The coach for the season 2018 is Liam Scammell.
Liam (28) is a Melbourne University CC 1st XI All-Rounder in Victorian Premier Cricket. Liam has played 80 1st XI games in Victorian Premier Cricket across the last 5 seasons initially for Northcote and now for Melbourne University. In his time at Northcote Liam was awarded both the Club MVP and 1st Grade MVP in the 2013/14 season taking 37 wickets @ 19 and making 323 runs @ 23 playing alongside current Australia representative Marcus Stoinis and a number of other first class players. This included a Northcote record 7th wicket Partnership with Stoinis of 173 of which Liam contributed 100* (110 balls) against reigning premiers Fitzroy/Doncaster.
Liam also claimed 5/33 against Dandenong in the same season, these performances led to his selection in the Victorian 2nd XI team in 2014.
Liam the oldest of four children grew up in the Southern New South Wales City of Albury, his father Pat a dual Australian Olympian in the 800m and 1500m (1984-1988 Olympics) and his mother Lea a primary school teacher. Growing up in Albury Liam did very well in the strong Cricket Albury/Wodonga League leading Lavington CC to a premiership in 2012/13 taking out the club MVP as he did in 2010/11. Liam also won two representative player of the year titles for Albury including performances of 102 & 110* in consecutive days at the Victorian Country Championships, these performances lead to Liam’s section in the Victorian Country team for the Australian Country Championships (12/13). Liam also played an integral role helping Albury make the NSW Country Cup Final played on the SCG (12/13).
Liam was also a member of the ACT Academy alongside Nathan Lyon (Aus) and many first class players. Liam played two Australian U17 National Carnivals and one U19 National Carnival for the ACT. Liam also enjoyed a successful season playing in the UK with Cheadle Hulme in Cheshire Div 1 in 2011.
Liam also has a passion for coaching, he currently holds a Level 2 Australian coaching accreditation and has a significant coaching background. Liam has coached Cricket Victoria Academy sides while also working as a strength and conditioning coach with the Academy, aiding in the development of a number of emerging first class players.
Liam was the head strength and conditioning coach at Northcote CC for three seasons and coached his former club Lavington in 2010/11 as a 20 year old. Liam also coached multiple sides as part of the Cricket Victoria pathway program from U14s – 18s both male and female. The highlight of which was the U18 girls side winning the State Championship in a final played on the MCG.
Liam completed his bachelor of Sports Management at Victoria University in 2016 and currently manages Cycling Australia’s National Junior Program.