World Class Snooker Coaching
Last week saw 14 snooker coaches gain WPBSA accreditation at the World Snooker Academy in Sheffield. The coaches came from as far afield as Israel and Germany for a brand new course aimed at increasing the numbers playing snooker globally.
Terry Griffiths and Steve Davis were on hand to teach the technical side of the game, developing a new blueprint for snooker coaching.
Bristol will benefit from the new programme as one of those who gained the new qualification was Clifton resident Bob Hill.
Bob Hill said: “I learnt a great deal in Sheffield from two of snooker’s greats. The course covered a lot of technical detail but focused heavily on delivering coaching in communities and getting new players into the game.”
Snooker has undergone a major restructuring over the past year thanks to the arrival of Barry Hearn at the helm. This has seen the introduction of additional tournaments and new formats for the game to appeal to a new generation of snooker fans. The coaching programme supports this drive by encouraging more people to take up the game.
Bristol’s new coach is looking for snooker clubs, colleges and community groups who want to play snooker and provide coaching to new and existing players.
He added: “There may be groups in the area that would like to start some snooker coaching sessions or simply organise some competitive snooker to get more people playing the game. I’m keen to get involved to help the game increase its popularity around Bristol.”
To find out more about snooker coaching sessions in Bristol, Bath or North Somerset email Bob Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org
For details about the WPBSA’s new coaching programme visit www.worldsnooker.com