Nic Wilson, previously Women and Girls Participation Manager, has been appointed as Head of Participation at Cricket Scotland.
Nic was selected following a very competitive recruitment process involving over 50 candidates from seven different nations.
A qualified coach in both hockey and cricket, Nic played 65 ODIs for New Zealand and the Netherlands and was part of the New Zealand World Cup winning squad in 2000.
The role is pivotal in growing the game in Scotland and includes not only grassroots programmes at schools and clubs, but also the development of the women’s game throughout the country. It also has responsibility for child protection and welfare and diversity policy implementation.
Nic took up the role officially on June 3rd and will work with her now extended team of Development Managers and Officers to meet with as many clubs as possible over the remainder of the season to establish how best Cricket Scotland can support their work going forward.
Nic said “Cricket in Scotland is on an exciting journey. I am delighted to have been given this opportunity to play a part in it.”
CEO, Malcolm Cannon, commented: “Cricket Scotland’s ambitions, both on and off the field, rely heavily on growing the player base and increasing the profile of the sport throughout Scotland.
“Nic and her team are the lynchpin in this and I am delighted that such a key role has been filled internally showing that we are developing great people here at Cricket Scotland.
“We are all very much looking forward to working with Nic in delivering our strategy.”