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High-Performance Cricket Program


Tranby College is excited to announce the launch of a new High-Performance Cricket (HPC) Program designed for students interested in cricket, who want to develop their skills and understanding of the game and industry.  Led by former professional New Zealand cricketer and accredited coach, Brendon Diamanti, the program offers a holistic cricket education with a strong focus on the development of the whole person, preparing students for a variety of post-school cricket and sporting industry pathway opportunities.


The HPC Program will run during school hours (with training before school) as a two-year syllabus across Years 7-8 and Years 9-10, with the depth and complexity of content increasing over time. Students who participate will complete the below units with the intention of achieving the following outcomes:

  1. Enhanced skills for cricket including decision making, movement and tactical skills.
  2. Leadership, self-management and interpersonal skills.
  3. Knowledge, understanding and application of movement, strength and conditioning concepts.
  4. Skills, knowledge and understanding of cricket and sport industry fields.

YEARs 7/8 – UNIT 1

  • Team building
  • Bat repair and maintenance 1
  • Umpiring and scoring
  • Biomechanics of cricket 1
  • Specialist skill development
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Match strategies

YEAR 7/8 – UNIT 2

  • Leadership and captaincy
  • Goal setting and time management
  • Training principles
  • Sport psychology 1
  • Specialist skill development
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Match strategies

YEARs 9/10 – UNIT 1

  • Coaching and learning
  • Bat repair and maintenance 2
  • Umpiring accreditation
  • Sports medicine
  • Sports nutrition and recovery
  • Workplace/business learning 1
  • Specialist skills development 
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Match strategies

YEARs 9/10 – UNIT 2

  • Cricket Australia Level 1 Coach accreditation
  • Turf management
  • Sports management and business
  • Sports psychology 2
  • Biomechanics of cricket 2
  • Workplace/business learning 2
  • Specialist skill development
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Match strategies


Students interested in the HPC Program will need to submit an application, with shortlisted candidates then undergoing trials if required. HPC students will be required to represent Tranby College at local cricket carnivals and various other Inter-school matches.

As part of the application process, students will be required to:

  • Outline their cricketing skills and history.
  • Detail their personal cricketing goals. 
  • Provide details of their enrolment/intended enrolment to a local cricket club.
  • Submit referee details for a club coach. 

As part of trialls, shortlisted applicants will participate in:

  • Skills testing – batting, bowling, fielding/wicketkeeping and athletic ability, and
  • Basic matchplay – nets vs small sided games.

Only students with the right attitude and ability will be invited to participate in the program. Whilst the expectation around criteria and selection are of high importance, anyone with a genuine passion for cricket and a willingness to strive to achieve their best in the sport is encouraged to apply.


Students who participate in the program will have the opportunity to gain:

  • Cricket Australia Community Coach Accreditation (Level 1).
  • Cricket Australia Community Umpiring Accreditation (Level 1).
  • Industry workplace learning.
  • Participation in the Bunbury Big Bash T20 Cricket Carnival.
  • Participation in the Rockingham Cricket Carnival.
  • First aid certificate.

(Opportunities vary subject to age group and length of participation.)


To apply, students first need to complete their online “Electives Selection” and print, sign and return the form to the College Reception before the end of school Tuesday 25th October. Once receipted, students will then be invited to complete the HPC Program Application Form.

For more information on the program, please contact Mr Brendon Diamanti via email at 

 Elective Forms due:   Tuesday 25th October

Applications close:      Friday 18th November

Trials will take place:  Thursday 24th November