Rosy Ryan, Cricket Scotland Development Officer, was last night voted Role Model of the Year at the Scottish Women in Sport Awards dinner in Glasgow.
This is an amazing achievement for Rosy who has worked for Cricket Scotland for two years. Rosy is a passionate and talented cricketer and footballer herself but her main talent is in enthusing young girls and women to play sport. Her dedication and energy are infectious and the
immediate connection she forges with youngsters during introductory sessions is clear for all to see.
Much like many others involved in grassroots sport, Rosy puts in far more hours (and miles) than her contract dictates and the joy she delivers from this activity is recognised throughout the Scottish cricketing community.
However, none of the above differentiates her from many other enthusiasts within the sporting sector. What makes Rosy different is that she has developed, in partnership with the strength and conditioning coaches and with other members of her team, a brand-new concept in cricket. The new high intensity interval training product called “CricHIIT” took over a year to perfect and is now being used in many clubs throughout the country to encourage girls and women to engage with cricket to keep fit, socialise and develop new skills.
Congratulations to Rosy, her entrepreneurial spirit, vivacious character, dedication and connection she forges with youngsters make her the epitome of what this award stands for