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Rod Willcock collects coaching award
OLD Basing cricket coach Rod Willcock, has been recognised for outstanding services to grassroots cricket by the Sky Sports ECB Coach Education programme.
He was presented with a special coaching certificate by former ¬¬¬England International and current Sky Sports pundit, Nick Knight during the England’s One Day International against Australia at The Rose Bowl.
Willcock was given the exclusive opportunity to attend the One Day International as part of the Sky Sports ECB Coach Education programme.
In total 14 coaches met with Knight at The Rose Bowl, all of whom were being acknowledged by the programme’s Reward and Recognition scheme.
Willcock set up the Colts section at Old Basing in 1995, which now has sides from under-nine to under-15.
He has acted as senior coach and colts manager from 1995 and as a colts representative, he has sat on the main committee of the club since 1996.
In recent years, Old Basing CC has regularly produced players of county standard at Colts level.
Willcock is also heavily involved in coaching at district level for the North Hants youth cricket league and also cricket manager of the Southern League Division One side Hook and Newnham Basics.
Willock was delighted to receive his award and said: “It is fantastic to be recognised and get to meet the other coaches that are here.”
For more information about Sky Sports ECB Coach Education Programme, visit ecb.co.uk/development/coach-education