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Q+A with Kane Williamson

Friday, July 10, 2020

Kane Williamson recently joined Sport Bay of Plenty for a Q+A session to discuss his playing career, leadership and how playing multiple sports and having fun as a younger player has helped shaped his career.

Kane Williamson has been captain of the Black Caps since 2016 and was ranked number 1 in the ICC ranking in 2015 with a staggering 90.15 batting average. He has played 80 Test matches and 151 ODIs and is currently ranked fourth in the ICC Men's Test batting rankings. Check out the full Q+A session below.

Many of Kane's insights during the Q+A session were well aligned to the Balance is Better philosophy. Highlights include:

  • Playing multiple sports: His reflection on playing multiple sports growing up before settling into cricket. “Growing up I was always interested in a number of different sports.”
  • The value of fun: How enjoyment underpins the ability to persevere in a sport (and coaches’ and parents’ roles in supporting and facilitating the joy in sport). “One thing I know for certain is that if you stop enjoying what you do, you stop doing it.”
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It was a great learning experience for all who attended the webinar and thanks go to Kane for his time and insights.

More information:

Balance is Better

Lead the Cheer

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