Kingfisher Cricket Academy

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About Kingfisher Cricket Australia

Director Craig Huender is passionate about all things cricket. Kingfisher Cricket Australia was born out of Craig’s desire to support grass roots cricket by providing coaching services to the cricket community in regional areas.

Based in sunny Port Macquarie we offer a wide range of coaching programs for cricketers of all ages, from just starting to representative players. Our coaches have a wealth of experience both as players and as coaches in all forms of Outdoor and Indoor Cricket.

Another key focus of Kingfisher Cricket Australia will be to support the club coach, we understand that taking on a coaching role in any capacity can be overwhelming. We are here to help with facilitated coach education and refresher programs, and respite where our experienced team can conduct your team’s coaching session.

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Craig Huender - Owner / Senior Coach

A passionate cricketer from a young age, Craig understands that for young cricketers to achieve their dreams, they need quality coaching and mentoring. Kingfisher Cricket Australia was created to provide this coaching and mentoring. 

Craig has represented North Coast at NSW Country Championships, NSW at National Indoor Cricket Titles, a HDRCA first grade bowling allrounder for over 15 years. With many years as a captain, a coach and as an administrator, Craig can help you take your cricket to the next level.

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Kenny Bennett - Senior Coach

Returning to Port Macquarie, Ken brings a wealth of experience to Kingfisher Cricket Australia including:
  • 10 years as a Indoor Cricket Centre Manager
  • Represented Hastings Interdistrict First XI 
  • 2 years as Hastings Interdistrict Colts Coach
  • 10 years First Grade with and life member of Port Pirates Cricket Club
  • Represented Mid North Coast in Indoor Cricket Superleague.
Ken nature is patience with a strong desire to see young cricketers reach their full potential.

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Bobby Smith - Qualified Coach

Having been professionally coached from an early age, and attending Durban Boys High School that has produced some of South Africa’s best cricketers, Bobby is passionate about sport and understands the importance of quality coaching and mentoring. 

Bobby is keen to not only build the strength and technique but importantly build character. Bobby also has a wealth of experience in other disciplines that will add value to each and every coaching session.
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