Three coaches from Viña del Mar, Villa Alemana and Santiago left 19th March for Buenos Aires to participate in the first coach exchange programme to be organized between the Chilean and Argentine cricket associations.
Cristobal Castillo, Francisco Torrejon and Cristian Barrales were chosen as Chile's first representatives on this programme, as all three will be working with local government bodies to provide coaching for municipal schools as of April.
The programme, which is part funded by the ACC and part funded by the ACA, see the coaches involved in education courses conducted by ACA Development Manager Billy MacDermott in the mornings, before working with local coaches in schools and clubs around Buenos Aires in the afternoons. The coaches will also attend net sessions with local senior clubs as well as playing in Argentina's national Second Division competition.
In total, the programme will run for 10 days and will conclude with the coaches being awarded ACA certificates in coaching, umpiring and scoring, all of which will go a long way to ensuring that the ACC continues to provide quality coaching for its young players.