Harrison and O Shea join Cricket Wales Community Coach Team


Former Glamorgan players Adam Harrison (right) and Mike O’Shea (left) have joined Cricket Wales as Community Coaches in Cardiff.  

Harrison and O’Shea will be tasked with improving the quality, accessibility and growth of cricket in the city by working closely with clubs and schools.   Both have strong coaching and playing backgrounds having represented Glamorgan and England U19’s. This combined with a good understanding of recreational cricket in Wales will help ensure they make a significant contribution to cricket in the capital. Their previous experience working as coaches on the Glamorgan Cricket in the Community Programme will prove invaluable as Cricket Wales and Glamorgan Cricket work towards a single cricket development plan, in partnership with Cardiff Council’s Sports Development Department, Sport Cardiff.  

Cricket Wales Development Manager Gavin Hawkey said; "I’m delighted to welcome Adam and Mike to Cricket Wales. Exciting things are happening in Welsh Cricket and they will play a key role in encouraging more children and young people to start, stay and succeed in cricket.”   Chair of Cardiff & the Vale Regional Junior Development Committee, Ian Morgan added; “I believe that Cricket Wales has recruited two fine individuals who will provide an energy and dynamism to the furtherance of cricket within clubs and schools across the city. I wish both Adam and Mike well in their new careers.”  

The Cricket Wales Community Coach Programme is supported by Cricket Foundation’s Chance to Shine initiative and Sport Wales. A network of Community Coaches are deployed throughout Wales and work closely with clubs and schools as part of a national programme designed to increase participation in cricket. The ambition is to double the number of junior club teams playing structured league cricket by 2020.

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