Rebecca MacLaren is one of only two female Strength & Conditioning coaches working in men’s professional cricket in England and Wales. On International Women’s Day – as Becks heads into her third season as a Bear – she gives an insight into her role and how she hopes more women and girls will follow her into the sport. Rebecca joined Warwickshire’s coaching team in 2021 shortly after completing her Masters in Strength & Conditioning at Loughborough University. The 24-year-old works with the Bears senior squad, plus teenagers in the Club’s Academy and Emerging Player Programme (EPP), to tailor fitness plans designed to optimise each player’s performance on the pitch.