Rhidian is new cricket officer
3:06pm Friday 18th October 2013 in Sport
PEMBROKESHIRE’S new cricket development officer is making girls’ cricket one of his priorities over the next 12 months.
Rhidian Harries has joined Sport Pembrokeshire – the sports development arm of Pembrokeshire County Council – to cover maternity leave.
He said that during his time in post, his primary role is to bring together all cricket activity within clubs and schools in the county and help to develop and improve the game.
Rhidian said: “Initially I am working on the Dragon Coaching Awards which will take place over the winter in our leisure centres.”
“However my priority over the period will be to develop plans for a girls’ structure using satellite clubs as a form of regular competition as well as looking to develop regional cricket with the help of coaches, managers and the local cricket clubs.”
“I will also be looking at club development, grant funding, coach education and looking at creating a pathway for elite players to develop and perform within Pembrokeshire.”
A former Wales Schools opening batsman, Rhidian, has played cricket for Crymych and Whitland and now plays for Ammanford, helping them to win the South Wales Cricket Association title in 2009.
While at university his opponents included Shane Warne and Marcus Trescothick, both of whom were still playing Test cricket at the time.
Rhidian was previously Cricket Community Coach for South Ceredigion and North Carmarthenshire working with schools and clubs to create new junior cricket teams.