YPCC is excited to have secured former West Indian Test and first class player Kenroy as our senior men’s and junior coach.
Kenroy grew up playing street cricket on the Caribbean Island of St Vincent. Sometimes he and his brothers would melt down a plastic bag, mold it into a ball, let it harden for a day in the sun before belting it around the streets in their games.
When he was selected to play for the West Indies against the South Africans in 2014 it was the first time he saw his dad cry. His mum was proud her son had achieved his dream formed all those years ago while hitting melted down plastic bags around the streets.
Kenroy has already made a huge impact as our Junior Coach over the last season.
We’ve watched girls and boys blossom with confidence as a result of his positive, encouraging and insightful coaching.
If you ask him why he’s so positive Kenroy will laugh and say: “My mother always told me that if you help people, your blessings will multiply”.
We’ve seen first hand the pleasure our male and female players get when they are given guidance by Kenroy and a once impossible skill becomes a natural part of their game. It’s fantastic to see.
We asked some of our young players to tell us what they thought of Kenroy as a coach, this is what they told us:
- He is very encouraging and positive. Gets around everyone when we succeed and picks us up when it’s not going our way.
- He has incredible knowledge about techniques and how different players can develop their game
- I loved his enthusiasm, technical advice, fun and great communication
- He has a very clear idea on how each player can improve and keeps things very simple
- He gave me the space to express myself and not worry about making a mistake
- He’s a great guy and really believes in me and is a great coach.
Kenroy can often be found doing private sessions with YPCC players at the Ryder nets. We’re really pleased he’s making his new home at a place we love.