John Eugene seen here enjoying another victory by the Saint Lucia Under-15 male cricket team of which he is the coach (photo: Robertson S. Henry)

ST GEORGE’S, GRENADA – West Indies Women’s leg-spinner Afy Fletcher, was one of the 28 participants in the recently concluded Cricket West Indies Level 1 Coaches Course, which was held in Grenada.

Fletcher had just completed a 4-weeks training camp in Antigua, and arrived home in time to participate in the course. Also participating in the course was former Windward Islands and West Indies wicket-keeper Junior Murray, former Windward Islands batsman who is also the first batsman to score a Twenty20 hundred – John Eugene, along with coaches and teachers from the Grenada Department of Sport.

The lead tutor was Kumar Rampat, who was assisted by Ian Allen – the former Windward Islands and West Indies medium fast bowler and Volcanoes coach. The course covered batting, bowling and fielding (skills demonstration), group coaching assessment, and theory examination.

Project Officer Junie Mitcham said “this is the 4th Level 1 coaching course which has been done since the coaching education programme has been revamped. Under the new programme, 81 coaches have been certified in four territories.”

Those already certified are from St Kitts (10), Jamaica (21), Barbados (22) and Grenada (28). The next Level 1 session is scheduled for Dominica.