“Charlie was instrumental in helping Hong Kong rise from World Cricket League Division 4 in 2010 to gaining ODI status in 2014. He was a great influence as a coach and helped the HK side to two world cups with a historic win over Bangladesh. I enjoyed the captain-coach relationship I had with him and he was a calming influence over the side as we rose up the rankings”
"Charlie has been a coach, friend and mentor for me over the last 2 years. I feel comfortable to ask him questions about anything whether it’s cricket or life. His deep knowledge of the game of cricket and ability to challenge me both physically and mentally has allowed my game to improve drastically and will continue to do so"
"Charlie is one of the, if not THE, best coach I have ever had.
Not only does he have the knowledge and understanding of the game at all levels, but has the ability to develop one's game from behavior perspective (attitude and mindset is just as important in cricket/life).
His patience, determination and skill-set has led me to achieve numerous milestones, such as captain of Hong Kong, associate player for the Melbourne Renegades and Ambassador for Fairbreak Global"
"Having worked with Charlie, I can highly recommend his all-encompassing approach to management, coaching and education. He is a wealth of information, experience, and motivation. His passion and enthusiasm for sharing knowledge is more than impressive"
"I have known Charlie over the years in a number of roles including Hong Kong cricket head coach and Director of Hong Kong cricket. However, myself and family got to know Charlie very well when he took up the role of Director of Cricket at Kowloon Cricket Club, where my son Jayden plays his cricket. Charlie has been a huge influence on Jayden’s progression. Jayden had private coaching lessons with Charlie in Hong Kong and whenever we travel back to Australia we always make sure we meet up with Charlie for a few lessons. Charlie also lead a junior tour to Sri Lanka which was an amazing experience. The way Charlie lead, bonded and advised the boys was wonderful to watch. Charlie is an extremely experienced and excellent technical coach on all matters cricket. However, I see his biggest strength is how he coaches the boys in the most important matters of leadership and knowing your own game. He has this saying which he drilled into Jayden “be your best own coach”. Jayden lives by it on and off the field. I am pleased to say that Jayden is now in the Under 16 cricket Hong Kong team recently touring as their Vice Captain whilst still as a Under 15 player. He would not have reached this level without the influence of Charlie." - Matt Botfield (Jayden's father)