Cricket Scotland Win ICC Regional Award
ICC Europe has announced the regional winners of their Pepsi Development Awards for 2012, with Cricket Scotland awarded the ‘Best Overall Development’ after having an extremely strong year.
The National Governing Body for Cricket in Scotland was rewarded after hosting a number of initiatives and events that has seen them scoop the award.
These included the Summer Squad, where a team of coaches delivered community and curriculum based sessions ,cricket corporate evenings, the growth of national junior cups and the Asda ‘volunteer of the month’ prize initiative. The fantastic promotional event hosted in Edinburgh ‘Olympic Live site- Festival Square takeover’, in partnership with Cricket Factory, involved 450 participants during the day and helped to raise the profile of cricket in Scotland.
Steve Paige, Head of Participation said, “To win this European award is another tremendous endorsement of the work we have been doing over the past few years.
This is not simply about the work of our excellent team of professional development officers. There is also a host of volunteers and coaches who play their important part in developing cricket at grassroots level.
With everything in place for another exciting year ahead, this award will help in enhancing the reputation of not only Cricket Scotland but also Scottish cricket.”
Pepsi ICC Development Manager Nick Pink is delighted with the depth and number of nominations received, “Across Europe we had a record number of nominations which shows the quality of development that is improving across the region. Congratulations to all winners and for six different member countries to be awarded is very pleasing,” said Pink.
The winners are as follows:
Best Overall Cricket Development Programme- Cricket Scotland
Best Junior Participation Initiative- The European Platform for Bilingual Schools Cricket Curriculum and Tournament- The Cricket Challenge -KNCB
Best Women's Cricket Initiative- European Women’s cricket week- KNCB
Best Cricket Promotional and Marketing Programme- MCC v France Olympic Match- France Cricket
Photo of the Year- David Harris & Charlton Book- Israel Cricket Association
Lifetime Service Award- David Rhodes- France Cricket
Volunteer of the year- Mike Kwan- Deutscher Cricket Bund
Best Spirit of Cricket Initiative- Gary Wilson and William Porterfield- Irish cricket’s big bike ride- Cricket Ireland