Rohan is our Director of Cricket and has extensive experience in cricket and education. His coaching experiences have ranged from coaching for the MCC Academy, MCB, NCCC, Chance to Shine and ICC Americas (Argentina) to being senior coach at Barnes CC, Richmond CC, and Nottingham University CC (Mens and Women’s). Having been a Teach First Ambassador and headed up Cricket for The Prince’s Trust he also has extensive administration and community sport experience both at local and national levels. His teaching experiences cover leadership positions in all phases of education, having taught all ages from nursery to secondary, most recently being the Head Teacher at Twice Times Nursery School in Fulham. Rohan leads on our Little Masters and Master Blaster Courses, after developing Little Legends for the MCC and Teddy Cricket for Teddy Tennis. Rohan is ECB Level 2 qualified, holds QTS, Safeguarding Level 3, Pediatric First Aid and is our lead child protection/safeguarding officer and lead first aider.
Nick Compton is a current England cricketer who plays for Middlesex and lives locally in our borough The grandson of Denis Compton, he has represented England in 13 Test matches. A right- handed top order batsman and occasional right-arm off spin bowler, he made his List-A debut for Middlesex in 2001 and made his first-class debut three years later. A move to Somerset in 2010 saw Compton establish himself as a consistent scorer in a strong top order and following a prolific domestic season he made his England Test debut against India in November 2012.In April 2013, the Wisden Cricketer's Almanack named Compton as one of their five Wisden Cricketers of the Year. Compton left Somerset to return to Middlesex at the end of the 2014 season. Currently back playing for his home county, Middlesex, Nick is keen to support the local community through cricket.
Lydia has played at the highest of levels for England for 13 years. She is a double World Cup winner, five times Ashes winner and Wisden’s Woman’s Cricketer of the Year in 2011. In the first Test against South Africa in August 2003 she put on a world record 203 for the fourth wicket with Claire Taylor. She was a member of the team which retained the Ashes on tour in Australia in 2008 and won the World Cup and World Twenty/20 Championship in 2009. In addition to her middle order batting, Lydia is one of the best outfielders in the women's game. She was named Player of the Match for her fluent half century in England's win over Australia in a one-day international at Perth on 9 January 2010 and Player of the Series in England's 4 - 1 win in the subsequent Twenty/20 series. Lydia has a BSc (Honours) Sport, Fitness and Coaching and is a Level 3 qualified personal trainer.
We are lucky to be able to call on a number of Ambassadors to conduct Masterclasses and appearances at our weekly sessions. We are even luckier to have Callum and Sushant live so locally and commit to also being part of our coaching team. Having a professional network of players really inspires the children and is such an invaluable too for us a club.
Local resident Callum represented England at U19 Level and played professionally at Sussex CCC and Kent CCC until last season. He is a dynamic young keeper batsman in the Gilchrist mould, who was born in Eastbourne and developed through the club's youth system, making his first team debut in all forms of the game in 2013, including a first-class debut against the Australian touring team. Callum is an ECB level 2 qualified coach and is also trained to Level 3 in Personal Training. Callum brings his recent experiences in the professional game to Fulham as well as being passionate about supporting the local community.
Iresh is a veteran of 101 domestic matches in India, spanning a career dating back to his first-class debut for Bengal in February 2008 to his experiences playing for Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL. During his career, Saxena has played 27 Ranji Trophy (first-class), 50 List-A and 24 Twenty20 matches taking 146 wickets at 25.92, to include 25 wickets at 17.64 in the shorter format. A slow left-arm spinner of immense skill, Saxena has been a stalwart of the Bengal side (2007/08-2014/15) and has also featured for other notable sides including East Zone (2007/08-2012/13), Air India (2008/09), Income Tax India (2012/13-2013/14) and India Blue (2013/14).
Sushant, currently studying for his MBA in London, played professionally as a powerful keeper-batsman, representing Mumbai Indian, Mumbai, Kochi Tigers amongst a whole host of clubs. Sushant came into limelight during the BCCI Corporate Trophy where he played alongside the likes of Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina and Robin Uthappa and single-handedly guided his team Air-India Red to victory in the semi-finals. In the 2011-2012 season he topped the batting averages for Mumbai in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. He was also one of the leading scorers in Mumbai Club Cricket in 2012-2013 season scoring as many as 7 hundreds. In 2014 Sushant made a big statement in Indian cricket by achieving the highest ever score in Kanga League history when he made 232* playing for Cricket Club of India.
Simon brings a wealth of cricket coaching and development experience to the club. He is former National Team coach of Denmark and also Head Coach at Surrey County Cricket Club’s Ken Barrington Centre. Alongside his work for Fulham CC, Simon is currently leading several age groups within Surrey CCC’s Performance Pathway as well as being a member of Wetherby Prep’s PE department.
Tom is a hugely experienced cricket coach who has worked on the Surrey District and Performance courses for the last decade. In addition to this he is PE and Games teacher at Wetherby Prep School where he oversees the cricket program, as well as teaching football and rugby. Tom’s Coaching philosophy is ‘to create a fun, engaging and realistic environment so player can think independently.' He is looking forward to making Fulham one of the premier junior clubs in London.
Tom once played in goal against David Beckham!
All our lead coaches have a minimum of an ECB level 2 qualification, are first aid trained and completed their safeguarding training. Our coaches are extremely experienced at working with this age gorup and all currently work in schools as full time teachers. We feel this understanding of children and child development is crucial alongside their obvious cricketing knowledge. Our early years (Under 5s) coaches are trained in the early years and understand the developmental needs of this age group.