Two years out from their 40th anniversary, the Camden Campbelltown Ghosts cricket club have signalled they’re serious about winning trophies by appointing two super coaches for season 2022-23 and beyond.
Former Australian Test cricketer Jason Krezja will be the new men’s head coach.
The club have also appointed Steve Jenkin – arguably one of the best when it comes to mentoring female cricketers – as Ghosts women’s head coach.
Jason Krejza, who grew up in South Western Sydney, has accepted the role with excitement, especially about working with the young players that make up the Ghosts men’s squad.
Krejza, a Cricket Australia Level 3 accredited coach, plans to guide each player in the right direction while giving hints along the way to help players develop a technique that is efficient, successful, and ultimately their own.
The off-spinning, batting all-rounder pictured above has represented Australia in both Test Match and One Day International cricket.
Most cricket fans would remember Krejza’s sensational debut in the 2008 Test Series in India, when he took 12 wickets, including eight in the first innings alone – to get his name into the record books.
He was also a part of the 2011 Australian World Cup squad touring India as the specialist spinner.
Krejza played first-class cricket for the NSW Blues and the Tasmanian Tigers for more than 10 years.
He also represented the Hobart Hurricanes in the 20/20 Big Bash, earning Player of the Year in two consecutive seasons.
When coaching women in cricket, no one on the planet is as well credentialled as Steve Jenkin.
The former Australian Southern Stars and WNCL coach will coach and mentor the Ghosts women this season.
Most members of first grade team have already dealt with Jenkin in his most recent appointment as Cricket NSW female pathway manager.
“All of the Ghosts girls will benefit greatly from his expertise and coaching style,’’ says Australian Southern Star and Ghosts first grader Hannah Darlington.
“He will certainly assist in their development and preparing those heading to the next level.”
In other club news ahead of the new season in September, five Ghosts players – two men and three women – have received Cricket NSW State contracts.
They are Will Salzmann and Tanveer Sangha for the NSW Blues, and Anika Learoyd, Hannah Darlington and Lauren Cheatle for the NSW Breakers.