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More Qualified Coaches For VI Cricket

By John Garbett, BCEW Development Director

BCEW in conjunction with the ECB have just finished another level 2 coaching course, giving 11 people from the VI game, including 9 of our players, a qualification which will allow them to run coaching sessions anywhere, but specifically within VI cricket, to help develop players at their local VI clubs.

This was the fourth level 2 course of it’s kind but the first to be organised mainly through zoom tuition, with the final assessment being in person over a full weekend in Sheffield, which also incorporated the first aid course.

Our game was represented by participants from VI clubs in Birmingham, Derbyshire, Kent, Somerset, Staffordshire & Wavertree Merseyside, plus the UK women & girls programme too and a masssive well done to all.

The four level 2 courses have taken place over 9 years and have included 40 candidates from the VI game, with a sprinkling of sighted people from outside of VI cricket too.

Special thanks go to Kevin Gresham & Dale Kerruish from the Yorkshire cricket board, who ran the course for us.

We intend to organise more in the future, therefore if any of our clubs have anyone interested please get in touch and once we have enough people applying we will set this up.