Profile of Matthew Betsey

Matthew Betsey is currently working as Coach Manager for Cricket Australia. He is responsible for all the global management and development of Cricket Education Program resources and syllabus.

In 2008 Matthew Betsey was engaged by Cricket Australia in the capacity of Coaching Program Manager. This role assumes responsibility for all coaching programs conducted in Australia. Cricket Australia’s coaching extends from grass-roots to elite level and Mathew is responsible for the design and standard of courses, production of resource materials and training of tutors to effect successful delivery of the program on a national basis and across the globe.

From 2001 – 2008 Matthew was employed by Cricket New South Wales in the capacity as a Regional Cricket Manager. During this time he completed his training as a Cricket Australia Level 3 accredited coach. Matthew is currently the Global Program Manager and brings to this role a wealth of cricket and coaching experience. As a player he was contracted in New South Wales as a pace bowler and middle order batsman in a very successful era with the likes of Brett Lee, the Waugh brothers, Michael Bevan, Michael Slater and Michael Clarke.

Matthew led the Bankstown Cricket Club bowling attack during a period in the mid-90s which saw tremendous success – a team that included Stephen and Mark Waugh. In the 1999-2000 seasons Matthew was awarded the Player of Finals Series – an honour bestowed in addition to his premiership cap.

Matthew applies the skills learned through his playing and coaching with a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce to advance Australian cricket’s role of producing the highest quality of coaches.

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