The WPBSA coaching team of Steve Davis, Terry Griffiths and Chris Lovell has now trained 103 official coaches, as part of it's determination to grow the game both in the UK and globally alongside the expansion of the professional game. I graduated from the fifth group that took the number of WPBSA World Snooker Coaches into three figures. Delegates came from as far afield as Norway, Belgium, Finland, Hong Kong, Japan, the Republic of Ireland, India as well as the UK.
Steve Davis said: "It's great to see the message is getting through that we need snooker ambassadors all around the globe to increase participation in our sport. A record of over a 100 graduations in 18 months is a huge step forward but we've still a long way to catch up to other sports. It's a real team effort and thanks must go out to Terry, Chris and Jason, together with Andrew Highfield and Andrew Green".
The course, which was held at the World Snooker Academy - located within the English Institute of Sport, was delivered by 6 times world champion Steve Davis together with 1979 world champion Terry Griffiths. A fantastic experience, the opportunity to discuss snooker technique with Steve for a few memorable hours, and to be taught how to coach by Terry was both an honour and a privilege.
All the coaches under this program are fully CRB checked to enable us to work with children and the vulnerable.
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