Monarch High Performance Academy is for athletes aged 10-18+ years.

If you are committed to improving your ability and looking to push beyond

Contact us at Monarch High Performance Academy

We will provide you with an organic and customised program to assist you reach your absolute potential.

Become the skilled and resilient athlete you knew you could

Cricket Coaching Clinics

Coming Soon – South Coast Clinic 2017

Coming – 2017 Clinic

Individual development availble at all times

Private Cricket Coaching

Monarch High Performance Academy (MHPA) conducts individual coaching sessions all year around. These sessions aim to further develop players at all skill levels specifically focusing on techniques involving Batting, Bowling, Fielding and Fitness programs.

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Rugby Union Training

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There is more to sporting excellence than physical ability


Monarch High Performance Academy offers workshops and mentoring to help you raise the bar and keep learning. We will help you Learn through doing out on the field or in your Creative Training Zone. The Coaching Creative think tanks will be developed specific to your needs.

We can assist you to develop resources specific to your requirements and resources including Developing Philosophy, Planning, How to coach to specific age groups and stretch them to a new level (Exponential Skill Development) and Coaching across different values and beliefs.

Andrew Dawson

Director & Level 3 High Performance Coach

Andrew’s experience has developed from successful involvement in the player development of Australian male first class players such as Jason Behrendorff, Ryan Carters, Nathan Lyon and Alex Ross and most recently with Australian female first class players such as Rene Farrell and Erin Osborne.

Andrew is a Cricket Australia High Performance Level 3 coach who co-coached the ACT Comets program with Mark Higgs when they won the Cricket Australia Cup. He was the Head Fast Bowling Coach for Cricket ACT on the Cricket Australia panel and he coached the ACT Meteors for four seasons with the highlight of coming runners-up in the Cricket Australia Women’s National League T20 competition.

Some of Andrew's career Highlights include:

2015/16 Head Coach ACT/NSW Country Under 18's

2015/16 Head Coach ACT Meteors WNCL Squad

2014/15 Head Coach ACT Meteors WNCL Squad

2014/15 Assistant Coach CA Chairman’s XI vs. West Indian Women

2013/14 Head Coach ACT Meteors WNCL Squad (runners-up of the national CA WT20 competition)

2013/14 Coach Buddha Cricket Academy, Pokhara, Nepal

2012/13 Head Coach ACT Meteors WNCL Squad

2012/13 Coach Madan Lall Cricket Academy New Delhi, India

2011/12 Joint Head Coach ACT Comets Futures League Squad

2011/12 Coach Madan Lall Cricket Academy New Delhi, India

2011/12 Head Coach ACT Under 19’s

2010/11 Joint Head Coach ACT Comets Futures League Squad (winners of the national CA four day second XI competition)

2010/11 Joint Head Coach CACT High Performance Development Squad tour to Jaipur, India

2010/11 Coach Madan Lall Cricket Academy New Delhi, India

2010/11 Head Coach ACT Under 19’s

2009/10 Joint Head Coach ACT Comets Futures League Squad

"Andrew has been an integral part of the successful Cricket ACT Youth representative squads over the years". "I, like many others who have moved from the ACT to pursue first class professional cricket careers in other states over these years, have been fortunate to have had Andrew and the Cricket ACT development and pathway programs to support us”. - Nathan Lyon

Mark Higgs

Director & Level 3 High Performance Coach

Mark's experience has stemmed from National and International exposure, both in a playing and a coaching capacity, providing him with vital experience in identifying and developing quality cricketers.

Mark is a Cricket Australia High Performance Level 3 coach who has proven coaching abilities and comprehensive experience in elite development and performance improvement of both male and female athletes.

Some of Mark's career Highlights include:

2013 Coach of Cricket Australia Chairman’s XI

2008/14 Cricket Australia National Spin Panel

2008/14 Guest Coach National Cricket Centre

2006/14 Head Coach of the ACT

2006/13 Coach of Prime Ministers XI

Joint Head Coach CACT High Performance Development Squad tour to Jaipur, India

Playing experience includes:

2012 Hobart Hurricanes Big Bash League

2006/11 ACT Comets (Captain)

2002/05 South Australia Redbacks

2000 Australia

2000/02 Australia A

1996/02 New South Wales Blues

“Mark and I have been close personal friends for more than 20 years. I still confide in him about all things cricket, he has great knowledge and understands the modern game” - Brad Haddin.

“Without Mark and Cricket ACT’s help in my early development I would not be where I am today. Mark was instrumental in my bowling career.” - Nathan Lyon.

Michael O’Rourke

High Performance Coach

Michael is highly regarded as one of the best specialist batting coaches in the ACT and surrounding region. He has experience of working with all levels of player in Australia and England

Some of Michael's career Highlights include:

2016 - Present Southern/ACT Zone Academy Head Coach

2015/16 - Present Emerging Comets Pathway Coach, Cricket ACT

2004 -2015 - County Squad Coach, Lancashire Cricket Board

2004 - 2015 - Head Coach, Eagley Cricket Club (UK)

2004 – 2007 Head Coach, Staffordshire Women’s County Cricket Club

Playing experience includes:

ACT Comets 1999-2003

Queanbeyan 1st Grade 1999-2003 (Captain 2001-2003)

Gordon 1st Grade (Sydney Grade Competition) 1994 -1999

NSW Under 17, Under 19 and Colts 1992-1997

Adam Fahey

Level 3 High Performance Coach

Adam Fahey brings 25 years coaching experience as a performance focused coach with proven leadership, team building and player development skills (physical, mental and personal development).

With proven ability to manage camps, relate well to developing youth of all abilities, and to identify talent. Adam has strong ability to work under pressure, meet demanding deadlines and adapt quickly to changing situations. He strives to achieve optimal results, exceed expectations and effectively drive the process of continual improvement across all areas of responsibility.

Some of Adam's career Highlights include:

2012 Director of Rugby and 1st Grade Head Coach, Queanbeyan Whites (ACT Premier Competition)

2016 NRC, Canberra Vikings, Forwards Coach

2016 Brumbies Runners, Forwards Coach

2015 – 2012 Brumbies Schoolboys Coach, National Schoolboy Championships

2015 Assistant Coach, ACT Griffins (Canberra Vikings NRC B Program)

2015 Coach, Brumbies 7’s, National 7’s Championship

2014 - 2012 Coaching Consultant and Manager, ACT Cricket Under 19 and Under 17 teams

2011 - 2009 Director of Rugby and 1st Grade Head Coach, University/Norths (ACT Premier Competition)

2011 - 2007 Brumbies Talent Centre

2009 Coaching Coordinator, Brumbies Under 16’s, Brumbies Academy

Referee Coach Coordinator, Australian Schoolboys Championship Division 2

Junior Gold Squad Program, Australian Rugby Union

2008 Head Coach, Brumbies 16’s

Take your game to a new level!


Andrew Dawson


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