[lead]Scott Tremain has become the Gloucestershire Cricket Board’s (GCB) first ever Growth Development Officer.[/lead]
The 25-year-old – who moves from his role as community coach – will be responsible for increasing participation in a number of areas including women and girls’ and disability cricket.
Scott will also look to develop new community-based programmes in order to bring the game to new audiences.
GCB chief executive Steve Silk said: “Following one of the most rigorous interview processes we have ever gone through, Scott emerged as the outstanding candidate and we are delighted that he has accepted the role.
“His passion, ideas and attention to detail shone through and I am sure he will do a fantastic job in taking on this exciting new position.”
The former University of Gloucestershire student joined the GCB as community coach for Stroud and the Forest of Dean in 2014. Since then he has coached extensively in schools and run the county’s successful Under 19 and Under 16 T20 competitions.
The Dumbleton CC 1st XI captain is also the current Gloucestershire Under 11 coach.
Scott, who hails from Devon, said:
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“I have enjoyed every minute working for the GCB and am really pleased to take on this new role.
“It is a huge summer for cricket with events like the ICC Women’s World Cup – which has eight games in Bristol – and the Champions Trophy in England so in many ways there has never been a better time to try and inspire more people to play the game.”
Scott began his new role on March 1 and already has plans to implement a number of new schemes including outdoor festivals linked to the new women’s “come and try” taster sessions. He also hopes to raise the profile of Gloucestershire’s disability county teams and create closer links between the GCB’s SEN school programme and clubs.
Scott will continue to run the county’s Under 19 and Under 16 T20 competitions and will take over the running of the revamped Girls Under 15 T20 league. He will also look to increase the number of non-traditional opportunities in Gloucestershire, building on the successful Bristol street cricket scheme.