Millfield’s Director of Cricket Coaching, Mark Garaway, has been enlisted to help develop elite cricket coaches from across the West Indies, strengthening the game in the Caribbean.
Mark was part of a team of eight ECB coaches who travelled to Coolidge Cricket Club, formerly the Alan Stanford Ground, Antigua, for eight days to work with Cricket West Indies (CWI) and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to develop a highly advanced cricket coaching programme.
Mark worked with 25 regional coaches from all six territories and the ICC Americas, with many of the coaches already world class players themselves. Among the candidates in the coaching programme were former West Indies International Cricketers Sir Curtly Ambrose, Pedro Collins, Stuart Williams, Andrew Richardson and David Bernard Jr.
Mark led the Batting and Fielding modules as well as leading on the role of individualisation within the game. Other areas of the programme focused on decision-making, captaincy, video analysis and management.
This role adds to Mark’s recent coach education experience in tutoring and assessing elite coaches at both ECB Level III and Level IV. The ECB Level IV course is widely considered to be the highest coaching qualification in the game.
Mark commented, “It is an honour to have been asked to develop the CWI’s game in the Caribbean, and I thoroughly enjoyed my time in Antigua. It’s a fantastic opportunity for me as a coach to develop relationships with top-level players and coaches from all over the world, and I will be passing on that knowledge and experience to cricket players here at Millfield.”
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