ICC Europe Centre of Excellence begins next week
ICC Media Release
Fri, Apr 8, 2011 7:44 PM
22 players from 11 European countries attending
Players and country leaders from eleven European countries will travel to the ICC European Centre of Excellence programme next week; as the third performance programme of the spring gets underway in La Manga, Spain.
The Centre of Excellence aims to identify talented young cricketers in Europe and develop the players' key performance factors which are technical, tactical, mental, and physical and lifestyle. There will be a team of five coaches leading 22 players from 11 countries, and one team leader per country.
The camp will also offer a life experience for all players and leaders, as well developing oppourtunities for country leaders. The programme content consists of batting and bowling workshops and video analysis, fitness testing and training, nets and leadership awareness. The coaches will also lead Twenty20 match situations and one day format situation.
The coaching team will consist of Chris Porter, ICC European Centre of Excellence Manager; Richard O'Sullivan, ICC European Centre of Excellence Director; and Gareth Dawson of Isle of Man; Gibraltar's Mark Bacarese and Hershel Gutman of Israel as ICC Europe consultants.
Chris Porter, ICC Regional Development Officer is in great support of the importance of the programme and the effect it has on young developing European cricketers. "The European Centre of Excellence is an important programme within the European Player Pathway System. It offers a great opportunity to the player to develop their skills in a unique environment," says Porter.
"For 2011 the Centre of Excellence has a great selection of Level 3 coaches attending, who bring a high level of knowledge and understanding. The players have a great opportunity to develop their skills and gain player specific advice from the coaches, whilst enjoying the fantastic facilities that the La Manga Club have to offer," concludes Porter.
The ICC European Centre of Excellence runs from 14 March - 20 March and has been funded by the Pepsi ICC European Development Programme.
The squad and the country leaders are listed below:
|Belgium Coach||Kumar Manish Mishra |
|Denmark Coach||Lars Hedegaard|
|France Coach||Michael Selig|
|Germany Coach||Robert Plant|
|Gibraltar Coach||Tim Reoch|
|Ireland Coach||Andrew Leonard|
|Isle of Man||Rowan Bird|
|Isle of Man||Adam McCauley|
|Isle of Man Coach||Tom Howard|
|Italy Coach||Stefano Zuddas |
|Jersey Coach||Joe Mayes|
|Netherlands Coach||Ollie de Geus|
|Scotland Coach||Fraser Burnett|
For updates during the programme please visit http://www.icc-europe.org/ECC/index.shtml