New Global WPBSA Online Course Trains 30 New Coaches in Australia and the Americas

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Two WPBSA Level 1 coaching courses have been staged remotely during the Cazoo World Snooker Championship for 30 new coaches in Australia and the Americas.

Led by Head of Coaching Chris Lovell and qualified Level 3 advanced coaches Andrew Highfield and Nigel Bond, the sessions were staged online and at Ding Junhui’s Snooker Academy in Sheffield with participants from the Australian Billiards & Snooker Council (ABSC) and Pan American Billiards and Snooker Association (PABSA) calling in remotely to  attend  the course and question the experts.

WPBSA Chairman Jason Ferguson attended the face-to-face aspect of the course to offer his congratulations and support to those partaking as they take first steps into becoming officially recognised WPBSA Snooker coaches with the governing body.

The Level 1 course is the first of three in the WPBSA coaching programme and aims to increase participation in the sport by offering an introduction on how safeguarding and protecting children, how to coach the basics of the game to players of all abilities while also providing an overview of the how the WPBSA supports grassroots development of the sport globally.

WPBSA’s Head of Coaching and Training Development Manager Lovell said: “We are delighted to continue the WPBSA’s worldwide coaching development programme supporting officially recognised national governing bodies around the world with a blend of online and face-to-face. Congratulations to all of our new coaches!

“I would like to offer my thanks to Andrew and Nigel, the team at Ding Junhui’s Snooker Academy and everyone at both the ABSC and PABSA for their support in ensuring that these sessions go ahead smoothly and successfully.”

Information on further courses across all levels will be released in due course. Learn more about the WPBSA Coaching Programme.