SPRING Gully Cricket Club has appointed Cricket Victoria’s Damien Dunlop as coach for the 2013-14 season.
The Crows are facing a huge challenge this season following the departure of several long-time A-grade players.
Dunlop said the mental approach to and during matches was crucial to on-field performances.
“Success in sport is about getting the players to win the constant struggle between belief and doubt," he said.
" I look forward to getting our players to believe in their ability.
“Establishing and building a working relationship with all of our players to create a secure, challenging and enjoyable environment is my first goal."
Dunlop is a qualified Level Four coach and spent more than a decade working in the United Kingdom for the England and Wales Cricket Board.
During his time in the UK, Dunlop was a County Academy coach and also spent time working with Scotland, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and India.
Since his return to Australia, Dunlop has taken on the role as the Northern Rivers regional cricket manager.
The City of Greater Bendigo is refurbishing Spring Gully’s clubrooms and the club has a new bowling machine.
The Crows are calling on new and existing players to sign up for the 2013-14 campaign.
The Emu Valley Cricket Association season hits off October 5. Spring Gully's division one team faces Axe Creek at Champions IGA Oval in Longlea in the opening round.