East End MLA Arden McLean blasted the Department of Sports 15 June, saying there’s a lack of accountability with how the country’s publicly funded coaches spend their time.
During Finance Committee, McLean grilled Sports Director Collin Anglin over a football coach in East End, who McLean says works with private programmes during the time he’s scheduled to work for Government.
“The coach assigned to East End is supposed to be one of the best coaches in this country,” McLean said. “But he seems to be one of the laziest as well and he doesn’t turn up. Why I can tell you that, sir? Because I monitor it when you don’t. And I prepared for you for one whole year. So be careful. That’s how I do mine. You better put something in place to do yours.”
Anglin during the proceedings said coaches’ hours are flexible. He also said this coach in particular did receive permission to work with another programme and a lack of resources prevents the DoS from tracking coaches whereabouts every day.
Neither McLean nor Anglin responded to messages seeking further comment on the matter.