Congratulations to Mike Cowap on winning the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) Coaching Award - Outstanding Contribution.
The citation reads: Mike is a huge believer in not only providing opportunities for people to try lots of new things within the school environment but he is an avid supporter of mobilising the pupils to leave the school site and interact and compete/socialise with students from other areas of the city. Mike firmly believes that sport provides the children with an opportunity to learn many life skills, such as team work, determination and self-reflection. Mike was instrumental when the school decided to swap some of its green space for a 3G pitch in ensuring that it was designed to the relevant specification and become a valuable investment for the children's sporting activities.
The school has received opportunities for more training for teachers through the Chance to Shine programme and Mike is very mindful that teachers at the school also get fully immersed in activity and play/coach alongside the pupils, therefore acting as positive role models.