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Wayne Hughes Appointed NCU School and Club Engagement Officer

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The Northern Cricket Union is pleased to announce the appointment of Wayne Hughes to the newly created role of School and Club Engagement Officer.

The position, supported through investment from Cricket Ireland and Sport NI, is integral to support the Union’s strategic focus of growing the game across the NCU Region.

Wayne brings a wealth of experience to the new role from his coaching and club development experience within cricket, as well as extensive sport development knowledge and partnership experience gained during his five year role with Ulster Rugby, as a Club Community Rugby Officer.  Wayne will have overall responsibility for increasing participation opportunities, as well as enabling strong links between schools and clubs, which is a key strategic focus within the Union’s overall strategy.

Speaking of his appointment Wayne said: ''I am delighted to join the NCU development team as a School and Club Engagement Officer.  I feel I can bring lots of experience from my cricket and rugby backgrounds to help create closer links and more opportunities between the NCU, schools and clubs. I would like to thank Derriaghy Cricket Club and Wallace High School for their support and assistance in my career so far.  I look forward to this new challenge with the NCU and I can't wait to get started!”

Northern Cricket Union General Manager Angela Platt said: “We are delighted that Wayne has accepted the position and welcome him to the NCU staff team. We are looking forward to seeing the positive impact that Wayne will make to the NCU and are sure that the skills and experience he has will support the development of the Union’s participation opportunities for schools and clubs to enable us to grow and develop our game further.”
Wayne will begin his role with the NCU on Monday 25th February.

The process to recruit the Club and Partnership Development Officer position is still ongoing. Therefore, we are not in a position to make an announcement about that position at this time.