CRICKET WALES BOARD APPOINTS ITS THREE AREA CHAIRS
The new Cricket Wales Board has appointed its three voluntary
Area Chairs who will each play a key role in leading and co-ordinating the game
locally and working closely with Cricket Wales professional staff.
The individuals appointed are Robin Varley (Chair Cricket
Wales North), David Harris (Chair Cricket Wales South East) and Neil Hobbs
(Chair Cricket Wales South West).
David Harris Neil Hobbs Robin Varley
The purpose of each of the roles is to co-ordinate the
various elements of the voluntary cricket network within the Area with each
other, and with the Cricket Wales Area Manager role. It is envisaged that an
Area Board consisting of all of the leagues, regions and associations in the
Area will meet approximately quarterly to develop the health of the game in
response to the Cricket Wales strategy.
Leadership and drive between meetings
will be provided by the Area Chair and the Area Cricket Manager together with a
The Chair of Cricket Wales Rod Jones believes the creation
of the three Area Boards is an important step forward for cricket in Wales:
‘Through the creation of three Area Boards we are committed
to the whole game gaining a better understanding of who does what, how
resources are utilised and what local priorities should be supported. In Robin,
David, and Neil we have appointed three individuals who have enormous
experience of cricket and are very well respected within each of their Areas’.
It is intended that each of the Area Boards will meet at
least once prior to the start of the 2017 season to develop the current
position of cricket in the Area, and will then play a full role in planning
priorities for season 2018 onwards with their Area Cricket Manager.