Hercules gets V-Net’s support for Level Three coaching programme


It was a simple but extremely significant gesture from V-Net Communications at Delph Street, Campbellville headquarters on Wednesday as they gifted cricket coach Ryan Hercules a laptop to aid in his studies for the rigorous and in-depth programme organised by Cricket West Indies (CWI).

Hercules is currently part of CWI’s first-ever High-Performance Coach Development Programme and V-Net Communications has come in support of the coach for the 12-month course which, if successful, will make him a Level Three coach

According to the Chief Executive Officer of the company Safraz Sheriffuden, the support is part of the mantra they have to assist in the grassroot development of the sport and he knows the passion Hercules has for coaching.

The CEO stated that he hopes Hercules, who has vast knowledge as a former player and now coach, can use his experience to develop the young cricketers.

The former national cricketer said he was extremely grateful for the support of the company whose brand Ambassador is West Indian cricketer, Keemo Paul.

According to Coach Hercules, the course has a lot of online classes which really makes this support extremely meaningful. Thus far, Hercules said the focus has been on the mental side of the sport and he has already learned unique techniques he can impart in training camps.

Coach Ryan Hercules (left) offering advice to Romario Shepherd during a training camp hosted by the Guyana Amazon Warriors in August (Photo: News Room/August 12, 2021)


He is set to leave on October 22, 2021, for Antigua where he and three other Guyanese – Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Mark Harper, and Vishaul Singh – who are part of the 17 being qualified, will undergo practical assessments.

Once successful, Hercules said it will be a major achievement for himself and Essequibo cricket since he will be the first Level Three Coach from the Cinderella county.

This initiative is part of CWI’s “Cricket First” strategic plan to invest in building coaching depth and quality across the region, considering the vital role coaches play in developing cricketers’ skills across all age groups and abilities.

The High-Performance (Level 3) programme has been designed by CWI Coach Development Manager, Chris Brabazon, in partnership with the University of the West Indies (UWI).


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