(Monday 21 October
cricket coaches, Friday concluded a three-day training on level one development
coaching course organized by the Gambia Cricket Association and powered by the
International Cricket Council (ICC), at the Friendship Hostel at the
Independence Stadium in Bakau.
Gomez, president of The Gambia Cricket Association said they need more coaches,
adding that every organisation needs governance without which it will fail.
added that the course is meant to ensure coaches are able to deliver and know
how to train children on both theory and practical aspects.
advised participants to do their best during the course because as coaches they
should know better than their players.
to him, they want to restructure coaches which was why they selected
Director of the National Sports Counsel, Marcel Mendy tasked coaches to take
the training very seriously as one can only teach and give what they know,
adding that if our coaches are not well
trained they would not be able to train our athletes well resulting in our
athletes and national teams not doing well.
pointed out that participants are expected to be good ambassadors as well as
share the knowledge gained at the end of the course.
Jarju a teacher who was one of the participants expressed hope that cricket
might even overtake football in The Gambia as they are empowering cricket in
encouraged people to take the sports seriously, describing it is the biggest
business in the world.