Meet the team!

We have produced some short biographies for all of our staff, including contact details to assist you with getting in touch with the person who can help you the most.

Jon Bendall

Jon Bendle

Managing Director

Jon’s main areas of responsibility are strategic planning, partnerships, financial management and managing the SCF employees. Jon is our main professional contact with the ECB and represents Somerset at a regional and national level. Jon works very closely with Somerset County Cricket Club to help align resources and support to the recreational and community game. Jon reports directly to the SCF Board of Trustees.

Telephone: 07753 881 272

Brian Hoyle

Safeguarding Manager & County Safeguarding Officer

Brian leads on safeguarding in the county, incorporating the role of Safeguarding Lead and County Safeguarding Officer. Key elements of this role include educating clubs and their volunteers and pro-actively supporting safeguarding officers at clubs to help them achieve Safe Hands compliancy and meet their legal obligations.

Telephone: 01823 352266

Scott Chappell

Scott Chappell

School and Coaching Manager

Scott manages our Chance to Shine and schools programme and offers support and guidance to the clubs and schools involved. Scott also manages our delivery team of Community Coaches and casual coaches, as well overseeing our community coaching programmes. Scott is also our lead tutor on Coach Education courses helping to bring new coaches into the game.

Telephone: 07590 724 833

Matt Counsell

Matt Counsell

Clubs and Leagues Manager

Matt’s role is to support, guide and develop the recreational game in Somerset. He supports our clubs through a combination of bespoke local support and tailored national programmes. Matt also works very closely with our senior and junior league and plays a very active role in the Somerset Grounds Association. Matt also manages the Clubs & Leagues Team consisting of Nicky & Ben.

Telephone: 07990 396 598

Amber Casely

Women & Girls Development Officer (Maternity Cover)

Amber will be supporting clubs to establish, sustain and grow their female-only cricket sections whilst Colette is on maternity leave. Amber will be looking to build on the significant growth and strong foundations in the soft-ball game and develop our fledgling hard-ball offers for both women and girls across the county.

Telephone: 07824737644

ben osborne

Clubs and Leagues Development Officer

Ben’s role is to assist, develop and grow the recreational game in Somerset. He play a key role in sustaining and developing a thriving network of clubs in Somerset that will enable the game to grow and diversify.

Telephone: 07587 580 788

Nicky Clarke

Nicky Clarke

 Cricket Operations Officer

Nicky supports ECB Programmes, our internal programmes and leading on Workforce Development, including Coach Education and oversees the logistical planning of the indoor school. Nicky leads on our flagship competitions, as well as supporting clubs with Clubmark and the Safe Hands Management System.

Telephone: 07769 568 157

Steve Gass

Community Programmes Manager

Steve manages our community programmes, which currently include our Super 1s hubs and Street Cricket programmes, Table Cricket and SEN delivery and our Mental Health Ambassadors project. Steve also leads on our support for the Disability and Visually Impaired County teams.

Telephone: 07788 628 526

Emily Vickery

Emily Vickery

 Disability Participation Officer

Emily supports Steve Gass in the development of the community programmes, specifically Super 1s, Table Cricket and SEN delivery. Emily won Chance to Shine Schools Coach of the Year in 2021.

Telephone: 07721 337 870

Lisa Burton

Digital Content, Marketing and Communications Executive

Lisa will be working across the charities activities to amplify the work from all of our pillars, leading on maintaining our brand across platforms, running our social media, all graphic design and content creation.

Mustafa Shaikh

Community Activation Officer (part-time)

Mustafa will support the development and growth of Walking Cricket and leads on our Diverse Communities work in Somerset. Mus is a Level 3 coach and L1 umpire.

Kaye Maye

Kaye Maye

Financial Administrator (part-time – only Wednesday)

Kaye oversees all financial activities of the business and is responsible for the accounts of the organisation.

Jane Law

Regional EDI & Discrimination Executive

Jane will support both the proactive EDI work & education with each CCB / Foundation, and also lead on the reactive discrimination cases that may arise across the region. Her role is to work closely with the ECB Anti-discrimination Unit and Discipline Team when needed. This is a role that Somerset Cricket Foundation will host, with Jane having a remit across Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Wiltshire & Gloucestershire.

jane.law@somersetcricketfoundation.org
Telephone: 07733 671643

Colette Gooding

Women and Girls Development Manager

Colette will be supporting clubs to establish, sustain and grow their female-only cricket sections. There has been significant growth in female cricket in Somerset in recent years and Colette will be looking to build on strong foundations in the soft-ball game and develop our fledgling hard-ball offers for both women and girls across the county.

Collete is currently on maternity leave – please forward all Women & Girls enquiries to Amber Casely.

COMMUNITY COACHES

Tilly Bond

Tilly Bond

Community Coach

Tilly is based in Taunton and will combine her coaching with her Level 4 Sports Coach Apprenticeship at Bridgwater and Taunton College. Tilly will work across the county on many of our programmes including: Chance to Shine, Super 1’s, All Stars, Dynamos and women and girls. Her ‘on the job’ training will involve shadowing the community coaches as well as delivering herself.

tilly.bond@somersetcricketfoundation.org

Will Anning

Community Coach

Will is based in Taunton and works predominantly in West Somerset, Taunton, Bridgwater and the surrounding areas. Will delivers on many of our programmes including: Chance to Shine, Street Cricket, All Stars, Dynamos and Women and Girls. Will’s role like the other community coaches is to engage as many people as possible in cricket.

will.anning@somersetcricketfoundation.org

Sean Fitzgerald

Sean Fitzgerald

Community Coach

Sean is based in Yeovil and works predominantly in Yeovil, Shepton Mallet, Frome and the surrounding areas.  Sean delivers on many of our programmes including: Chance to Shine, Super 1’s, All Stars, Dynamos and Women and Girls.  Sean’s role like the other community coaches is to engage as many people as possible in cricket.

sean.fitzgerald@somersetcricketfoundation.org
Telephone: 07507 592 093

Josie cherson

Community Coach

Josie works predominantly in North West Somerset. Josie delivers on many of our programmes including: Chance to Shine, Super 1’s, All Stars, Dynamos and Women and girls. Josie’s role like the other community coaches is to engage as many people as possible in cricket.