June 12, 2002

WACA announces two new appointments

The Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA) is pleased to formally announce that Rob Langer has been appointed to the new position of High Performance Manager.

Langer, a former West Australian cricketer and uncle of Australian Test batsman Justin Langer, will commence duties at the WACA in the next few weeks.

As the WACA's High Performance Manager, Langer will be responsible for:

  • Overseeing Western Warriors activities including; Player Contracts; Player Code of Behaviour; and Selection Policy implementation;

  • Implementation of a career management and player welfare program.

  • Liaising with the Australian Cricket Board on WACA Ground fixturing.

  • Effective management of game related activities at the WACA Ground, including requirements for the Western Warriors and visiting national and international teams.

Langer will also be required to work closely with State Coach Michael Veletta to oversee and manage required aspects of representative teams, including responsibility for resources and staff within the high performance unit of the WACA's cricket department.

During his career, Langer played 44 games for WA, scoring 2 756 runs at an average of 43.06, with five centuries and 18 half-centuries. Langer also played World Series Cricket (WSC) for Australia from 1977-78 to 1978-79 and like nephew Justin batted left-handed and filled the number three position.

Langer's most recent employment has been as a Senior Consultant and from 1999-2001 was Chief Executive Officer of the Western Australian Speedway Commission.

The WACA is also pleased to formerly announce that Kim Hagdorn has been appointed the new Manager of Communications.

Hagdorn was selected from a high quality field of national and international applicants to assume the responsibility of managing communications for the Western Warriors and the WACA.

Speaking on the appointments, WACA CEO Kath White said,

"We're pleased to have both Rob and Kim on board our team at the WACA. They are quality people with the right experience and ability, and we re looking forward to their contribution."