EIGHTEEN senior coaches on Friday completed Cricket South Africa’s (CSA) five-day level four coaching course at its High Performance Centre at the University of Pretoria sports complex.
“This is the fifth time we have offered this course since it was first started in 1999,” commented CSA General Manager: Coaching Anton Ferreira. “It is the highest course we have to offer and focuses on the requirements needed at elite and professional level.
“It is highly encouraging that this is the highest number of candidates we have ever put through their paces with a third of the candidates being black Africans.
“Coaches that have been part of the CSA system are highly rated around the world with the likes of Bob Woolmer, Duncan Fletcher, Mickey Arthur, Graham Ford, Richard Pybus, Eddie Barlow, Gary Kirsten, Eric Simons and Adrian Birrell all having coached abroad at international level.
“David Nosworthy and Heinrich Malan are others coaching at the highest level of domestic cricket in England and New Zealand respectively.
“In this way we can make certain that we continue to have coaches with the highest qualifications available to coach our various national teams, our franchises and the semi-professional teams,” he concluded.