Players on board for coaching
A total of 28 people, including present and past players, completed the recent Bermuda Cricket Board level 1 and level 2 coaching courses.
Roger Trott, Kristof Von Tander, Rohan Davis and Cleveland Richardson completed both levels when England and Wales Cricket Board certified trainers Richard Hall, a county performance coach, and Dan Feist, head of cricket operations at Surrey CCC, visited Bermuda to deliver the courses.
Nandi Outerbridge, Minister of Social Development and Sport, yesterday presented the certificates to some of the participants at the BCB office, saying: “I am encouraged by the continued investment in development by the BCB. It is also pleasing to see so many people looking to give back to our national sport via providing quality and modern coaching. Congratulations to all participants.”
Lloyd Fray, president of the Board, also congratulated those who completed the courses.
“I am pleased to note many of whom have already committed to coaching in the BCB’s youth programmes and within various club programmes,” he said. “I am also pleased to mention that there are a number of seasoned coaches who retook their qualification to ensure they are at the forefront of some of the latest coaching techniques. “
Veteran player Janeiro Tucker, sidelined after recent shoulder surgery, completed the level 2 course, gaining knowledge he will use when coaching the Southampton Rangers under-14 team. “Once you eventually finish playing cricket you want to give back in the coaching part, so I thought it would be a good idea to take the course,” Tucker said. “It was a week long and very interesting, Dan and Rich are good coaches.”
Tucker expects to be out of action for at least another month while recovering from the surgery he had in January.
Level 1: David Gibbons, Roger Trott, Shannon Tankard, Kristof Von Tander, Jai-Onni Outerbridge, Temiko Wilson, Rohan Davis, Cleveland Richardson, Mishael Paynter, Jahkari Hollis, Peter Lee, Lecolia Caines, Torleair Caines, Kellie Smith, Justin Robinson.
Level 2: Melvin Best, Lionel Tannock, Kristof Von Tander, Deryck Raymond, Caleb Jn Pierre, Calvin Waldron, Janeiro Tucker, Clay Smith, Ryan Steede, Richard Carlington, Alexander Knight, Miquita Minors, Daniel Morgan, Rohan Davis, Vernon Eve, Cleveland Richardson, Roger Trott.