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Academy of Sport

QAS Cricket

The Queensland Academy of Sport operates as a development program for the my FootDr Queensland Bulls and for the Konica-Minolta Queensland Fire. The Queensland Government provides funding to the program and employs QAS Head Coach Justin Sternes.

Sternes is the fifth cricket head coach to work under the QAS banner, following in the footsteps of Dave Gilbert, former New South Wales Cricket Association Chief Executive, Bennett King, previously Head Coach of the Queensland Bulls and West Indian national team, Richard Done, now High Performance Manager (Global Development) with the International Cricket Council, and former Bulls coach Trevor Barsby.

Male Squad

Players are selected by the State Selection Panel on the basis of performance at Queensland representative, National Youth Team or Grade Cricket level and on their potential to force their way into the Bulls squad in the short to medium term. The squad trains regularly with the Bulls to provide QAS players with the invaluable experience of practising in a first-class environment with first-class and Test players.

Squad members are eligible for selection in the QAS Team which competes in the Cricket Australia Futures League (Second XI with strong Under 23 component), against the Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander XI, and in other QAS fixtures arranged on a season-by-season basis.

View the annual QAS intake dating back to 2006-07.

Female Squad

The QAS cricket program also acted as a development program for women's cricket until 2012. The Queensland Women's Selection Panel selected younger girls, generally from the State Under 15 or Under 18 teams, who showed potential to strengthen the long-term prospects of the Queensland Fire.

A key aim of the program was to provide additional competitive opportunities, highlighted by the Women's CA Cup (State 2nd XI competition), which was scrapped in 2011-12 with the focus on the national Under 15 and Under 18 championships.

View the annual QAS intake dating back to 2006-07.

QAS Coaching and Support Staff

QAS coach Justin Sternes is based at Queensland Cricket and works under High Performance Coaching Manager Terry Oliver. For a number of years there was also a QAS Regional Squad, but all players within the State now are part of the one squad. The QAS Cricket program utilises the Bulls support staff to provide services for strength and conditioning (Damian Mednis), sports medicine (Dr Neville Bromeley), physiotherapy (Martin Love), psychology (Phil Jauncey), and player welfare (Shawn Flegler), and ensures consistent contact with players as they progress through the Queensland Player Development Model.

QAS athletes are also supported by a range of services from the QAS - in particular Athlete Career and Education and access to additional sports science staff.

Past Performances

For summaries of performances of the QAS men's team in past seasons, please click on the appropriate year:

2012-13 / 2011-12 / 2010-11 / 2009-10 / 2008-09 / 2007-08 / 2006-07 / 2005-06

About the QAS

Cricket is one of 20 sports that are part of the Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS), which was established by the Queensland Government in 1991 to help foster the development of athletes throughout the State and ensure Queensland retains its ever-prominent position on the national and international sporting scene.

It is the goal of the QAS to be a world-class leader and to be recognised as the premier sporting state Academy or Institute in Australia. The organisation, under the leadership of Board Chair Tracey Stockwell and Executive Director Bennett King, follows the philosophy of being athlete-centred, coach-driven and service-supported. It proudly incorporates a clear dilineation of roles and responsibilities between different sections, provision of leading edge support services creating a culture of excellence, well-structured competitive programs, access to internatinal standard facilities, comprehensive planning and individualisation of each sport's needs and on-going analysis and monitoring of the progress of athletes, coaches and programs.

QAS sports are:

  • Athletics
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Canoeing
  • Cricket
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey (men & women)
  • Netball
  • Rowing
  • Rugby League
  • Rugby Union
  • Soccer (men & women)
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Triathlon
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo (men & women)

The QAS, funded by the Queensland Government and based for a long time at South Brisbane, relocated in 2004 to the state-of-the-art sporting complex at the Queensalnd Sport and Athletics Centre (QSAC) at Chandler, home of the 1982 Commonwealth Games.

In addition, the QAS has a Regional Services Program (RSP) that was established in 2001 and is based in Townsville. This was done to maximise the Academy's effectiveness by identifying, developing and supporting emerging elite athletes and coaches through Queensland, and offers athletes living in remote areas of Queensland the opportunity to achieve sporting success without having to relocate to Brisbane.

For full information on the Queensland Academy of Sport, please visit the QAS website by clicking here.

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