Wiltshire Cricket launch their Women’s Volunteer Network! 

Wiltshire Cricket launch their Women’s Volunteer Network! 

On Thursday 18th April Wiltshire Cricket hosted the launch of the Women’s Volunteer Network at Devizes Corn Exchange.  

At the launch event there was a range of stands including Gray Nicolls, Her Game Too, Western Storm, Wiltshire County Cricket/County Seniors, Southern Academy of Sport and more! 

Wiltshire Cricket also had a panel of guest speakers: 

  • Esther Jones Russell, Volunteering Manager at ECB 

  • Jane Law, Regional EDI Lead  

  • Mollie Robbins and Emma Corney, players at Western Storm 

Through the creation of this network, we are aiming to create a community for Women in Cricket that goes beyond just coaching and looks to support Women to fulfil various roles within the game. The ambition for the network is that it becomes a community for Women in any role in Wiltshire to come together on a regular basis, facilitated through our Women and Girls Development Officers. 

Through the Women’s Volunteer Network, Wiltshire Cricket has already hosted a FREE Scoring and Umpiring workshop at Trowbridge Cricket Club focusing on the basic fundamentals including online and in-book scoring, umpiring signals, common rues in cricket and much more.  

Following the success of the first Workshop, there are now more opportunities to join a course over the season including more Scoring & Umpiring opportunities as well as Bowling Skillsets and Committee Role workshops already booked in the diary.  

Other Network workshops planned for the 2024-2025 season include: 

  • Young Storm Champions       

  • Health/Nutrition   

  • Mental Health/Psychology   

  • Skillset - Batting/Fielding/WK   

  • Ground Maintenance  

  • First Aid  

  • And many more! 

Along with the Workshops, we aim to put out a monthly newsletter to highlight what is going on in and around the county! In these newsletters we also like to celebrate club team achievements each month with a highlight page for the 2024 season.  

You can find these newsletters on the website page for the Volunteer Network.  

For more information on the Volunteer Network, please contact Thea Hopkins:

Thea Hopkins

Thea Hopkins

Women and Girls Development Officer