Special recognition given to coaches in Europe
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 12:00 PM
ICC Europe would like to give special recognition to the following coaches who were nominated for the ICC Europe Coach Awards:
Andrew Begg (Romania) – Introducing over 500 children to Kwik Cricket through working with schools Principals, PE teachers and parents.
Silkesh Deuchand (Portugal) – Gaining sponsorship for junior indoor tournaments after successfully coaching local school children during school hours.
Gemma Dunning (Jersey) - Leadership and development of the Women and Girls Programme within Jersey.
Andy German (France) – Superb commitment to the development of women’s cricket, having recruited, retained and developed a number of players.
Chris Guilbert (Guernsey) – Exemplary enthusiasm and passion for the game, having started as a volunteer, to head coach of the U13 representative squad via the coach education programme.
Natalie Hamblin (Scotland) – Setting up a team and getting girls to engage in cricket, as well as coaching for a women’s team and as part of the junior programme.
Lars Hedegaard (Denmark) – Dedication and passion for cricket, taking on numerous roles such as developing women’s cricket, coaching the national team and ensuring youngsters learn the “spirit of cricket”.
Michael Hingston (Ireland) – Willingness to take on numerous roles, including establishing the Coaches Association within the Northern Cricket Union, whilst maintaining a high standard throughout.
Dany Hudecek (Czech Republic) – Ongoing commitment to coaching within the Czech Republic, working with Primary Schools and developing a junior coaching programme.
Stanly Kankanamge (Italy) – Involvement in the FcrI High Performance Program and as the Women’s national team coach – winning both events thus far.
Pete Matthews (France) – Dedication to the game, as the driving force behind the reinvigoration of the entire junior development in the South West of France.
Rajesh Misca (Romania) – Having introduced over 140 children in 6 schools to Kwik Cricket, 40 of these have gone on to playing the hard ball version of the game.
Alan Patterson (Scotland) – A recent driving force behind the Eastern Knights Academy, overseeing a number of players move into national U15/17/19 set-ups.
Matthew Powell (Germany) – Tremendous commitment to improving team and personal skills, whilst active in various coaching tasks.
James Ross (Scotland) – Outstanding commitment to coaching within Scotland – being selected for the SportScotland Coach Development Programme (2014-15).
Michael Selig (France) – Continued involvement, readiness and availability for numerous roles within France Cricket.
Phil Simmons (Ireland) – Continued success with the senior men’s national team and achieving unprecedented results.
Thas Vigneswaramoorthy (Denmark) – Founder of the junior cricket team in 2007 - winning various competitions over the years – with 4 junior players moving into the national under-age set-ups.
Oscar Wanigasekera (Austria) – Instrumental in raising the level of technical skills amongst players within Austria’s new youth program.