The Camberwell Magpies Cricket Club (CMCC) regrets to announce the resignation of Ben Ryan from the role of the club’s Senior Head Coach.
After one season in the role, Ryan advised the club this week of his decision to stand down from the job.
“I have made the very difficult decision to resign from my role as Head Coach of CMCC,” Ryan said in an address to the CMCC playing group.
“My decision has been heavily influenced by my realisation that I need to devote more time and
energy to my children and grandchildren, which will impact my ability to fully commit to the Head
Coach role in the future.”
“I will be forever grateful for the opportunity this great club presented me to be a Head Coach in the Premier Competition. I have enjoyed every minute and learnt an immeasurable amount about
coaching and life in the role. I believe the club is heading in a very exciting direction and I wish the club every success in the future.”
Ryan was appointed to the role of CMCC Senior Coach in June last year. Despite an interrupted start to his coaching tenure with the COVID-19 lockdown preventing him the chance to directly work with the playing group until late in the preseason, Ryan quickly formed a strong working relationship with the players.
As well as nurturing a young and emerging playing list, Ryan and his coaching team oversaw a season of transformation and progress both on and off the field, highlighted by the Magpies’ return to finals action in the Second and Fourth XIs.
CMCC President Peter Warner OAM thanked Ryan for his efforts as Senior Coach of the Camberwell Magpies and wished him all the best in his future endeavours.
"Ben was an energetic and enthusiastic Head Coach who created an environment that the players warmed to," Warner said.
"With his assistant coaches, Ben developed a very young playing group to finals participation in two grades, along with having four players chosen to represent the Victorian Metro side in the Under 19 National Championships in April."
"Ben will be missed at McQueen Park and we will now immediately move to appoint a Head Coach, who together with the number of assistants in the various disciplines have the job of taking the club forward with further development. We believe we have a very talented young playing group who with further nurturing will make the club strong well into the future."