Chelsea Alagoa, a former Warwickshire pathway cricketer, has joined the Warwickshire Cricket Foundation as the ACE Women and Girls Development Officer.

Having been involved in the ACE Programme as a coach at Handsworth Cricket Club, Chelsea offers a wealth of knowledge and passion to the Foundation team.

As well as Chelsea’s involvement in Cricket, she has previously participated in professional athletics before becoming part of Team GB Bobsleigh leading up to the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Chelsea will work alongside Ronnie to oversee ACE Hubs, as well as continue the programme’s growth. She will also work on the recently launched Blaze Her Trail initiative, which aims to identify, recruit, and develop female athletic talent from African and Caribbean backgrounds, with the ultimate goal of producing professional cricketers.

“I am extremely excited about the prospect of increasing the number of girls and women playing Cricket in Warwickshire,” said Chelsea.

“I am very familiar with the ACE Hub at Handsworth Cricket Club already and have worked with the amazing coaching team there on many occasions.”

“There is so much work that has been done to grow cricket in the African and Caribbean community across the county already and there is lots more than we can do, so I’m excited to work on this project.”

“We have some very talented cricketers on the ACE Programme already, and I am looking forward to identifying and supporting many more.”

Click here to find out more about the ACE Programme in Warwickshire.