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Moores lands elite coaching role
By Graham Hardcastle
Lancashire coach Peter Moores has been appointed on to UK Sport’s newly launched Elite Coaching Programme.
The former England and Sussex coach is one of only ten coaches nationwide to be accepted on programme, which sees them share knowledge and expertise for the benefit of British sport.
An ECB statement said: “The programme is designed to help ensure Britain’s leading athletes can continue to benefit from world-class coaching as part of UK Sport’s wider planning for the next Olympiad in Rio in 2016.”
Moores, a two-time County Championship winner with Sussex and Lancashire and one of English cricket’s most highly respected coaches, is one of only two coaches from non-Olympic sports to be invited to join the programme. England netball coach Anna Mayes is the other.
A UK Sport statement said: “The coaches selected from non-Olympic and Paralympic sports are being supported to do so by their own national governing body, and have been selected due to their commitment to their own professional development and the expertise they can bring to benefit the Elite Programme.”
Moores, 50 last December, travelled to Pakistan earlier this year to advise the Pakistan Cricket Board about the state of their domestic structure.
Moores said: “I am proud and honoured to have been selected for this fantastic programme. I have always thrived in elite coaching environments and to be working with top coaches from other sports will be an incredible experience.
“I continue to have very strong ambitions for my coaching career within cricket, and I see this as a great marker in that path. I'd like to thank Lancashire and the ECB for their support throughout this process.”
Lancashire cricket director Mike Watkinson added: “We are delighted that Peter has been accepted to be a part of this world-class coaching programme. Despite his successes and achievements as a coach, he always strives to improve personally and create a challenging environment for himself and his players.”
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