Runaway Bay Development Academy

Providing Junior Cricketers with Elite, Specific Coaching

The RBCC Development Academy was designed to provide junior cricketers looking to get more from their game, with an appropriate level of coaching as an additional program.

The Club relies on volunteer coaches of most junior teams and this academy offers high level coaching in small groups outside of the normal volunteer run training sessions. 

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What's the Academy For?

The purpose of the Runaway Bay Cricket Club Junior Academy is to provide cricketers the opportunity to develop their skills in a smaller group environment, under the guidance of highly qualified coaches.

The academies will be staged at such a time as they provide benefit to the young cricketer by preparing them for the start of the season, Lord Tavernor’s trials and Cricket Gold Coast representative trials.

The Junior Academy will be hosted by high level coaches available to the Club.

This year’s coaches will include:

Chris O’Hehir – Level 3 CA Coach

Lance Roudenko – Level 2 CA Coach

Matt Madeley – Level 2 ECB Coach

The Club will not profit from any Academy payments. All payments to the Club will be distributed back to the coaches at their agreed rates, calculated when determining the fees for the Academy.


Academy Details

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Pre-Season Academy

August - September

The pre-season academy is designed to assist junior members prepare for the start of the season, as junior training traditionally does not start until a few weeks before the start of the season.

Coaching & Skills Sessions:

Mondays from 3 August –21 September

Final Match

Sunday 27 September – Academy Team v RBCC 2nd Grade

Costs and Timing

$250 for 8 sessions and match – 12-14 kids 2 x coaches

4.30 – 6.00PM – Group A (Under 11 & 12 Players from Last Season)

6.00-7.30PM – Group B (Under 13-17 Players from Last Season)

*If numbers determine, two groups will be organised with max 12 participants in each group. This will be split by age.

New Year Academy

January - February

The mid season academy has been specifically timed to help players prepare for the back end of the season, ensuring they do not stagnate throughout, as well as preparing them for end of season rep trials. 

Coaching & Skills Sessions:

Mondays from 18 January -22 February

Final Match

Sunday 28 February – Academy Team v Presidents XI

Costs and Timing

$200 for 6 sessions and match – 12-14 kids 2 x coaches

4.30-6PM – Group A

6-7.30PM – Group B

*If numbers determine, two groups will be organised with max 12 participants in each group. This will be split by age.



Academy promotes a level of skill required, however this is not the case. Coaches will accept all willing participants as long as they are prepared to train and develop their games.

Expressions of interest will be issued in June, for registration for the Pre-Season Academy. Once numbers can be confirmed, invoices will be issued for payment prior to the commencement of any academy participation.

The Clubs junior coordinator will be responsible for any enquiries outside of coaching.

The contact details for the Junior Coordinator are:

Brad Cannen



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