The Burleigh Bullsharks are pleased to announce the signing of Rhys McCarthy in the role of Assistant Coach for the upcoming 2017/18 season.
Rhys was brought over to Australia from New Zealand during the summer of 2016/17 by the Bullsharks as an overseas professional and his ever energetic attitude and pleasant nature combined with his skills and experience on the field made him a perfect candidate to assist our new Coaching Director Simon Belston for the upcoming season. Rhys had no problems fitting into the culture of the club or Australia for that matter, so much so that he is seriously considering calling Australia home from this season onwards.
At 25 years old you could be excused for thinking Rhys was relatively new to the game but he has an amazing wealth of experience, playing cricket across multiple nations including Holland, New Zealand, England and obviously now Australia.
On the field, Rhys is an aggressive top order batsman who has no problem putting a boundary or two away early. Currently, Rhys is playing in Holland for Voorburg CC which is the second national tier competition as well as back home in NZ where he plays for Waikato Valley, he also managed to amass 1,547 runs at an average of 41.81 in his 2 seasons with Bury as an overseas professional as well. The performances across all countries and conditions also earned him the honour of being a representative of Tazz Cricket.
We look forward to having Rhys on board this season for the Burleigh Bullsharks!