Geraint is a positive and enthusiastic coach, who ensures that the boys have fun during their coaching sessions. He ensures that the boys firstly enjoy the game and don't put too much pressure on themselves to perform, and isn't critical of the boys when things don't go right. He is clearly very knowledgeable about the game and helps to educate the boys on all aspects of the game.
Delyth Harris (Parent)
Geraint has been an inspirational coach for my 12 year old son. He has instilled the importance of hard work and enjoying yourself will bring success in your game. Our son had a very successful season for his club in 2016 and this was due to the highly motivating and technical coaching, he received from his 1:1 coach. Geraint has excellent communication skills, he is able to articulate to our son, what he wants him to do and how he wants him to achieve it in small accessible chunks that is easily and quickly built up. He gives him positive criticism that allows him to develop as a player and improve his talent whilst encouraging him by highlighting his strengths. He has a brilliant rapport with our son and this is reflected in the way that he is put at ease in their sessions.
Sarah Pipe (Parent)
As chairman of Abergavenny Cricket Club, I can confirm that Geraint has worked diligently and conscientiously with the Club throughout the 2015 season. He has been constructive, communicative and, above all, enthusiastic in all areas of the Club's activities, both on and off the field. His work with the junior section has proved to be invaluable and he is highly regarded by his learners; parents and other coaches alike. We believe that he has found a place in helping to build on the foundations that existed at the Club and that he will be an important member of the team going forward into 2016 and beyond
Stephen Denning (Chairman, Abergavenny CC)
Great cricket coach, ability to communicate to all ages, demonstrates high technical ability.
Paul Adams (Parent)
Geraint has been a supportive and professional coach for my son Ben in his cricket development. Ben's confidence in batting has been infinitely improved under Geraint's coaching. Geraint is patient and calm and uses good coaching techniques to deliver improvement. Ben has to think for himself in the sessions, Geraint probes with good open questions and is not over reliant on giving advice all the time.
Rob Kellaway (Parent)
An excellent cricket coach who delivers results quickly.
Rob McNamara (Parent)
Geraint has been the one to one coach for both of my sons. I have found Geraint very good with young cricketers and a very knowledgeable coach. He has developed both boys into very good cricketers with his expert knowledge on both batting and bowling. He still coaches the youngest one and I would have no problems recommending Geraint s a personal coach for any child that would like to take up the game of cricket. He is also very active within the community bringing sports coaching to the schools around the community overall Geraint is a very resourceful and experienced coach always willing and eager to learn new skills and techniques a shining example of how sports coaches are developing within communities.
John Clarke (Parent)
Geraint is an innovative cricket coach who is dedicated to developing the skill sets of any enthusiastic young cricketer who is looking to progress in the game. He is always willing to offer thoughts and advice whilst also challenging the boys to think for themselves during critical moments.
Chris Burgess (Parent)
At the end of last season my son expressed that he wanted to make a bigger contribution in both club and county matches. He identified that to achieve this he needed help to develop his cricket skills to catch up with some of his current team mates. Although he has some very good coaching within the club he wanted to work independently on a one to one basis, therefore I contacted Geraint. As a sports coach especially those who work closely with young children, it’s vitally important that the relationship with the coach is one they can trust. Geraint built this trust very early on in the first session, with continuous encouragement, questioning and reviewing the good and bad techniques of Lewis’s game, Geraint encouraged Lewis to make subtle changes over a period of time. We are now almost now at the end of the second block of sessions and the transformation in Lewis is huge. Geraint has him playing strokes in which he keeps his balance and shape, his bowling shape is tighter and he is building up on his speed but more importantly he has got him to smile and enjoy it again! I would highly recommend Geraint as a cricket coach, he has done an excellent job with my son who has already asked to have regular sessions until he’s sixteen!!
Kevin Probert (Parent)
We would like to thank you for the time and effort you have given Ben. The progress Ben has made following his conversion to spin has been spectacular, in a short number of weeks you have greatly improved his action and given him an understand of his bowling action; importantly this enables to self correct. His batting has also improved massively; he is technically better, he hits the ball harder, he has a greater variety of shots and you have given him the confidence to play the shots. If Ben manages to retain his place in the Gwent County squad you can take much of the credit.
Andrew Purnell (Parent)
Lloyd has found his coaching sessions a worth while experience. The methods Geraint has used have been enjoyable, resulting in a noticeable improvement in his technical ability and confidence. He's hoping this will continue as he prepares for the new season.
David Elias (Parent)
Over the past month or so both my sons have benefited significantly and markedly progressed in their batting and bowling under Geraint’s guidance. We are very grateful to him and would not hesitate to recommend him to others.