UNICEF joins WICB to help coaches
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – UNICEF has hailed its partnership with the West Indies Cricket Board after jointly staging a training course on child protection for cricket coaches here Friday.
The course was conducted at the Sagicor High Performance Centre at the UWI Cave Hill Campus and was attended by Territorial Development Officers, Development Officers and Level 2 coaches from the Caribbean.
“UNICEF is pleased to partner with the West Indies Cricket Board on this training course in child protection for cricket coaches,” said Mrs Khin-Sandi Lwin, UNICEF representative for the Eastern Caribbean.
“Cricket is the sport of choice for scores of Caribbean children, especially boys, and this training in child protection will go a long way towards helping to safeguard them from some of the abuses to which children are subjected.
“It will also contribute towards the creation of a safe environment in which children can reach their full sporting potential.”
The training course was aimed at ensuring that children participating in the WICB youth and age group programmes are protected at all times.
UNICEF has developed a specific Child Protection Practices for Cricket Coaches Document for the WICB to use in all its training of coaches and officers who are directly involved in the junior cricket programmes.