Val Andrews attends cricket coaching course in Dublin 15
Well known Dublin GAA pundit Val Andrews, along with 11 teachers, students and parents attended an ICC Introduction to coaching course in Corduff, Blanchardstown recently.
Reinhardt Strydom (Fingal Cricket Development Officer) delivered the course at the Corduff Sports Centre on Wednesday, April 25th.
Andrews is currently course co-ordinator, Sports Management and Coaching Degree at the Institute of Technology in Blanchardstown, Dublin 15. He thought highly of the course and had great fun during the day’s activities.
Andrews looked like he was back in his prime again as he was running around, hitting the ball like an experienced cricketer and was picking up wickets as a bowler. Fingal will be running a similar course towards the end of May at ITB for the other 50 students.
The course will be followed by a match between the students. The students that complete the course will over the summer assist Reinhardt Strydom at local summer camps and other cricket events in order to gain further experience.
This will give cricket in Dublin 15 a great boost as the students will become confident enough to run cricket sessions in local schools. “The Introduction to Cricket Course was very enjoyable and informative both for myself and the students who attended. The strengths of this course are the content and its interactive nature. One coaching outcome of the course ensures that the participants are equipped and confident enough to introduce cricket to local national schools. Our students (fifty 2nd Year students) will in time introduce cricket to local national schools, supported by mentors.” Val Andrews.