Phil Relf

Phil Relf

First Team Assistant Coach

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Player Biography

Phil joined the Club in 2007, succeeding Paul Farbrace as Academy Director, and holds the ECB Level 4 Coaching Qualification. Prior to joining Kent, Phil worked for the England & Wales Cricket Board and was responsible for Level 3 Coach Development and South Regional Age Group Squads.

Whilst working at the ECB, Phil spent six months at the New Zealand Cricket High Performance Centre doing research for ECB and working for New Zealand Cricket. He also spent time in Florida looking at preparations of the Boston Red Sox baseball side, with particular emphasis on analysing their approach to fielding skills and use of statistics to help preparation.

He trained as a PE teacher at St. Luke’s College, Exeter University and taught PE for 10 years before joining ECB.

His current role involves assisting Paul Farbrace with first team duties and doing analysis work on the opposition as well as our own players. Phil also assists Simon Willis on the Academy programme.

Part of Phil’s new role involves working on selected cricket projects. This includes coaching camps and courses that the Club runs in school holidays. If you would like information on these camps then please contact us.

Away from cricket, Phil supports Manchester United which makes for an interesting mix in the office! He played Kent League football at Chatham, Whitstable and Folkestone Invicta and is currently looking to take his specialist goalkeeping coaching qualifications.