Pamment gets two-year extension at Northern Districts

Northern Districts coach James Pamment's contract has been extended by two years till the end of the 2016-17 season. The extension was agreed by the Northern Districts board and Pamment before the team's recent trip to India for the Champions League T20, where they qualified for the main round.

Pamment completed the first of a two-year term as coach in the 2013-14 season, in which Northern Districts won the domestic Twenty20 competition and finished runner-up in the one-day tournament.

"When we were recruiting for a coach before the start of last season, our brief was to find the coach that would best maximise the individual and team performances of our next great crop of players," Northern Districts CEO Peter Roach said. "We have seen nothing in the past 18 months to indicate that James is not the very best person to achieve this goal.

"In James we have someone that really believes in ND's philosophies around individual player development, and understands fully where we wish to head as an organization."

"I am honoured to continue to coach this group of men, and proud that the organisation have seen fit to extend my contract ahead of time," Pamment said. "We are an extremely proud region comprising our six districts, and I look forward to continuing to work with them and their players over the next three seasons.

"We look forward to the coming season with great optimism. We have a strong core group of senior players, and some really exciting talent that we expect to keep developing."