Sports Page — Sixteen individuals, including coaches and Physical Education teachers on Nevis, received certificates after successfully completing the West Indies Cricket Board/UNICEF workshop which focused on child protection.
The course was held towards the end of 2015 but the presentation ceremony was held on Friday 6th February at the Sports Department on Nevis.
The keynote speaker was the Leeward Islands Territorial Development officer, Mr. Junie Mitchum who noted that the completion of the course was one of the prerequisites for entry into the revamped coaching education for Foundation level one and two coaching courses.
The chief prerequisites are:
Completing the child protection workshop
First Aid certificate
Clear Police record.
He pointed out that in order to improve the standard of the players; the standard of the coaches must improve as well.
The West Indies foundation level one course is now scheduled for Nevis on the 23rd and 24th of April. This is being coordinated under the Scotia Bank kiddies’ cricket program.
All P.E. teachers; kiddies’ cricket coaches; Department of Sports coaches and grass roots coaches on the island are expected to participate.
He saluted Scotia Bank for its continued support of West Indies cricket.
The workshop participants also received copies of the WICB fair play coaching manual and brochure.
Also speaking at the ceremony, was the Director of Sports, Mr. Jamir Claxton who congratulated the participants on completing the course and urged them to use their newly acquired knowledge towards the development of the youngsters on the island.
The participants then received their certificates to much applause.