– chosen as GCB Academy Coach
By Brandon Corlette
He is seen as one of the best coaches in the country – the Level 3 Certified Cricket Coach, Julian Moore.
The gifted cricket expert took some time off his busy schedule to sit and reflect on his appointment as the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) Academy Coach. Moore told the Guyana Times Sport that the academy program is the perfect foil for him to develop his high-skill level as a coach, and simultaneously play a role in the success of Guyana’s cricket.
The feeling of attaining selection as an academy coach is an obvious great feeling, but for the former national youth player, he is seeking continuous growth in his coaching career. Moore, who hails from Tucber Park, in New Amsterdam, Berbice, has played a huge role in numerous successful cricketers’ journeys.
The perfect example is Guyana Jaguars all-rounder and Guyana Amazon Warriors’ Romario Shepherd, who passed through the ranks, coming from the junior level, where he received support from Moore. Coach Moore was able to pass on his great cricketing knowledge to his club member.
Moore has been putting in the necessary work with the Guyana junior teams, over the years, where he tasted a huge amount of success in his premier coaching career. Moore has five Cricket West Indies regional championships under his belt; he won two Under-15 titles in 2014 and 2015 and three Under-19 titles from 2017-2018, while coaching the Guyana youth teams.
The freshly-appointed Academy Coach is presented with a different task at the Academy, where he will be coaching the best senior cricketers in the country on a continuous basis. The Berbician told this reporter that it would be a smooth transition for him, to coach senior cricketers and not youth cricketers. “It’s a great challenge that I am prepared to embrace, since the senior players are hungry to make it big, I am upbeat to lend my assistance to these players,” Moore related during this exclusive interview.
A majority of the players in the academy are no strangers to Moore, 33; the experienced campaigner has played a role in the past with most players who graduated from the Under-19 level which he operates.
The Cricket West Indies (CWI) Level 3 Coach and tutor, who is also a youth selector, has knowledge about cricket as any great player may attain. Moore had a brief career representing Guyana Under-19, but he inherited greatness from his father, Carl Moore, who is regarded as a great cricket enthusiast in Guyana who formerly operated from the Tucber Park and Bermine Cricket Clubs.
Moore, who manages and coaches the Tucber Park Cricket Club, greatly invests his time and patience into the promising youths at the cricket club; he continuously shares his knowledge with aspiring and established players. Being a coach signifies the love and passion Moore has for the game; and his inspirational achievements as a coach may take him to the highest level; who knows, he may be the next Guyana Jaguars Head Coach.
When asked what the year 2019 has in store; Moore told this reporter that his eyes are locked on capturing his sixth CWI regional title. With the Under-19 tournament scheduled to play in July-August 2019 in home conditions in Guyana, Moore is eying a third championship in as many years as the National Coach.