Falcons lock in new coach


Tara Murray

Caroline Springs has locked in its coach for the next two Victorian Turf Cricket Association seasons.

The Falcons, who will play in division 3 next season after being promoted, announced last week that Keven McClean had been appointed coach.

Mclean is a former West indies A representative and has played cricket all over the world, including in the United Kingdom.

It won’t be his first stint in Australia, having played with Seddon in the VTCA division 1 competition in 2019-20.

He took 25 wickets at an average of 17.56, which was top 10 in the division, while he his batting wasn’t on full show.

The club said in a social media post, they were keen to see what McClean would bring to the club.

“A devastating bowling all-rounder at his best, Kevin’s name is highly regarded among cricket circles and we couldn’t be happier to have him at the Falcons,” the post said.

“Kevin also holds a UK Level 2 coaching accreditation, something we look forward to seeing on full display throughout the upcoming summers.

“His passion to educate future generations on the game of cricket has us excited to see what he can bring to the Falcons.”

McClean replaces Gary Turner who stood down from the role after guiding the side to the division 4 premiership in his first season at the club.

It was the club’s first premiership in a decade and the first in the VTCA competition.

The club won two premierships, while their women’s side also made the grand final last season.

Turner remains at the club and will be part of the club’s senior coaching group.

“While Smackers’ time as our head coach was always limited, there’s no doubting the impact he has had on our playing group, both on and off the field,” the club had previously said.