Sevenoaks Vine welcome ex-England player Susie Rowe to head girls cricket

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Sevenoaks Vine Cricket Club (SVCC) have announced that ex-England and current Kent cricketer Susie Rowe, will take up the position of Head of Girls Cricket with immediate effect.

In a statement on Twitter, SVCC said: “We are extremely excited to announce Susie Rowe, former England Women, current Kent Women and Sevenoaks Hockey Ladies 1st XI player, as our new Head of Girls cricket!”.

The right-handed batter has to juggle cricket with playing for Sevenoaks in the England Hockey League Women’s Division One and a full-time job as a PE teacher at Radnor House in Sevenoaks, but she had time to talk to Sevenoaks Sport & Wellbeing, saying: “Providing opportunities for girls to play cricket is something I’m passionate about and find really rewarding, so I’m looking forward to joining Sevenoaks Vine Cricket Club to help drive the club’s ambition to develop their ever-growing girls section.

“I’ve recently relocated to Sevenoaks following my new role as Head of Cricket at Radnor House so I’m looking forward to immersing myself further in the Sevenoaks community. I have strong links to the Vine already having been a member of Sevenoaks Hockey Club for several years, so I know the clubhouse well and I am looking forward to spending more time at such a great club and working with the many talented girls in the area.”

Andy Richardson, SVCC’s Chairman commented on Susie’s appointment by saying: “The development of girls cricket in Sevenoaks has been a primary objective of my time in the Chair at the Vine and is a core element of the club’s strategic plan. Under Jen Hamer’s stewardship of the Vine girls we were meeting our targets in this regard however with Jen leaving for Australia, we had not managed to replace her, and the impact of COVID our plans stalled somewhat in 2020.

“Hence we are extremely excited that Susie Rowe is joining the team as Head of girl’s cricket. Her cricket CV speaks for itself and having spoken with her I know she is as excited as we are at the prospects of developing the girls cricket proposition at the Vine. To grow numbers and provide competitive cricket, both soft and hard ball, and ultimately a senior ladies team are the goals and we shall be investing time, energy, and funds to achieve them. To that end we are actively seeking a sponsor for our girls as I want the Vine to be the first choice in Sevenoaks for girls who want to play the great game of cricket. The appointment of Susie to oversee that is a massive step in the right direction.”

If you or someone you know would like to get involved in girls cricket at Sevenoaks Vine Cricket Club then please contact them directly via their contact us page online at http://svcc1734.org/contact.