Meet the Team

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Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships

Proudly supporting the Usman Khawaja foundation making a difference in supporting aspirations of targeted youth through cricket and education.

Patrick and Catherine Foran

Franchise Owners

Local business owners with over 25 years’ experience in the retail and wholesale food industry. Both have a love and passion for developing young cricketers. They are excited to be working with best coaches in Queensland to make the Raiders the mosth successful junior franchise in history.

Usman Khawaja

(Current Player)

Foundation Partner

Usman Tariq Khawaja is an Australian cricketer who represents Australia, Queensland, and Brisbane Heat. Khawaja made his first-class cricket debut for New South Wales in 2008 and played his first international match for Australia in January 2011

Ken Dixon

National Talent Adviser

Cricket Australia level 3 coach. Ken has been the master of identifying talent throughout Queensland for over 30 years. Ken’s selecting experience will be a huge advantage for the Raiders.
Former Queensland Cricket coach and selector for the Queensland U17 and U19s criecket teams.

Justin Sterns

Coaching Director

Cricket Australia Level 3 Coach 20+ years coaching experience including:
Header coach at St Joseph’s Nudgee Cricket program for the past 3 years.
Queensland Acadamy of Sport Head Coach (7 years).

  • Head coach Sandgate Gators 1st grade (whiteball)
  • Assistant Coach Queensland Bulls and 
  • Brisbane Heat men’s team (4 years)

Nathan Reardon

Coach Support Officer

Cricket Australia Level 3 coach.
10 + years coaching experience including:

  • PNG national coach team member
  • Wynnum Manly Premier Cricket Club
  • Ipswich Hornets Female program.

Played 150+ professional matches for the Queensland Bulls, Brisbane Heat, Adelaide Strikers, Melbourne Renegades and Hobart Hurricanes. Played two T20 International games for Australia against South Africa.

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