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31 Oct

YCF Coaches undergo new ECB Foundation 1 programme

The New ECB Foundation 1 programme has been designed to give learners the knowledge, skills and confidence to coach cricket sessions that are active, purposeful, enjoyable and safe.
18 people in and around the Leeds area have been recruited to take part in this exciting new programme, hosted at Roundhay School.

Day 1, held on Sunday 27th October, was a huge success, all coaches got stuck in and were really enthusiastic, showing a great attitude in developing purposeful cricket sessions. Day 2 is set to take place on Sunday 3rd November.

Sohail Raz, Community Development Officer (Leeds), Yorkshire Cricket Foundation, said:

“With our coaches taking on the new ECB Foundation 1 course, this will mean that the YCF coaching workforce is expanding across a wider area, providing more opportunities to target unreached areas of Leeds.”

He added:

“As the Leeds Core Cities project looks to expand its work in Armley and Chapeltown, the course will help to upskill local people so they can set up and coach sessions in these areas to help increase cricket activation, within the South Asian communities particularly, while others will coach at existing community and school sessions.”

“To make our work sustainable, we have funded coaches to take part in the programme, and following this, each coach will give 15 hours back, by volunteering to coach in YCF’s community work. This also means they get the opportunity to gain experience in coaching as soon as they have got their new qualification and can then move into paid coaching too. It’s a win-win approach for all involved.”

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