Academy Coaches

Level 3 Coaches

Vusi Sibanda

Vusi Sibanda is a former Zimbabwean international cricketer who played Test, One Day and T20 matches for his native country. Vusi brings extensive experience to the role given his exposure to cricket all around the world, in varying conditions and seeing firsthand how some of the greats played the game. Vusi is a High-Performance Coach who assists the Abode Hotels ACT Meteors, ACT Comets and a number of pathway programs.

Erin Osborne

Erin Osborne is a success story for the Abode Hotels ACT Meteors. Erin has played all forms of cricket for the Australian Women’s Cricket Team including winning a World Cup. Erin has been captain and a leading player for the Abode Hotels ACT Meteors for the past 10 years. Besides playing for the Meteors, Erin has been a longstanding WBBL player with the Melbourne Stars.

Jono Dean

A former Adelaide Striker and ACT Comet, Jono Dean is Cricket ACT’s Head Coach of the Abode Hotels ACT Meteors and Female Pathway Manager. In additional to his High-Performance duties and ACTive Academy coaching, he is also the Assistant Coach of the Sydney Thunder WBBL squad.

He is known for his explosive batting, including a rapid half century in the 2013 PM’s XI that put him in the national spotlight. He was the second ACT player to score 300 in grade cricket, ending not out after an innings that included 17 sixes and 21 fours.

Michael Delaney

Michael Delaney is our Male Pathway and Talent Manager. As a player-coach at Ginninderra Cricket Club, he coached them from the wooden spoon in 2015/16 to their first Douglas Cup victory in 26 years in 2018/19. He is currently the Bowling Coach for the Abode Hotels ACT Meteors as well as coaching the ACT Aces and numerous underage male rep teams.

In his playing career, Delaney represented ACT in U19s before joining the Comets. He also earned a rookie contract with the South Australian Redbacks.

Michael Barrington-Smith

Michael Barrington-Smith is our Athletic Performance and Sport Science Sport Medicine (SSSM) Manager. His role includes overseeing and delivering all aspects of the physical performance program for the Abode Hotels ACT Meteors, ACT Comets and ACT Pathway Teams. He is fielding coach for the Abode Hotels ACT Meteors as well as coaching within the ACTive Academy.

Michael is a current leading batsman in ACT Premier Cricket for Tuggeranong Valley CC as well as representing the ACT Comets.


Level 2 and 1 Coaches 

  • Aidan Gunning
  • Angelina Genford
  • Jack Sutton
  • Jake Smith
  • Grace Lyons
  • Chirag Mehta
  • Fletcher Tarry
  • Jannatul Sumona
  • Kai Brunker
  • Maddison McGarry
  • Elizabeth Coper-Jones
  • Josh McIntyre
  • Tyler Van Luin
  • Norman Vanua
  • Harrison Jones

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