JUNIOR snooker in the south of England has been given a boost after Cuestars director John Hunter qualified as a Level 1 coach.
Hunter said the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) course “got my snooker mojo going”.
“It was great to meet up with other snooker enthusiasts,” declared the 48-year-old (pictured with Chris Lovell on the right). “On the course were participants from Berlin and Sarajevo!”
Hunter – who many moons ago was in the same England team for the Home Internationals as Jason Ferguson, now WPBSA chairman – added: “I liked the nature of the course and really enjoyed the day.
“It’s affordable and Chris Lovell (Head of Coaching for the WPBSA) and Andrew Highfield (a Grade A coach from Wolverhampton) made it both informing and fun.
“I encourage those with coaching and organising aspirations to take the course. For anyone wanting to become a snooker coach, it’s the perfect way to start.
“The day got my snooker mojo going.”
Hunter is the organisation’s first WPBSA Community Snooker Coach. It already has two current Level 2 coaches: Tim Dunkley, based at Chandler’s Ford Snooker Club near Southampton, and Duncan Ashman, based at Player’s Club, Westbury, Wiltshire.
Lovell and Highfield have offered to run a Community Snooker Coach day in the Cuestars region. Anyone interested should e-mail [email protected]
Details about World Snooker coaches and courses held at the South West Snooker Academy, Gloucester, can be found at www.wpbsa.com