Kyle Piper has been officially appointed head coach of ACT/NSW Country Comets ahead of the 2018/19 Toyota Futures League season.
With the first ACT/NSW Country Comets game in Canberra less than two weeks away, Cricket ACT welcomes the appointment of Kyle Piper to the role of head coach of the Comets after stepping into the position for the final two rounds of the season last year when Aiden Blizzard relocated to Victoria.
Piper has been a part of the ACT/NSW Country Comets program since 2010/11 season as an assistant coach and has a wealth of experience in developing ACT players. He has been leading the group all pre-season and enjoyed a successful trial match victory over NSW Metro just last week.
Now having the reins to himself, Piper is respectful of the opportunity that has been offered to him.
“The Comets have a rich history of developing players from the road less travelled,” said Piper
“The group we have at the moment is no different. The work ethic that our guys have will no doubt serve them well for the challenges that lay ahead. I am forever respectful of the opportunity to throw balls to such great guys and will ensure my work ethic is becoming of such a privileged position to work with the Comets.”
Piper believes in the ability of his players but will not focus too far into the future. He states it is more important for the players to focus on what is happening in the moment, and not focus on any upcoming competition.
“As a program we are very conscious of staying in the moment. After all, that’s all we have. We won’t spend our time picturing the future or ruing the past. We just go about our sharing the moment with our mates, playing a game we all love.”
“One of our key values as a program is our ability to compete. Anyone who succeeds at the highest levels in their field have an insatiable appetite to compete and a work ethic to ensure they struggle like they are the second best.”
“All we can do is respect the opportunity, Share the journey with our mates, have a work ethic that is becoming of the goal and compete each and every moment.”
The ACT/NSW Country Comets season commences on Monday 8th October with a four-day match against Queensland at Manuka Oval.
ACT/NSW Country Comets v Queensland, 8-11th October, 10:30am, Manuka Oval
ACT/NSW Country Comets v Western Australia, 22-25th October, 10:30am, Chisholm No. 1 Oval