Yohan Peries succeeds as elite coach in UAE | Sunday Observer

Yohan Peries succeeds as elite coach in UAE

Yohan Peiris
Yohan Peiris

Former Mahanama College Colombo all rounder and UK qualified coach Yohan Peiris has gone places as a coach in the UAE taking his team the Desert Cubs Sports Academy to winning a championship for the ninth time.

Peiris graduated with higher education in cricket coaching at Newcastle College awarded by Leeds Metropolitan University and endorsed by the Durham County Cricket Board, United Kingdom in 2009. He also holds qualification in Science of Human Movement, Coaching and Psychology of Performance, Programmed Evaluation and Design, Personal and Professional Development, Management and Administration of Cricket. He was the second Sri Lankan to achieve this degree after Shehan Samaratunge and had several coaching stints in the UK. As a coach he won the most prestigious medal at the London Youth Games and has produced two outstanding junior cricketers for Middlesex county.