Rahim Ali

D.O.B. - 10-01-1990

Specialist sports coach was opened in the memory of his father who supported Rahim to chase his dreams

Rahim, who is represented by International Cricketers Association, is a multi-lingual Sports coach & Exercise Science graduate with varied sports-related work experience and strong interpersonal skills. He graduated from University of Derby in Buxton in 2014 and is a ECB Level 3 qualified coach. Whilst on his course he was selected to show off his cricketing and coaching talent in America.

Rahim is currently working for Activate Sports, as well as being Head coach on the Andrew Flintoff Cricket Academy in Derby. Alongside this Rahim is coaching for the Derbyshire Cricket Board and is helping coach in the local schools and community. Rahim is contracted with Leicestershire county cricket club as of December 2015, where he will go out to the heart of Leicestershire in the city and help grow the sport of cricket and identify local talent.

Rahim has also recently become head coach at ICA Academy, working alongside Sajid Mahmood, former England International Cricketer, and is sub-contracted doing work for Kaizen Cricket Academy which is run by current Nottinghamshire Assistant Coach, Ant Botha, and Graeme Welch, Warwickshire bowling coach.

Rahim has been playing in the Derbyshire premier league for Alvaston and Boulton as an All Rounder and represented Derbyshire in their youth teams. He has been fortunate enough to travel up & down the country to both play & coach, not only cricket but a wide range sports. He travelled to Poland in 2007 to represent England College in a multi-sport event (Sports Fusion).

He has had the privilege to share dressing rooms alongside International & County Cricketers & has also been fortunate enough to play against some of the best in the sport such as Faf du plessis, Iain Obrien, Boyd Rankin, Chris Lewis, Jimmy Adams, Devon Malcolm, Misbah Ul Haq, Saeed Ajmal and Imran Tahir .

Rahim would like to say a special thanks to Stephen Stubbings (Ex Derbyshire player/current Derbyshire Coach) who has played an immense part in his coaching career. Whilst Rahim was studying at University he participated in 200+ hours of voluntary coaching alongside Stephen Stubbings. This included Summer & Winter coaching from grass root through to elite level. Rahim would also like to thank Iain O’Brien for giving him words of inspiration whilst at University. Iain’s inspiration has also given Rahim the self-belief he needed to pursue his career.

Rahim worked with Balkh legends in the Afghanistan premier league in October 2018 who became champions. Worked with the likes of Chris Gayle, Ravi Bopara, Colin Munro and many other world renowned top international cricketers.

Rahim was also the head coach of Norway Premier League in the 2nd Edition of the NPL for team Eagles. Who became champions for the second successive season.

Rahim has also worked as a fielding consultant for one of the leading domestics department sides in Pakistan Sui Northen Gas pipeline limited (SNGPL) in November 2018.

“Turning dreams into reality”

As a coach I don’t try to fix something that is not broken, I work with it to perfect it. I tailor this to each individuals unique skills & needs. I believe if the individual trains hard, gives it their ultimate best & equally so receives an opportunity to showcase their ability, then that individual has achieved far more than they think they have, which in my eyes is classed far more than a winner. I truly believe cricket is about enjoying the game & if you make it into the professional arena then that is an added bonus. Cricket opens a wide range of doors for individuals providing one keeps focused on their goals ahead & overcomes any barriers that arise. #LifeTimeOpportunities

® Rahim Ali / Mobeen Mahmood