Coaches equipped for Rural Areas programme
Forty-eight coaches, including nine from the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), participated in the Taking Sport to Rural Areas Capacity Building for Coaches Seminar, on the weekend.
The seminar was held on Saturday and Sunday at the Cocoyea Cultural Complex in San Fernando. The feature address at Sunday's closing ceremony was delivered by Director of Physical Education and Sport in the Ministry of Sport, Dave Bobb.
Taking Sport to Rural Areas head coordinator Paul Voisin told the Express, yesterday, that the 48 coaches who participated in the seminar will be utilised in the programme.
"These coaches will go into the programme three days a week, in two-hour and 45-minute sessions for kids, starting next Monday. The nine from CCC will be utilised as assistant coaches. For the remainder of this week, we will distribute the rest of the equipment."
The Taking Sport to Rural Areas programme was launched last June, in Toco. The programme, according to a Ministry of Sport press release, "seeks to address the challenges plagued by the rural areas through the medium of sport, by providing immediate improvement of infrastructure, equipment, as well as opportunities for capacity building and enhancement for all coaches, volunteers, etc".
Last week, "Taking Sport to Rural Areas" introduced coaches and distributed equipment in Tabaquite, Toco and Mayaro.