8th April 2018Neil D'Costa signs on as Warriors head coach
Internationally renowned Level 3 cricket coach, and Kellyville resident Neil D'Costa, has today agreed to terms with the Blacktown Warriors Cricket Club for 2 years with a further year option effective immediatley.
Neil D’ Costa (honing the skills of Australia (Test prospect Phil Hughes)
Neil D’ Costa, a Proud Anglo Indian.He debuted as a first grade cricketer in Sydney with Fairfield, at the early age of 17 years, and then went on to represent Western Suburbs DCC whilst completing a degree in sports science. His first love was coaching, at the age of 19 and by 1995 inevitably was appointed Head Coach for Western Suburbs whilst leading the 1st grade batting averages, leading the team the minor premiership. He then moved to Northern Districts CC as head coach for 4 years and won 2 premierships and a club championship during his tenure.
In 2006 he joined the ‘John Singleton Group’ before then selling his shares in management and starting his own Academy, “The D’ Costa Cricket Academy”.Neil has had successful assignments with Campbelltown and Hawkesbury. It's his passion for the west of Sydney that sees him now join Blacktown, a region not that foreign seeing he attended his primary school at Our Lady of Lourdes Seven Hills and lived in Seven Hills.
Neil has not only coached domestically he has also worked internationally with a plethora of world wide experience and was the coach of Vidarbha Cricket Association who won the Ranji Trophy last year for the first time with many players graduating from his time there.
During his career he has worked with Michael Clarke, Phillip Hughes, Moises Henriques, Mitchell Starc, Umesh Yadav, VVS Laxman, Nick Compton and Ross Taylor
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