Browne set for elite coach programme in England
Former Trinidad and Tobago men’s hockey team captain Kwandwane Browne has been selected for the prestigious UK Coach Aspire Programme for the 2014-2015 cycle.
Browne, who on multiple occasions has been named on the Pan American Elite men’s team, is one of just ten England Talent Pathway coaches included in the programme, alongside other coaches hailing from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The two-year programme—managed by Sports Coach UK—is designed for coaches from the UK with a realistic aspiration of coaching athletes at Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games in future. Hockey is just one of the 16 disciplines in the programme, which begins on January 27.
The UK-based Canterbury Hockey Club player/coach has been the lynchpin in the T&T men’s team for over a decade. He was Player of the Tournament at the Pan American Cup in Canada in August, when he helped T&T to bronze, their first medal at that level in 46 years.
For Canterbury, he has also helped them to third place in the Pensions Men’s Outdoor Hockey League Premier Division in the 2012-2013 season. He has also been appointed assistant coach to England’s Under-16 Boys and indoor senior men’s teams, as well as coaching consultant for England hockey.