The Guyana Cricket Board (GCB), in collaboration with Cricket West Indies (CWI) aims to certify 150 Physical Education Officers, in an effort to advance the GCB’s five-year strategic development plan for the advancement of the sport.
Guyana Cricket Board President Bissoondyal Singh highlighted that the coaches and personnel are the foundation for the growth and development of the sport.
“Under the structure of this programme, we will endeavour to train and certify approximately 150 physical education officers with CWI Foundation Level Coaching course and a UNICEF Foundation Child Protection Training course. These training sessions will be a mix of online and in-person experiences. The programme investment is expected to build personal or professional capacity in the nation’s caregivers.”
These certified officers will add value to the “Five for Fun” cricket programme which was launched earlier this week at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.
Having trained administrators oversee the programme for children aged 8-11 will ensure that they can receive quality training in an environment that is safe, fun, uncompromising and abuse free. This is vital in a programme meant to unearth the “Future stars” of the cricket world and the next generation of cricket personnel and officials.
This is a crucial part of the GCB’s five-year development plan to advance cricket in the region, particularly with the aim of granting women’s cricket the same attention and support as the men’s game.
“The Guyana Cricket Board’s plan over the next few years will be; strengthen and build a sustained platform for youth cricket in Guyana starting at the base of the development pathway with the ‘Five for Fun’ cricket programme – allowing girls and women’s cricket the same opportunities which are necessary for integrated cricket development.”