Smith named as Women’s & Girls’ Pathway Manager

Sunday 28th August 2022


Smith named as Women’s & Girls’ Pathway Manager

Kent Cricket is delighted to announce the appointment of David Smith as the Club’s Women’s & Girls’ Pathway Manager.

A new role created to support Kent Cricket’s Female Talent Pathway at all levels, Smith’s appointment comes as a part of the Club’s continued investment in the Women’s & Girls’ game at all levels, from recreational to elite.

He will now lead on the implementation of Kent Cricket’s Women’s & Girls’ strategy, supporting efforts in helping homegrown cricketers, and cricket coaches, from across the county become future leaders in the game.

Smith will also take responsibility for the female talent pathway in the county, overseeing player development from the County Age Group squads up to Kent Women’s first team.

On being appointed as Pathway Manager, Smith said: “I’m delighted and honoured to be the new Kent Women’s and Girls’ Pathway Manager.

“Having come up through the Kent district and county pathway as a junior, and been inspired to coach cricket as a career through my experiences within the game, I can’t wait to help shape the future of women’s and girls’ cricket in the county.

“I’m looking forward to working with the talented players in the county pathway and setting up a structure for more girls to have a positive experience playing the game in a new area pathway system.

“It’s an exciting time to be involved in women’s and girls’ cricket, and I will be doing everything I can to keep Kent Cricket as a leading producer of female cricketing talent for years to come.”

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