LV= Insurance County Championship and Bob Willis Trophy winners Warwickshire have bolstered the Club’s Cricket Audit Committee, the group that accounts for its elite teams and high-performance structure, with Brighton & Hove Albion Technical Director Dan Ashworth joining the committee.

Ashworth joins the Cricket Audit Committee with immediate effect and will undertake the honorary role alongside his full-time role with Brighton & Hove Albion, with both clubs benefitting from sharing elite sports knowledge and insight across coaching, recruitment and development. 

He is one of the most respected Technical Directors in world football having joined Brighton from the FA, in 2019, where he led the England DNA project to help create winning national teams at all levels.

Under his tenure, England achieved men’s World Cup wins at under-17 and under-20 level. At senior level the men’s team reached fourth place at the 2018 World Cup and the women’s senior team finished third at the 2015 World Cup. Ashworth is also well known locally for his time as Technical Director at West Bromwich Albion and he previously worked as Head of Youth Development at Peterborough United and Cambridge United following a playing career with Norwich City.

“We want to create the best high-performance structure and culture within the game, which will help us to produce Warwickshire teams that can consistently win and challenge for trophies across senior and county age group levels. The Club prides itself on being innovative and we have no hesitation in looking beyond traditional cricket circles to achieve our goals.

Stuart Cain

“Dan has been working at the highest level of football for several years and he has been instrumental in developing teams that have achieved success on the world stage. Being able to tap into his skills, experience and vision for creating success could be game changing for Warwickshire CCC.

“In addition to providing regularly input to the Cricket Audit Committee, Dan will mentor the coaches and Cricket Management Team, providing opportunities for them to experience new high-performance environments in football.”

The addition of Ashworth to the Cricket Audit Committee takes this group to six members, including Warwickshire CCC Director of Cricket Paul Farbrace, Chief Executive Stuart Cain, Chairman Mark McCafferty and long-standing members John Dodge and John Winspear.

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