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Weaver ends 13-year Kent stint

27th July 2019, 15:04 by Bobbie Jackson

High Performance Director Jason Weaver has confirmed his decision to leave Kent after 13 years with the county.

The 50-year-old former Shropshire wicket-keeper took up a development role with Kent's Academy after retiring from playing 13 years ago.

He was responsible for bringing young talent through the Academy and helped in the development of current first-team players Jordan Cox, Ollie Robinson and Zak Crawley.

Weaver, who also previously held the post of Coach Education Manager for the England and Wales Cricket Board, has decided to leave the county at the end of the current campaign.

"I am very proud to see so many of our Academy graduates succeeding within the England and regional teams and at Kent Cricket, and our Women's team, who have been eight times championship winners in the last 12 years," Weaver told Kent's official website.

"The players fully deserve their success and have worked extremely hard to make it to the level that they are playing.

"I would like to thank all the coaches and staff that have supported me and our Academy programme.

"It has been a difficult decision to leave this Club and these players that have been my home and family for 13 years, but I feel it is now time to bring my coaching skills and philosophy to a new role, knowing that I leave the club with some fantastic young prospects in the Academy for the future."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Bobbie Jackson is a reporter with an in-depth knowledge of football at all levels. A Blackpool supporter, Bobbie is also a keen rugby union, boxing, MMA and UFC follower.

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