Coaches

Gary Whitaker, Director of Cricket – Men’s

Gary came to UTS North Sydney with a wealth of coaching experience having led grade and shires clubs for over a decade. Gary's resume is littered with achievements, including first grade premierships, a club championship and winning 2013/14’s SCA Coach of the Year award while at Sydney University.

Before commencing on his coaching career, Gary had a lengthy grade cricket career as a pace bowler. Gary's love for the game is evident in his continued playing career, having represented his state in Veterans' cricket

Gary manages the men’s cricket program at UTS NSDCC, including player development and preparation and engaging experienced professionals to assist Norths players improve their cricket.

Gary is a Level 3 coach and holds a Masters degree in coaching.

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Michelle Goszko, Director of Cricket - Women's

Michelle brings an intimidating playing a coaching pedigree to UTS North Sydney's women's program. Michelle's playing career included scoring a test double century and winning a world cup in front of the largest crowd ever recorded at a women's cricket match.

After her playing career Michelle has been heavily involved in the NSW pathways program for junior girls, recently coaching the NSW Metro U15 squad at the national championships.

Michelle manages the women's cricket program at UTS NSDCC, overseeing all aspects of the program.

Michelle is a Level 3 coach who also runs level 1 programs for CNSW.

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Jason Krejza, Junior Development Manager

Jason’s brings international playing experience and extensive coaching acumen to the development of UTS North Sydney’s young players. Jason represented Australia at the 2011 World Cup, famously claimed 12 wickets on test debut and scored two first class centuries.

Jason continues to play cricket around the world, including having taken part in the 2020 Road Safety World Series in India, alongside players such as Sachin Tendulkar, Muttiah Muralitharan and Brian Lara.

Since he completed his professional playing career with NSW, Tasmania and Australia, Jason has focussed on growing his coaching business, Elite Cricket.

Jason coaches UTS North Sydney’s AW Green Shield side as well as the club's Development Squad and juniors pathway.

Jason is a Level 3 coach who has provided specialist coaching to CNSW's pathways players.

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John Saint, Senior Men's Assistant Coach

John joined the Bars from a coaching role at Penrith, having also had a highly accomplished playing career. He played First Grade for Penrith and Sydney University, winning two O’Reilly medals, and First Class cricket for Tasmania. He counts Wasim Akram and Arjuna Ranatunga among his scalps for the Apple Isle.

John's remarkable cricketing experience is invaluable to the men's playing group at UTS North Sydney.

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Aiden Bariol, Assistant Coach - Poidevin-Gray

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Aiden Bariol joined UTS North Sydney in 2020/21 and immediately claimed first grade cap number 676. Aiden's stamped his mark straight away, scoring two hundreds and wicketkeeping soundly in his first season with the club.

Aiden also captained the Poidevin-Gray side in 2020/21 and his leadership qualities shone through. Professional, disciplined, yet supportive of his clubmates, the Bears are fortunate to have Aiden continue his close connection with the PGs squad in 2021/22 as coach

Aiden has represented his state and country at age group level and has been immersed in professional cricket set-ups throughout his career to date. He also has extensive coaching experience and will be a great resource for the Bears' under 21 players.

Ashley Perrott, Fielding Coach

Ashley is also an accomplished sportsman, having played first grade rugby and competitive athletics. Ashley joins the Bears to assist Ray with sprint coaching and to facilitate fielding sessions.

Ash is a Level 2 coach.