Press Release: National Junior Programme gets underway
Participants and mentors attend National Junior Program Zoom meetingby Eugene Chang
18th June 2020 (CA Official News)
The CA's National Junior Programme for 2020 kicked off virtually on Monday 15th June with 11 participants and 10 'Taskforce' (coaches, mentors and CA officials) members in attendance.
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The aim of the programme is to:
- build a community of young players,
- create a safe environment for support and learning (in conjunction with local coaching programmes),
- organise activities and events led by top young players and coaches.
A round of introductions was followed by an icebreaker quiz, after which participants and Taskforce split into smaller groups to discuss what they enjoyed most about croquet and what they hope to get from the programme. Participants highlighted the strategy of croquet, challenging themselves, and just generally having fun on the lawn! All were hoping to improve and learn from the coaches and mentors who will be a big part of the programme.
Participants will be meeting regularly throughout the season (virtually for now, and physically at some point) to improve their croquet skills and share their experiences with everyone. We hope to run a programme weekend for all participants at the end of the season.
Know any young players who might be interested in joining the programme? Contact Eugene Chang.