Gio Colussi
Academy Director and Elite Coach

Gio is a Cricket South Africa, Level III Qualified Coach. He combines technical coaching skills developed over the past 20 years with powerful mental skills and habits that generate lasting results and accelerated improvement in confidence, consistency, performance and enjoyment. He has been instrumental in the founding of, and development, of The Cricket Academy and it’s Coaching Programmes since 2004.

Gio was actively involved in the set up and launch of The Gary Kirsten Cricket Academy between 2011 and 2013 and
worked closely with Gary over this period. 

He has coached in South Africa, the UK and India and has been fortunate to assist and observe some of the best cricketing minds in the world at work, including Gary Kirsten, Paddy Upton, Duncan Fletcher, Justin Langer, Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman. Gio brings his immense knowledge, energy, commitment and passion for cricket and player development to The Cricket Academy.

Coaching Qualifications

  • 1998 CSA Level I Coaching Certificate
  • 1999 CSA Level II Coaching Certificate
  • 2006 CSA Level II Refresher Course
  • 2008 CSA Level III Coaching Certificate

Coaching Experience

  • 2004-Present: Cricket Academy Director
  • 2011-2013: Academy Director of The Gary Kirsten Cricket Academy
  • 2006-2008: Director of Coaching, WPCC Junior Section
  • 2005: Professional Cricket Coach, Royal Hague CC Structured and ran all coaching at the club with Neil McKenzie. This involved coaching boys age 5-18 as well as all of the senior sides.
  • 2003-2005: Professional Cricket Coach at RBHS and RBPS
  • 2003: Professional Cricket Coach, Banstead CC, Surrey Coached all junior teams at the club from age 6-15.
  • 2003: Professional Cricket Coach, Epsom College, UK
  • 2003: Professional Cricket Coach, Pinehurst Primary
  • 2000-2002: Professional Cricket Coach, Reddam House
  • 1998-Present: Private coaching