ICC Europe Conference to be held at Lord's Cricket Ground

Fri, Apr 27, 2012 5:06 PM

The ICC European Conference 2012 will be hosted at Lord's Cricket Ground by ICC Europe bringing together all 30 European Associate and Affiliate members of the International Cricket Council on 30 April and 1 May 2012.

The conference strap line 'providing a platform for success' to be held over two days invites all European member countries to London to take part in a workshop, plenary and interactive conference with invited speakers from across cricket and other sports. The sessions will include topics on the four P's developing Partnerships, increasing Participation, enhancing Policy and improving Performance.

Nick Pink, ICC Regional Development Manager remarks that "this is an exciting opportunity to bring together all of ICC Europe's members alongside many high profile speakers and presenters from around the world of cricket and sports administration. The 4 P's are fundamental to what we all do and it should be a great two day platform."

A range of speakers have been invited from the world of sport including Debbie Lye, Director of International Development at UK Sport; Danny Kazandjian, General Manager at The Rugby League European Federation; Joy Tottman, Sport & Recreation Alliance's Governance & Compliance Officer; Pedro Velazquez, Deputy Head of the Sports Unit at the Directorate General for Education & Culture at the European Commission; Paul Shaw, Women's and Girl's High Performance Manager and Clare Connor, Head of Women's Cricket from the England & Wales Cricket Board.

Joy Tottman is leading a session on good governance which is vital in her experience; "Good governance is essential to the success of sports organisations. Having good governance enables an organisation to be effective at whatever it is trying to achieve and is a way of planning success. I am looking forward to sharing ideas on good governance and hearing from the ICC European members on the issues they face so we can work through solutions together," states Tottman.

Alongside the conference will be an interactive session which brings together ICC Europe's partners and suppliers including Cricket 4 Change, Cricket Factory, CP Sport, Notts Sport, Surridge, Flicx, Kookaburra and PCM Risk Solutions. This is an opportunity for ICC Europe members to experience a range of creative cricket products as well as Cricket 4 Change street cricket, Flicx's crazy catch minute challenge and the innovative Cricket Factory.

Mark Moodley, General Manager for France Cricket who is leading one of the workshop sessions says, "I am very excited by the conference programme I am hoping that the information coming out of the workshops, interactive and plenary sessions will help and inspire all countries in their efforts. The information obtained I hope will also help the ICC European region to make those crucial re-adjustments that are necessary to help us develop the game across our continent." Concluded Mark Moodley.

The ICC European Conference aims to improve the game of cricket in Europe in partnership, participation, policy and performance.

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