Coach Carr in running for top award

Peter Moores (left) presents the Sky coaching award to Plympton’s James Carr

 PLYMPTON’S James Carr has just won an award for his achievements in coaching.
   Carr was named the South West winner of the Sky Sports Young Coach of the Year Award, which was presented to him by former England head coach Peter Moores.
   The awards were launched at the beginning of 2007 as a way of saying thank you to people who have made a significant contribution to the support and development of coaches and coaching in cricket.

   Carr won award for his success over the past 18 months – notably coaching Devon girls under-13s to national champions in 2008. He picked up his prize from Moores at Lancashire’s county ground, Old Trafford.

   Carr, who graduated from his three-year degree course in coaching and PE at Marjons in the summer, will have the chance of becoming Sky’s national winner, which will be decided early in the New Year.

   Carr the player helped Plympton achieve their highest finish in Devon cricket last season when the finished third in the Premier Division. He insists, while he loves playing cricket, his future lies in coaching.

   Playing cricket is fun, while coaching is where my future lies,” said Carr. “Hopefully, I can combine the two as long as possible.

   “I was very proud and grateful to win the regional award and to get to meet a coach of Mr Moore’s quality and reputation.

   “Spending time with him and at the facilities at Old Trafford was a real bonus and obviously, very helpful to me and the other young coaches present.

   “There were six other regional winners there on the day, which I believe gets whittled down to three and then down to one overall winner sometime in January.”


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