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Alan Smith & Tim van Noort are ECB qualified coaches and have been coaching in Sussex for the past 25 years. Their combined experience spans across a broad range of environments including clubs, schools, and representative cricket with a strong focus on coaching and nurturing boys and girls of all ages. Having worked together for many years they decided to officially pool their resources, passion and experience and launched MavriX Sporting Co. in 2020.

Alan has an extensive range of expertise having worked across multiple sports. He played league cricket in Kent and Surrey and shared some memorable matches alongside and against some legendary players. He is also an FA Qualified Football coach and has a large amount of experience as a games teacher at both state and private schools. His work with the ECB Disability Programme has also covered a broad range of participants and includes experience at schools such as Stoke Mandeville. His proudest achievements are his work with the Sussex County Girls which included winning a number of Championship and T20 titles. Many of the girls that he worked with have gone on to represent the Sussex Senior as well as England Team.

​Tim began his coaching career after moving to Sussex in 1999 and joined Hastings & St Leonard's Priory CC where he also played for the 1st XI in the Sussex Premier League. He coached and managed the Sussex County Boys Squads for a number of years as well as coaching at a number of clubs, state schools and private schools. He completed his ECB Level 3 coaching certificate in 2008, and has developed a number of bespoke coaching tools since then. In 2010 he started Skillz Cricket Academy and built a cricket centre in East Sussex to deliver bespoke coaching sessions. He has delivered over 20 000 hours of One2One coaching to boys and girls using innovative practice in a fun and challenging environment. As a player he also represented South Africa at Indoor Cricket playing in 3 World Cups, and his fondest memories include winning the Sussex Premier League, representing the MCC at Lord’s and playing for the Sussex 2nd XI and Board XI. His proudest moment was winning the Div 4 Sussex League title in 2017 for West Chiltington & Thakeham CC in memory of his friend Tim Monday who sadly passed away during a match that season. WC&TCC has proudly been his home since 2016 where he is Club Coach.

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