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Troon CC's Trevor Angove receives award from Andrew Strauss
12:26pm Wednesday 28th August 2013 in Sport
A Troon cricket coach has been recognised for his work at grass roots level with an award at the KIA Oval, presented to him by England legend Andrew Strauss.
Trevor Angove, was presented with a special coaching certificate during the 5th Investec Ashes Test Match against Australia at Trent Bridge on Friday, August 23.
He was given the exclusive opportunity to attend the game as as one of eight coaches, all of whom were being acknowledged by the Sky Sports ECB Coach Education programme's ‘Reward and Recognition’ scheme.
Trevor started coaching in the early 1980s, but as recently as 2000, there was no youth section at Troon CC. Trevor began coaching in local primary schools, before eventually setting up youth teams at the club at U11s, U13s and U15s levels.
A number of his players have gone on to represent Cornwall, and others have progressed onto junior academies and the EPP programme.
In the early years he funded some of the kit and balls needed for the youth section, and he has secured funding for new net facilities, bowling machines, and kit all for young people participating in youth cricket.
He coached cricket at Truro Prep school for two years and has been coach and manager of Cornwall county squads for 11 years, also coaching and helping out when he could with the district programme, as well as delivering a number of one to one sessions nearly all carried out as a volunteer.
Trevor said he was surprised to be nominated, adding: "I am very grateful to receive the recognition at a great day out.
“The scheme is important as it helps coaches to develop. It has produced higher quality coaches which produces better players."
The Sky Sports ECB Coach Education Programme aims to attract and train coaches at all levels of cricket in England and Wales, developing coaching skills from playground to test arena.
The programme’s ‘Reward and Recognition’ scheme, aims to identify those cricket coaches across England and Wales that go above and beyond the call of duty to help grassroots cricket flourish.
For more information about Sky Sports ECB Coach Education Programme, visit www.ecb.co.uk/development/coach-education