Welcome Steve - CWW has it's new pathway lead!
Following a thorough recruitment and interview process Cricket Wales are pleased to announce Steve Hagget as the new Regional Pathway Lead for Cricket Wales West (CWW), following the departure of Steve Lewis who leaves his role after a year and a half.
Hagget, a current senior leader at Ysgol Dyffryn Aman has a strong background in education having been involved in the sector for 14 years. Prior to that Steve has worked with the Welsh Ambulance Service NHS Trust as the Head of Service for Patient Care across more than half the country; been the overall director of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (CORD) education and wellbeing programme in Chad as well as working with the Cornwall Health Community as Head of Modernisation and Development. Steve has also been a board member of the Welsh Centre for International Affairs and school governor at Parcyrhun School in Ammanford.
In terms of Cricket, Steve is currently associated with Ammanford Cricket Club and has recently assisted the growing junior section as a Head Coach for the U10-U13s and by co-establishing the first ever girls team at the club alongside Cricket Wales Women & Girls Officer Carl Holding. An ECB Level 2 coach in his own right, Steve has had spells at Swansea and Llangennech as a player and continues to play today.
Steve is set to begin work next Friday as the winter programme enters its final quarter with preparations for the summer ongoing. Upon joining the Cricket Wales team Steve said, “I’m delighted to be joining the Cricket Wales team as Pathway Lead for the West. I have been involved in cricket for many years and I am excited to be able to work with the team, the coaches, players, parents and clubs in the region to build on the excellent work that has been done in the few years in the region.”
Head of Talent Pathway Matt Thompson expressed also commented: “We are thrilled to welcome Steve to the Cricket Wales team. He has a vast amount of experience through his professional career which will compliment this role, and his passion and vision for cricket in the West really shone through during the process. I have no doubt that he will add significant value to the region and the organisation more widely, and I look forward with excitement for CWW. It would be remiss of me not to express a big thank you to Steve Lewis, who has worked incredibly hard to establish CWW during its infancy and it is great he will remain involved in a coaching capacity.”