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Helen Fagg appointed Community Cricket Officer

Monday 20th June 2016

Helen Fagg has been appointed Community Cricket Officer. Her overall focus will be to increase participation within the game but specifically the number of women and girls playing cricket within Kent and the Performance Pathway.

The Community Cricket Team is responsible for the development of the game at grass roots level working towards achieving the following outcomes contained within the Spitfires in the Community delivery plan for Schools Cricket, Inclusion & Participation and Support Activities.

Helen qualified as a Level 2 Hockey Coach in 2012 and was appointed as an England Hockey Centrally Contracted Goalkeeper Coach working to appoint regional coaches for the Junior Regional Performance Centre coaching programme and assigning them to age groups.

During this time she provided a technical syllabus for the regional coaches and ensured thorough feedback for players and coaching staff was delivered; and outlined a thorough technical/game play coaching structure for the programme and relayed this effectively with regular communication to the other goalkeeper coaches and the centre director.

Commenting on her appointment, Helen said: “I have now worked for the Community Team at Kent Cricket for the past eight months and in this time have gained a thorough knowledge of the work we do and have been impressed by the passion that my colleagues show for the game and the direction we are headed.

"From a personal perspective, I have witnessed the impact sport has from many angles of involvement from coaching, administration and through to playing at an elite level.

"This impact and love for sport is something which will never fade. Having benefited personally as a female sportswoman from a young age moving up a supportive infrastructure such as that of Essex and England Hockey,

"I have a great awareness of the importance of such a structure and would now like to apply that to cricket, specifically female development, I cannot wait to get started.”

Andy Griffiths, Director of Community Cricket, commented: “Helen completes the new look team and I believe we have a team in place to help take the development of cricket to a new level.

“Kent Cricket aims to be a leading light, not only in the development of cricket, but more widely of sports development in the County.

“The Community Team will ensure that cricket becomes a habit for schools with a competition legacy created; that clubs are supported in achieving their ambitions, and that the game in the county remains healthy. In turn I hope that this will lead to talented players emerging to play for Kent.”