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WIPA Player Development & Welfare Programme

The Player Development & Welfare Programme (PDWP) is a personalised support service that recognizes the need for players to actively work toward their personal development. The aim of this programme is to assist our members in managing the competing demands on and off the pitch. We provide players (male and female) with guidance on how to maximise their cricketing focus whilst also fulfilling other important commitments including education, career, family and friendships, among other things.

The Player Development & Welfare Programme is divided strategically into three (3) key areas:

  1.  Dual Transitions & Aspirations:    Dual Transitions & Aspirations speaks to Career Development and Educational Support for players. As part of the ‘Education,Training and Development’ module, WIPA established partnerships with educational institutions across the Caribbean through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with The University of The West Indies Open Campus, the G.C Foster College and Quality Academics in Jamaica; the Dominica State College in Dominica and the St Vincent and the Grenadines Community College in St Vincent. These partnerships will aid in assisting cricketers to achieve academically, just as they have achieved in their employment in cricket. Opportunities range from CXC, CSEC, or GCE O’Levels to Certificates, Diplomas, Associate Degrees, Bachelors Degrees and Masters Degrees, in a wide range of areas. Each course is tailored for the student’s schedule. Moreover, 50% of the cost is paid by WIPA and the student pays the other 50%. The student’s 50% will be reimbursed by WIPA upon the successful completion of the programme.
  2. Player Lifestyle Support:   Player Lifestyle Support speaks to the overall well-being of players. WIPA aims to assist players in creating and maintaining a balance emotionally, psychologically, physically, and health wise.
  3. Cricket Career:   Our goal is to guide and monitor players towards professionalism. In this module, WIPA will educate players about the expectations of a professional cricketer, the business of cricket, anti-corruption in the sport, handling contracts and support staff etc.

 

WORKSHOPS CONDUCTED

First Series

The first series of workshops were organized and held October 2014 – December 2014. Players’ Resource Officers (PROs) travelled, and administered workshops, to various territories. The topics dealt with in this series were:

  1.  Introduction to WIPA and the Player Development Programme
  2.  Education, Training & Development – Our MOU with educational institutions and the opportunities available.
  3.  Career Development – An exploration of careers and investments, and a presentation on Life after Cricket.
  4.  Anti-doping & Health - The Anti-doping code, and the health dangers of doping
  5.  Anti-corruption – Match fixing in cricket and its ramifications
  6.  Media & Public Relations – Communication, and WIPA’s Social Media policy

These workshops were conducted as follows:

TEAM DATE LOCATION
Barbados October 6 – 7, 2014 Bridgetown, Barbados
Jamaica October 13 – 16, 2014 Kingston, Jamaica
Trinidad & Tobago October 20 – 21, 2014 Couva, Trinidad
Guyana November 13, 2014 Georgetown, Guyana
Windward Islands November 17, 2014 Kingston, Jamaica
Leeward Islands December 4, 2014 Kingston, Jamaica

 

Second Series

The second series of workshops were on ‘The History of West Indies Cricket’. Historian, Dr. Julian Cresser, administered three (3) workshops in Kingston, Jamaica. The topics discussed were:

  1. Cricket and Colonialism
  2.  Cricket and Nationalism
  3.  Cricket and Globalization

The attendance schedule was:

TEAM DATE LOCATION
Guyana February 4, 2015 Kingston, Jamaica
Trinidad & Tobago February 17, 2015 Kingston, Jamaica
Barbados March 26, 2015 Kingston, Jamaica

 

Third Series

The third series of workshop took place between November 2015 and February 2016. The topics presented on and discussed were as follows:

  1.  Leadership
  2.  Anti-Doping in cricket
  3.  Anti-corruption in cricket
  4.  Communication and Logistics
  5.  WICB Sponsorship and Obligations
  6.  MOUs and Education
TEAM DATE LOCATION
Windward Islands November 10, 2015 Kingston, Jamaica
Leeward Islands December 1, 2015 Kingston, Jamaica
Jamaica December 9, 2015 Kingston, Jamaica
Trinidad & Tobago February 17, 2016 Kingston, Jamaica
Barbados February 29, 2016 Kingston, Jamaica

 

Fourth Series

The third series of workshop took place between October 2016 and April 2017. The topics presented on and discussed were as follows:

  1.  Leadership
  2.  Anti-Doping in cricket
  3.  Anti-corruption in cricket
  4.  Communication and Logistics
  5.  WICB Sponsorship and Obligations
  6.  MOUs and Education
  7. Protocol and Etiquette in Sports
  8. Handling the Media
 TEAM  DATE  LOCATION
Jamaica Scorpions  October 16, 2016  Kingston, Jamaica
Trinidad and Tobago Red Force October 19, 2016  Couva, Trinidad
Windward Islands Volcanoes  November 16, 2016  Kingston, Jamaica
 Barbados Pride  November 23, 2016  Kingston, Jamaica
 Guyana Jaguars March 8, 2017  Kingston, Jamaica
West Indies Women April 17, 2017 Kingstown, St Vincent

 

UPCOMING WORKSHOP SERIES

Undoubtedly, WIPA will continue to educate cricketers about important topics that will contribute to their personal development. Upcoming workshops will include:

  1.  Introduction to WIPA and the Player Development Programme
  2.  Education, Training & Development –Our MOU with educational institutions and the opportunities available.
  3.  Career Development – An exploration of careers and investments, and a presentation on Life after Cricket.
  4.  Anti-doping & Health – The Anti-doping code, and the health dangers of doping
  5.  Anti-corruption -Match fixing in cricket and its ramifications
  6.  Media & Public Relations – Communication, and WIPA’s Social Media policy
  7.  Financial Management / Budgeting for your future
  8.  The History of West Indies Cricket
  9.  Leadership
  10.  Communication and Logistics
  11.  WICB Sponsorship and Obligations

 

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