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12 Dec 2017

Latest Coaching Course

Our latest Coaching Course took place over the weekend of 9th & 10th December 2017 at the Winchester Club in Leicester.

Ten people qualified as new WPBSA World Billiards coaches, bringing the total number up to 42 worldwide.

Our head of coaching Martin Goodwill put together a two day course covering how to coach the basics of the game. He was assisted by Peter Gilchrist, Rob Hall and WPBSA child protection officer Chris Motley.

Course participants had to pass a pre-course online exam, plus three practical exams on day two of the course.

 

Congratulations to new coaches (L-R) Jim Burke, Antony Cooke, David Nichols, Roy Smith, Peter Gilchrist, Arthur Winn, Ian Cotter, Rob Hall, Glenn Yeo and Victor Yeong pictured with Head of Coaching Martin Goodwill (far left) and club managers Mukesh & Svetlana Parmar (centre).

 

Martin Goodwill examining Arthur Winn’s coaching technique

 

See links below for further information:

Introduction to the WPBSA World Billiards Coaching Scheme

List of current WPBSA World Billiards Coaches

September 2016 course (UK)

September 2017 course (Australia)

Find a coach (map)

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12 Nov 2017

Coaching Workshop

A World Billiards Coaching Workshop was held at Cambridge Snooker Centre on Saturday 11th November.

The coaching team of John Inverarity, Phillip Welham & Trevor Thorn

 

This was lead by WPBSA World Billiards coach Phillip Welham who was assisted by John Inverarity and Trevor Thorn.

The coaching group

 

Eight students were coached the basics of the game plus some top of the table routines.

 

 

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For details of how to become a qualified WPBSA World Billiards coach see here.

 


21 Sep 2017

Coaching Down Under

 

September 2017 saw World Billiards successfully stage their first ever coaching course outside the UK, at the Yarraville Club in Australia.

Approved and supported by the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA), the course was developed and delivered by Head of Coaching Martin Goodwill (England), Jason Colebrook (Australia) and Gary Oliver (New Zealand). Jason and Gary underwent training in the days prior to the event in order to deliver the course and qualify as WPBSA approved Billiards Examiners for their respective countries.

 

The course was very well supported with 12 players from various states across Australia and included the 2002 World Amateur Snooker Champion, Steve Mifsud.

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Australian & NZ Coaches

Our new World Billiards coaches from Australia & New Zealand

 

Prior to the course each candidate had to complete an online examination and on the day activities included learning how to teach some of the key shots and techniques in billiards as well as discussing pre-recorded video scenarios. In addition, each coach had to complete three practical examinations, teaching various aspects of the game.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jason Colebrook

 

All players successfully completed the course and after various governance procedures have been completed will be presented with a certificate and will receive a WPBSA/World Billiards coaching ID card.

 

 

 

 

 

Some quotes from the day:

Had a wonderful day at the Reventon academy attending the World Billiards coaches course. I found the course very professionally run and very enjoyable. Martin Goodwill’s presentation was excellent and his advice on coaching techniques invaluable. I’d recommend anyone interested in the game of English Billiards to take this course.
Steve Mifsud (2002 World Amateur Snooker Champion)

Excellent course – comprehensive, entertaining, and very professionally delivered. Set a benchmark as to how to deliver a coaching accreditation course, with great group participation evident. I left the course inspired to pass on the knowledge acquired, as well as encouraged to greater personal practise and development.
Tad Babiak (head of coaching in the state of South Australia)

It was great to have Martin Goodwill in Australia to deliver this course to the prospective coach examiners and coaches. By the end of the course all the candidates where enthused about the sport and felt ready to help introduce new players into the sport, courtesy of a sound knowledge of teaching the basics.
Jason Colebrook (President of Billiards Australia and WBL board member)
 

First World Billiards Coaching Course

The first WPBSA World Billiards Coaching Course was held at
The Winchester Club in Leicester during September 2016.

 

Coaching Course 18 Sep 2016

Coaching Course (September 2016)

 

 

Coaches had already successfully passed an online examination (about the basics of coaching billiards and the rules of the game) and participated in various events including teaching the basics, group discussions, video analysis and a practical examination.

 

 

 

 

 

The course was delivered by Martin Goodwill (Head of Coaching), Phil Welham (Head Coach) and Roxton Chapman (President of World Billiards).

 

Group discussions

Group discussions

Start of the Course

Start of the Course

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was very well supported by the WPBSA and attended by Alan Chamberlain (WPBSA Board Member and World Billiards Chairman), Chris Motley (WPBSA DBS and Child Protection Officer), Lisa Bray (WPBSA Secretary) and Matt Huart (WPBSA Press and Media Officer).

Franz Meszaros from Austria

Franz Meszaros from Austria

 

 

Franz Meszaros travelled from Austria to make the Course and said:“Still feeling privileged having attended this WPBSA Billiards Coaching Course, I want to thank everybody concerned for their work in organizing it.”

 

 

 

 

Fan Kian Sang Zensen from Singapore

Fan Kian Sang Zensen from Singapore

 

Fan Zensen travelled all of the way from Singapore to make the Course and said: “Great course by great trainers! All three¬†humble trainers were not there just to certify but to impart their vast knowledge in the game and skills in coaching students to play good billiards. This course helps to set the foundation to propel English Billiards popularity and thereby raise the appreciation level of the beautiful game. I am really glad to have made the trip and been accepted into your purpose driven group to promote the game. Thank you WPBSA!”

 


Become a Coach

Introducing the WPBSA World Billiards Coaching Scheme

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The World Billiards Coaching Scheme is approved and supported by the WPBSA and led by our head of coaching Martin Goodwill.

 

Our long term goal is to create a network of qualified coaches around the world to grow participation in the sport and mentor the next generation of billiards champions.

 

 

 

Also part of the coaching team are head coach Phillip Welham, our President Roxton Chapman, board member Jason Colebrook, multiple World Champion Peter Gilchrist, multiple New Zealand Champion Gary Oliver and multiple English Champion Rob Hall. 

Alan Chamberlain, Phil Welham, Martin Goodwill and Roxton Chapman

Courses are designed to equip candidates with the requisite skills to deliver effective, responsive and rewarding coaching and includes full child protection and safeguarding training delivered by WPBSA representative Chris Motley.

 

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Courses includes:

  • DBS check
  • Child protection/safeguarding training
  • Billiards coaching techniques
  • How to market yourself & set up coaching programmes
  • Practical & written examinations
  • Refreshments
  • WPBSA Rules of Billiards & Snooker handbook
  • World Billiards Coach polo shirt*
  • Coaching certificate*
  • WPBSA/World Billiards coaching ID card*
  • Free access to future WPBSA coaching seminars*

* Successful candidates only.

 

 

If you wish to reserve a place on a forthcoming course please contact Martin Goodwill via the Contact Us page.

See links below for further information:

List of current WPBSA World Billiards Coaches

September 2016 course (UK)

September 2017 course (Australia)

December 2017 course (UK)

Find a coach (map)

 

 

 


Find a Coach

The map below shows our qualified billiards coaches.

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WPBSA World Billiards Coaches

  1. Martin Goodwill (England) | Head of Coaching | Tutor/Examiner
  2. Phillip Welham (England)
  3. Roxton Chapman (England)
  4. Colin Humphries (England)
  5. John Inverarity (England)
  6. Trevor Thorn (England)
  7. John Morris (England)
  8. Katie Martyn (England)
  9. Steve Standere (England)
  10. John Ingleby (England)
  11. Phil Mumford (England)
  12. Steve Lock (England)
  13. Paul McGowan (Scotland)
  14. Alan Shepherd (Scotland)
  15. Carl-Walter Steiner (Austria)
  16. Franz Meszaros (Austria)
  17. Fan Kian Sang Zensen (Singapore)
  18. Gary Oliver (New Zealand) | Examiner
  19. Jason Colebrook (Australia) | Examiner
  20. Steve Mifsud (Australia)
  21. Robby Foldvari (Australia)
  22. Henry Chetcuti (Australia)
  23. Damian Wilcox (Australia)
  24. Charlie Lowe (Australia)
  25. Peter Tankard (Australia)
  26. Andy De Haan (Australia)
  27. Grant Meadley (Australia)
  28. George Chammas (Australia)
  29. Mick Boyne (Australia)
  30. Chris Baker (Australia)
  31. Leigh Condon (Australia)
  32. Tad Babiak (Australia)
  33. Peter Gilchrist (Singapore)
  34. Rob Hall (England)
  35. Dave Nichols (England)
  36. Ian Cotter (England)
  37. Glenn Yeo (Singapore)
  38. Victor Yeong (Singapore)
  39. Jim Burke (Scotland)
  40. Roy Smith (Scotland)
  41. Arthur Winn (England)
  42. Tony Cooke (England)