Tuesday 20 October 2009 

Mark Robinson Named As U-19 World Cup Coach

Sussex's Mark Robinson has been named as the England Under-19s coach for their World Cup campaign in New Zealand early next year.

Robinson, who has helped Sussex win six trophies since taking over from Peter Moores in 2006, will take charge of the Under-19 side when they attempt to win the World Cup in January. Nottinghamshire coach Mick Newell is currently coaching them on tour in Bangladesh.

Robinson will be joined by Sussex player/coach Carl Hopkinson, who is currently assisting Newell in Bangladesh.

Mark Robinson said: “It’s a great honour to be coaching England and this is another good learning experience for me.  I’d like to pass on my gratitude to Sussex for releasing me from my duties for the tournament and I’m very much looking forward to the competition.”

Dave Brooks, Sussex Cricket Chief Executive, said: “Mark has been an exceptional coach for Sussex over the last four seasons and we are delighted this has been recognised by England.  Having just come back from India energised with new ideas, the Club see the value in offering our coaching team the opportunity to widen their experience whenever possible and we believe this will benefit Mark, Carl, the Under 19’s and Sussex.”

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