Thursday 27 February 2014 

Warwickshire Cricket Board takes Coach Education to Rugby

 

The Warwickshire Cricket Board (WCB), in association with Rugby School, recently ran a Coach Support Worker course in Rugby. The course, which represents the first step on the coaching pathway, was attended by young coaches from around the district as well as a number of pupils from Rugby School.

Ed McCabe, Cricket Development Manager in charge of Coach Education at WCB, said: “Staging this course allows clubs to increase their capacity for coaching young people. We have received a lot of feedback from clubs and aspirate coaches that we need to make courses more accessible to people in the wider county, and with the help of Rugby School we have been able to achieve that.”

The course is one of several examples of the Warwickshire Cricket working closely with Rugby School to help develop cricketing opportunities for the wider community in the Rugby area. As well as hosting a number of junior county games, the school will also stage the Bears’ Royal London Cup game against Kent on Sunday 10th August.

Tim Roberts Director of Cricket at Rugby School said “We’re delighted to be able to open up our facilities to the wider cricketing community and also to be to work closely with Warwickshire Cricket.”

The ECB has recently undertaken a revamp of all their coaching courses and the WCB’s team of tutors have been busy delivering the new courses throughout the winter months. If you are interested in finding out more taking the first steps along the coaching pathway either contact Ed McCabe via edmccabe@edgbaston.com or have a look at the Coach Education page on www.warwickshirecricketboard.co.uk.

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