By WIPA Staff
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The West Indies Players Association and the University of the West Indies Open Campus yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). This MOU is reflective of both parties’ commitment to the development of WIPA, its members and Caribbean civilization.
Members of the West Indies Players’ Association will now have at their fingertips, the tools to further their training and development with the assistance of the UWIOC. This training and development will come at a discounted cost to WIPA members once they fulfill UWIOC’s entry requirements.
WIPA’s President and CEO Mr Wavell Hinds remarked at the signing, “This agreement is a step in the right direction for the development of our players on and off the field of play. WIPA is extremely pleased that through this partnership with UWIOC, we can help prepare our membership for a better life during and after cricket.
“The University of the West Indies Open Campus is certainly pleased to embark on this venture with the West Indies Players’ Association.” stated Dr. Longsworth, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Principal of the UWIOC. “This partnership allows for the flexibility of the members of the association, to continue their studies without putting their lives or careers on hold. It is also important to note that members who have not gone through the traditional route in their education, can now do access courses that would allow them to enroll in formalized programmes.”
The MOU was signed by WIPA President and CEO Mr Wavell Hinds and UWIOC Pro-Vice Chancellor and Principal Dr. Luz M. Longsworth. Also in attendance at the signing were, Ms. Anneshia Welsh, Project Co-ordinator at the UWI Open Campus and Mr. Wayne Lewis Secretary of WIPA.