Australia's most successful cricket coach
When John Buchanan talks about creating a culture of success, people listen. No wonder - he was the coach of the most successful Australian cricket team in history.
Born in Ipswich in 1953, he represented Queensland in seven Sheffield Shield matches. As coach of the Queensland Bulls, the team broke a 69-year drought and won the Sheffield Shield twice.
During his eight years with the Australian Cricket Team, the team maintained an unprecedented win ratio of 75% in both Tests and One-Day Internationals. Such was the unity and focus of the Australian Cricket Team under Buchanan.
John has a degree in human movement, a teaching diploma and a Master of Arts in Sports Administration. He was the first cricket coach to use computer analysis of every ball bowled and adapted ideas on movement and motivation from many other disciplines. His first book, If Better Is Possible, is about achieving lasting success - whatever the field of endeavour.
Over lunch, John will talk to Peter Thompson about his leadership principles, drive and encounters with some of the true legends of Australian sport.
IF BETTER IS POSSIBLE, John Buchanan
Wednesday 9 12.00pm $75 Villa Noosa Hotel
Duration: approximately 3 hours.
Includes a two course lunch with one glass of wine on arrival.
Downloadable: Full 'The Noosa Longweekend' Festival Programme
Event Name: The Noosa Longweekend
Dates (2008): 4-13 July 2008
Location: various venues and locations throughout the Noosa Shire
Telephone: 07 5474 9941
Fax: 07 5474 9940
Combine arts and culture with sun and sand at The Noosa Longweekend in one of the world's most enviable destinations. The Noosa Longweekend is an annual 10-day festival of theatre, dance, music, visual arts, food, film, literature and thought-provoking, barrier-breaking forums, that has become recognised as one of Australia's foremost regional cultural events. The Noosa Longweekend offers a unique cultural experience that engages audiences with a quality artistic program, world-class cuisine, and the stunning natural environment unique to Noosa. Established in 2002 by prominent Australian playwright David Williamson, his wife Kristin and former Berlin Philharmonic violinist Brett Dean, the festival continues to attract some of Australia's and the world's best artists, performers, writers, film-makers, musicians, environmentalists and commentators.
The 2008 program includes Amanda Muggleton, Max Gillies, Opera Australia, Circa, Geraldine Doogue, Barrie Cassidy, Maggie Beer, John Buchanan, Kaz Cooke, Hugh Mackay, Monsieur Camembert, The Idea of North, Sara Storer. Plus an extensive free community program including lots of school holiday activities for kids, teens and families.
Noosa's unique geography and village-style atmosphere provide the inspiring backdrop for this festival that offers visitors beautiful beaches and national parks, fabulous food and culture - nourishment for the body, mind and soul. A celebration that embraces diversity, The Noosa Longweekend presents a broad program of ticketed, low-cost and free events that entertains, enlivens and inspires its many different audiences.
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