Coach Background Information
WPBSA World Snooker Coach, Level 2 since March 2013
National Coach for Malaysia: 1992/4 & 2002/3
Regional coach under Terry Griffiths, March 1997
Safeguarding & Protecting Certificated, Sports Coach UK
Equity in Coaching Certificate, Sports Coach UK
Sport England “Club Mark” registered
Details of the last 5 years Coaching activities:
I am a Professional Snooker Coach based at the Swinton Leisure Centre: 1 Wellington Road, Salford, Manchester, M40 4BR. Details available on the website: www.swintonleisure.co.uk/nwejsa
I also volunteer at Cue Zone events at Major UK tournaments by arrangements with the WPBSA.
Appointed “Director of Snooker Coaching” at Salford City College, 2011/15.
My Academy, The North West Junior Snooker Academy, was awarded “Club Mark” in 2013
Awarded The “Special Recognition to Sport” award, for 2013/14
I am also an ”Emeritus Member of the Salford Sports Network”
Hobbies:- Snooker, Music, Golf, Table tennis and writing. One book published.
How did you get involved in Coaching:
I was a Semi-Professional player for many years and have a highest break of 141.
I became a Referee in the 1980’s for Wales and England. During trips with the Welsh Association, I was asked to help some players from other countries with their game, and the interest as a coach came from there.
So being a Player and a Referee, it was a natural progressive step to become a coach as they are both the basic fundamentals of becoming a good coach and the game.
I have been an International Snooker Coach travelling all over the world for over 30 years.
Some Professional Players I have Coached: Jason Ferguson, Paul Hunter, Jimmie Michie, Fergal O’Brien, Michael Judge, IBSF World Champion Stephen O’Conner, Asian Champion Sam Chong.