Growing the sport a focus for new boss

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Tim Edmunds has taken over the role as WACA Great Southern regional cricket manager.
Camera IconTim Edmunds has taken over the role as WACA Great Southern regional cricket manager. Credit: Cameron Newbold

A passion for cricket and growing the game has led Albany’s Tim Edmunds to the role of WACA Great Southern regional cricket manager.

Edmunds will officially take over the position from the departing Callyn Bennett next week as the sport in the region enters an interesting phase given the likely changes in junior competition.

Having played cricket from a young age and now a level 2 representative coach, Edmunds said entering a new role was an exciting change after spending much of his career in the media.

“I’m really keen to help create the best cricket experience not just for junior cricketers but all cricketers in the region,” Edmunds said.

“There are some great opportunities here to grow cricket from schools, through to Cricket Blast, junior formats, women’s and girls’ cricket and across to clubs and associations.

“I have a great passion for coaching and development of all players and coaches.

“Cricket has been a big part of my life and I owe everything to the people who have helped my development. I now want to do the same and have a lasting positive impact here.”

Edmunds’ main priorities will be around creating the best experience to grow junior participation, to be the leading sport for women and girls and all diversity groups, and to promote cricket to inspire a love of the game.

The alignment between junior and senior cricket in Albany will also be of particular interest to Edmunds, along with the likely restructuring of the Cricket Great Southern Board.

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