Wednesday 16 October, 2019

UWI Faculty of Sport launches programme to groom young cricket talent

Young cricket talent across the region will have the opportunity to participate in a unique developmental programme to improve their bowling skills.

The initiative called Pace like Fire which is led by The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Faculty of Sport seeks to identify young players across the region with raw bowling pace.

The first installment of the programme runs from August 8 to September 5 in six Caribbean territories targeting young 16 to 22-year-old male and female fast bowlers.

Pace Like Fire 2018 will identify 15 genuine fast bowlers—10 males and 5 females—who will be placed into a two-year comprehensive development programme. This cohort of bowlers will be exposed to the most up-to-date scientific testing and analysis, expert coaching, modern tech training and equipment, mental skills training, strength and conditioning, nutritional support as well as personal development workshops.

The UWI has invested significant resources in sporting infrastructure, developed academic sports programmes and most recently implemented the SAGICOR-UWI Cricket High-Performance Centre (HPC); a unit under the Faculty of Sport. The Pace Like Fire programme is one of many initiatives which seeks to demonstrate The UWI’s commitment to a strategic focus on regional sports development.

Commenting on the initiative, Dean of The UWI Faculty of Sport, Dr Akshai Mansingh said “The Pace Like Fire programme is the first of many, which will span all the four campuses and 17 territories. Talent searches, like this, will allow the best to avail of our advanced facilities and continue to build and maintain the region’s dominance in sport worldwide.”

Pace Like Fire 2018 bowls off in Trinidad and Tobago from August 8-12 then moves to Guyana from August 12-16; St Lucia from August 16-19; St Kitts and Nevis from August 19-23, Jamaica from August 24-30; and concludes in Barbados from September 3-5.

Pace Like Fire Schedule 2018

DATE

COUNTRY

VENUES

August 8 - 12

TRINIDAD

& TOBAGO

 

National Cricket Centre (NCC) 9:00 AM-12 NOON 

Thursday 9th August, 2018

        

Brian Lara Stadium

1:00 PM-4:00 PM

Thursday 9th August, 2018

       

UWISPEC, The UWI St Augustine Campus

9:00 AM-12 NOON

Friday 10th August, 2018

       

Tobago

Shaw Park

10:00 AM-12 NOON

Saturday 11th August, 2018

 

August 12 - 16

GUYANA

Bourda Cricket Ground, Demerara

10:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Monday 13th August, 2018

 

Iman Bacchus Ground, Essequibo

11:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Tuesday 14th August, 2018

 

Albion Cricket Ground, Berbice

10:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Wednesday 15th August, 2018

 

August 16 - 19

 

ST LUCIA

Daren Sammy Stadium

11:00 AM-1:00 PM 

Friday 17th August, 2018

 

Vieux Fort

11:00 AM-1:00 PM

Saturday 18th August, 2018

 

August 19 - 23

ST KITTS and NEVIS

 

Warner Park, Basseterre

10:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Tuesday 21st August, 2018

 

Groove Park, Nevis

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Wednesday 22nd August, 2018

 

August 24 - 30

 

JAMAICA

The UWI Mona Campus

10:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Saturday 25th August, 2018

 

St. Elizabeth Technical High

11:30 AM – 2:00 PM

 

Sunday 26th August, 2018

 

Port Rhoades Sports Club, St. Ann

11:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Tuesday 28th August, 2018

 

Chedwin Park, St Catherine

10:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Wednesday 29th August, 2018

 

September 3 - 5

 

BARABDOS

The UWI Cave Hill Campus

10:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Monday 3rd September, 2018

 

The UWI Cave Hill Campus

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Tuesday 4th September, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

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