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Friday 12 August 2011 | Published in Regional


Cook Islands cricketers and coaches have spent the past three days being put through their paces by elite Northern Districts cricket coach educator Pat Malcon.

Malcon, who has played an influential developing role in BlackCap players Daniel Vettori, Tim Southie, Nicola Browne and many others, has been delivering his skills development courses to players from Titikaveka, Ngatangiia and Arorangi with over 30 players over three days gaining highly sought after New Zealand coaching qualifications.

Even experienced coaches and players have found the sessions beneficial including Telecom Cook Islands national captain Hori Miller who said, I was surprised about exactly how much I learnt, not just in terms of how to coach but even the finer technical aspects of my game. The value of the courses is such that if coaches and players attend we are set for a big season of performances.

The Computer Man Mens and Edgewater Womens competitions starts on September 3.

To add to Malcons already condensed schedule he will be at Takitumu School this evening from 5pm, Tereora College from 10am tomorrow for the NZC Level II course and at the Nikao field on Tuesday August 16.

Sessions are open to both males and females and are plenty of fun.

Contact your club coach or phone Cook Islands Crickets Alister Stevic for more information on 20744 or 55740.