Six WPBSA Coaches Complete New Advanced Qualification

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Six World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) coaches have recently completed the new Level 3 Certificate in Snooker Coaching, earning them WPBSA Advanced Coach status.

In partnership with 1st4Sport Qualifications, the UK’s leading sports qualifications awarding body, the new course was offered for the first time last year and is aimed at experienced professional snooker players and coaches who have achieved the level two course and are actively delivering in the field.

You can find out more details of what the Level 3 Certificate course involves here.

Congratulations to the following WPBSA coaches, who successfully earned their status of WPBSA Advanced Coach by completing the Level 3 Certificate in November:

  • Andrew Highfield
  • Andrew Norman
  • Brian Cox
  • Colin Matty
  • Roy Smith
  • Sasha Sammbi

Chris Lovell, WPBSA Head of Training and Coaching Development said: “I would like to congratulate our first group of successful coaches to have completed our new Advanced Coaching qualification.

“The course is the first of its kind, covering not only technical aspects of the game, but also a wide range of areas to help players off-table, to become a complete player. This group of coaches have all demonstrated that they are able to deliver this training to a high standard and I am delighted that they are part of our team.”

2005 World Champion Shaun Murphy added: “Having delivered on the training aspect of the course and been fully involved in the assessment process, I would like to congratulate everyone that has achieved the qualification and offer my best wishes for their future coaching.”

The WPBSA boasts a team of highly skilled accredited coaches who are all qualified to provide snooker coaching at all levels. To learn more and find out how you can get involved, visit our Coaching section.