individual, dual and group private cricket coaching sessions in Brisbane at the University of Queensland’s prestigious WEP Harris Oval. The Academy also offers international cricket tours and cricket clinics throughout the season.

At the Blues Cricket Academy we provide first-class cricket facilities as well as experienced Cricket Australia accredited coaches who focus on the basics of the game to produce adaptable, versatile and intelligent cricketers.

We welcome cricketers of all ages, genders and skill level.

To book your session follow the links below.

Blues Academy coaching sessions are typically held during the school term from 6am – 8am as well as from 3pm – 8pm, Monday to Friday. We provide the following sessions; individual 45 min, individual 1 hour, dual 1 hour and group 1 hour. We also provide coaching sessions during school holidays.

For alternate sessions please contact us directly.

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    Term 1 2021 private coaching discount – 10% off when you spend $240 or more in one transaction during February 2021. Promo code ends 28/2/21

    Upcoming Programs

    April Skills Clinic


    Tuesday 6 to Thursday 8 April (3 days)
    VENUE: WEP Harris Oval, St Lucia

    The Blues Cricket Academy Skill Clinics are aimed at cricketers aged between 13 -16. They provide the ideal environment for players to develop specific areas of their game. Each day will be divided into unique skill areas with each skill session running for approximately 2 hours.

    Sign up for the full 3 days or select days that work best for you

    • $270 full 3 days – click HERE
    • $90 per day – click HERE

    For more information contact us at [email protected]

    April Mini T20 Big Bash Clinic


    Tuesday 13 to Thursday 15 April (3 days)
    VENUE: WEP Harris Oval, St Lucia

    The Blues Cricket Academy Clinics are aimed at girls and boys aged between 7-12. Clinics provide a fun and engaging environment for young players to learn the game of cricket and improve their skills. Players will work on the fundamentals of cricket including batting, bowling, fielding and game awareness in a modified T20 competition!

    Sign up for the full 3 days or select days that work best for you

    • $220 full 3 days – click HERE
    • $90 per day – click HERE

    For more information contact us at [email protected]

    MEET THE COACHES

    Hamish Gardiner
    • Nickname - Hammer or Hamo
    • Qualifications - Cricket Australia accredited level 2 coach, Bachelor of Arts; GDip Sports Coaching
    • Specialisation - Batting
    • Playing Experience - Scotland International, Somerset 2nd XI and Surrey 2nd XI. Member of premiership winning teams in first and second grade for UQCC
    • Coaching Philosophy - CARE (Creativity, Alignment, Resoluteness, Execution)
    Ben Davis
    • Nickname - Benny
    • Qualifications - Cricket Australia accredited level 2 coach, Bachelor of Primary Education
    • Specialisation - Leg spin bowling and batting
    • Playing Experience - NSW country youth teams, member of premiership winning teams in first and second grade for UQCC
    • Coaching Philosophy - Have fun, try your best and be accountable for your actions.
    Jack Clayton
    • Nickname - Clayto
    • Qualifications - Cricket Australia accredited level 1 coach, Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Sciences
    • Specialisation - Batting and off spin bowling Playing
    • Playing Experience - Queensland youth teams, QAS squad and a member of premiership winning teams in first and second grade for UQCC
    • Coaching Philosophy - Creating a supportive and enjoyable environment where kids learn through their experiences.
    Paul Woodford
    • Nickname - Woody
    • Qualifications - Cricket Australia accredited level 1 coach, Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Sciences (Hons)
    • Specialisation - Wicket keeping and batting
    • Playing Experience - Member of premiership winning teams in first and second grade for UQCC
    • Coaching Philosophy - Build positive and professional relationships with athletes at UQCC by ensuring that they continue to learn, enjoy their cricket and achieve their goals
    Jack Carty
    • Nickname - Carts
    • Qualifications - Cricket Australia accredited level 1 coach
    • Specialisation - Batting and bowling
    • Playing Experience - QLD schoolboy teams, QLD Country Youth teams, Member of premiership winning teams in first and second grade for UQCC
    • Coaching Philosophy - Create fun and competitive learning environments to bring the best out of players
    Max Clayton
    • Nickname - Clayto or Maxie
    • Qualifications - Cricket Australia accredited level 1 coach, Bachelor of Business Management/Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
    • Specialisation - Batting and off-spin bowling
    • Playing Experience - QLD U17, U19 and Australian Pathways. Member of premiership winning teams in first and second grade for UQCC
    • Coaching Philosophy - Creating better performance outcomes through a greater understanding of the basics of cricket in a healthy learning and enjoyable environment
    Will Sanders
    • Nickname - Sanders or Colonel
    • Qualifications - Cricket Australia accredited level 1 coach
    • Specialisation - Fast bowling
    • Playing Experience - Cricket Australia U16 and U19. QLD U17 and U19. Member of premiership winning teams in first and second grade for UQCC
    • Coaching Philosophy - You only get out, what you put in
    Harry Walker
    • Nickname - Hazza
    • Qualifications - Cricket Australia accredited level 1 coach
    • Specialisation - Wicket keeping and batting
    • Playing Experience - QLD U17 and U19 Pathways. Member of premiership winning teams in first and second grade for UQCC
    • Coaching Philosophy - Don’t take the game too seriously. Promote a positive mindset in an enjoyable environment
    Private Coaching Sessions

    The following private coaching sessions are available; Individual 45 minute, individual 1 hour, dual 1 hour or group 1 hr. For more information click here and select your session type.

    Bookings & Payment

    Payment in advance is required for all private coaching sessions and can be made online via the booking system above.

    Typically our coaching sessions are held Monday to Friday between 6am and 8am as well as 3pm and 8pm. For alternate times please contact us at [email protected]

    Cancellation Policy

    To cancel or reschedule your session we require at least 24 hours notice. Notice should be given to your coach by phone call or text message.

    Less than 24 hours notice or no-shows will incur full session fees.

    In the event of extenuating circumstances, contact the us to reschedule your session.

    Contact us

    Blues Cricket Academy Director at [email protected] or call 0401 845 091