Former Zimbabwe international cricketer Ryan Higgins might be 23 only, but is already on his first coaching assignment following his appointment as the new coach of Nailsea Cricket Club in the United Kingdom.
Higgins, who has 11 one-day international (ODI) caps for Zimbabwe will be the first and second team coach of Nailsea, who play in the Bristol and North Somerset Division of the Globe Sports West of England Premier League.
The coach will have responsibility for the preparation and development of both squads working in partnership with team captains and development officer Terry Robinson.
Nailsea chairman confirmed Higgins appointment on the clubs official website.
This appointment, along with other developments, such as the potential development of facilities at the Grove, introduction of the Chance to Shine programme and the development of youth and womens cricket, is all seen as boding well for the future, long-term growth and success for Nailsea Cricket Club.
Nailsea was formed in the mid-1850s and runs many teams across senior, junior, and womens cricket, covering an area of West Bristol and North Somerset.
Higgins, leg spinning all-rounder, last represented Zimbabwe in 2006 in an ODI against Bangladesh having previously toured South Africa, India and the West Indies with the national team.
He represented Zimbabwe at the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup in Sri Lanka in 2006.