- LaManga Torrevieja CC cricket coach Andrew McCulloch ‘Macca’ talks to Andrew Atkinson in Half 2 of an unique interview forward of Bulgaria Males’s Nationwide crew for the World qualification matches in Finland, throughout July 20-August 1.
HAVING performed an enormous half within the improvement of cricket in Spain, underlined by Andrew’s time as coach of La Manga Torrevieja CC in Spain, he says the long run is vivid.
“The potential for cricket in Spain is large, particularly with the excellent climate,” stated Macca.
“The most important hurdle can be finding services – and getting a foot within the door of faculties,” he stated.
“We should develop a very good group of lively coaches all through Spain, to make sure that cricket is sustainable, with strong foundations at grassroot ranges important for continued development,” stated Macca.
Macca, who arrived in Spain in November 2019 instantly obtained concerned teaching with LaManga Torrevieja CC.
“In July 2020 I met John Howden, CEO Cricket España, and we mentioned ways in which I might assist cricket develop all through Spain.
“Sadly, because of Covid-19, most of my work has been administrative, firstly growing a Excessive Efficiency Programme, then heading up a working group to ship a Strategic Growth Plan (SDP),” stated Macca
“At present I’m managing the Regional Growth Officers throughout Spain, as they begin to implement the SDP.
“I’m additionally chargeable for Coach Training inside Spain, as we align our Teaching Framework to the brand new ICC Teaching Programs,” he stated.
“On a private degree my ardour is teaching, while I totally perceive the necessity for administration and good governance, my completely satisfied place is within the floor teaching,” added Macca.
*Half 3 of The Chief Unique with Andrew McCulloch continues subsequent week.
Caption: Andrew McCulloch entrance row (third left) with the Bulgarian Nationwide Cricket squad.