New Zealand under-19 assistant coach and current Northern Districts Cricket high performance coach James Pamment has been appointed to the position of assistant coach of the Northern Knights.

Pamment, who will assist head coach Grant Bradburn, has held a number of coaching roles including the New Zealand under-19 role but also worked with the Northern Districts A team during the past four seasons.

He has also experienced coaching in the Black Caps environment, focusing on fielding and with emerging player teams.