Williams snares country cricket role
By CRAIG ROSScraigr@gladstoneobserver.com.au
GLADSTONE'S Vic Williams is on the move to Townsville after this week being named Queensland Cricket's country cricket coordinator.
The newly-created position will require Williams to take on the Queensland Academy of Sport coaching job in Townsville as well as oversee Queensland Country Cricket's representative program.
Williams has spent the past four-and-a-half years as Central Queensland regional cricket manager and last season coached the Queensland Country side to the Australian Championships title.
He will assume the QAS coaching responsibilities from former North Queensland regional cricket manager Steve Baker who will shift to the Gold Coast to fill the South Coast manager role.
Speaking from Townsville yesterday, where he was involved in a number of Queensland Cricket meetings, Williams was looking forward to beginning his new role next month.
'It's a new job and a new challenge ? some exciting things are going to happen up here,' Williams said. 'I'm very fortunate to get the opportunity ... and I'll grab the opportunity with both hands and see what I can achieve.
'It's a chance to work in a high-performance role and be more hands-on with the athletes. But I'll miss Gladstone, I've been there nearly 25 years.'
Williams said he was looking forward to overseeing the development of Queensland regional cricketers from talent-identified juniors through to Queensland Country representative players.