Wednesday 15 January 2014 

Anthony McGrath Returns To Yorkshire

Anthony McGrath
Anthony McGrath is set to return to Yorkshire in a new role
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Former club captain Anthony McGrath is to return to Yorkshire and take up a new position as a mentor to the current players.

The newly-created role will see him involved in age-group coaching, mentoring professional players, facilitating change from cricket to the workplace and reintegrating younger former players to the club.

McGrath, who retired from cricket in 2012, is looking forward to taking up the new role.

"It is great to be back in the fold at Yorkshire," he said.

"I have some close friends - both on the playing and management side respectively - and feel my skills and experience can benefit all aspects of cricket.

"I will be looking to get involved with a cross-section of the playing department, from offering coaching to the young players trying to make the grade to mentoring those players that are getting close to retirement.

"Since my retirement a couple of years ago, I have learnt so much about life away from the game and it can be a difficult transition. Certainly my experiences and knowledge on how I came to terms with a new career can help those players that are starting to look at their future beyond professional cricket.”

McGrath played for Yorkshire between 1995 and 2012, captaining the side in 2003 and 2009 and those at the club are pleased to be welcoming him back.

Martyn Moxon, Director of Cricket, said: "It’ll be great to have Mags (Anthony McGrath) available to work with and mentor our young players. His vast experience and knowledge allied to a recent playing career will be invaluable in helping us bring through the next generation of Yorkshire cricketers. “

Mark Arthur, Chief Executive, added: "In the first six months I have been with Yorkshire, it is obvious what great respect people have for Anthony (McGrath) as a person and as a coach. We are fortunate to be able to tap into his range of abilities, which will undoubtedly help us thrive.

"We will be hiring his services on a consultancy basis throughout the year. With his vast knowledge and a superb career as a highly-respected first-class player, our young players will be able to learn from the best about the intricacies of playing at the highest level."

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