New manager hit a six with move to CQ

By GREGOR MACTAGGARTmactaggartg@gladstoneobserver.com.au

IT MIGHT only be early days, but new Queensland Cricket regional manager for Central Queensland Sean Toovey is loving life in his new home.

The former Brisbane grade player took over from Gladstone-based Vic Williams back in July and has certainly been kept busy in his first three months.

'Things have been pretty hectic so far, but I have loved being in Central Queensland,' Toovey said.

'It is a wide region that has a wealth of cricketing talent and that is keeping me busy.'

Toovey has been impressed with the talent he has seen at all levels since his arrival in CQ and is hopeful of continuing the fine work done by Williams.

'Vic was great in developing cricket in Central Queensland and hopefully I can continue that work.

'My goal is to nurture the talent we have in the region and try to develop as many players as we can for higher levels,' he said.

Toovey is especially passionate about bringing teenagers through the system and said there were a number of both boys and girls with promising futures.

'There is a pathway there for local kids who are in their teens to make the transition from here to cricket in Brisbane.

'Nathan Reardon and Kasee Marxsen are fine examples for kids who want to play at the best level possible.

'They can look at those two and know if they work hard, then they could be playing for Queensland and/or Australia one day,' he said.



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