Cricket Wales is delighted to announce that Matt Thompson has been appointed as the new Cricket Wales Talent Programme Manager and will commence work on 3rd April.

Matt is an ECB Level 3 Performance Coach with a strong background in Long Term Athlete Development through previous leadership and performance coaching roles at Cardiff Metropolitan University and more recently Millfield School and Loughborough Lightning. Playing-wise Matt has represented Cardiff MCCU, the Unicorns and is a former captain and current player with Devon Minor County.

Matt will be joining the Cricket Wales team at an exciting time and will lead the re-energising of our focus on Long Term Athlete Development throughout the Boys’ and Girls’ Pathway. He will work closely with the Glamorgan Cricket Head of Talent Development and will oversee the Boys Wales Age-Group Coaches and Managers, and the Talent Centre staff and their link to the Junior Regions. The new role will also oversee the part-time Talent Programme Manager for Women and Girls’ cricket Aimee Rees at a time of enormous potential for the women’s game in Wales.

Cricket Wales CEO Peter Hybart stated ‘We are delighted to be welcoming Matt to the Cricket Wales team and are looking forward to him bringing fresh impetus and the latest thinking to the leadership of the Boys and Girls Pathway throughout Wales. Our recruitment process involved interviewing some outstanding people from Australia, the UK and closer to home, and it was Matt’s strong, practical commitment to Long Term Athlete Development that particularly shone through’



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