Jared Wilson has been appointed Head Coach of the Ulster University Magee and Coleraine campuses.

The South African born cricketer plays in the NW Premier League with Ardmore, and was included in the Warriors squad earlier this year.

Magee and Coleraine are looking to emulate and expand on the programmes offered at the Jordanstown campus, which have been so successful over the past few years.

(Jared Wilson)

Magee has also partnered up with the North West Regional College offering a cricket program to all cricketers that study at the college.

The intense programme looks at maximising development, with the hope of representing the Ulster University at both indoor and outdoor tournaments, with the ultimate goal being selected for Irish Universities and their annual tournament at Fenners.

"We are hoping to have a potential North West 11 coming from Magee and Colerine to play against the Jordanstown campus," said Wilson after his appointment.

"That would be a massive goal of the programme and it is one of the main things we are trying to achieve.

"The initial reaction has been great, and we have already exceeded a squad of 16 players who are all mostly involved with North West cricket clubs.

"If this program can act as another platform in order to promote and develop cricket in the region, then that is what we as a group are trying to achieve.

"We are still working on training days and times but the location is looking positive for training at Foyle College indoor centre. Foyle have great facilities and will be perfect for these students in as developing their skill level as well as preparing for up and coming tournaments.

"For the Coleraine campus, we will be looking at training in the indoor hall as well as at Coleraine CC.

"University cricket is the feeding system for professional cricket back home in South Africa and if I could help create such a programme here in Ireland for UU, it will be a step in the right direction for Irish cricket development."

Any interested players should contact Jared Wilson on 07935969611.