Cricket Shropshire, the body responsible for managing all levels of recreational cricket in the county, has recruited its first apprentice through Telford College.
Maisie Rushton, former Idsall school student, has joined the staff to help reinforce the board’s provision and support for the fastest growing format of the game in Shropshire – women and girls’ cricket.
Cricket Shropshire lead officer Steve Reese said the board had worked closely with Telford College’s recruitment team to find the right candidate.
“They managed the advertising, applicant screening and ultimately drew up the short list of candidates for us,” he said.
“That took a lot of pressure off us and allowed us to prepare for the final interviews. We now look forward to working the college who will deliver the academic course for the apprenticeship.”
Maisie has now started work – with plenty of exciting action in store for 2021 for the women and girls’ game in Shropshire.
Steve added: “Maisie is taking on the role of women and girls administration apprentice and her duties will include, but not be exclusive to women’s softball development in the county.
“This will involve club taster sessions, coaching, and community and school programmes focusing on areas of social and economic deprivation.
“We see the appointment as a very positive step in our ambition to evolve the women and girls’ game in Shropshire.”
Lora Rogers, from Telford College’s employer engagement team, said: “Maisie is a very proactive and enthusiastic young lady, and we knew straight away that she was a great candidate who had a lot to offer.
“So it came as no surprise to us that she was offered the role after her first interview with Shropshire Cricket Board.”
The board’s director of women and girls’ cricket, Trudie Bloor, said: “It’s great to have Maisie on board in the new role. Her input will go a long way in continuing to grow the women and girls’ game within Shropshire.”