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.

Jon.bendle@somersetcricketfoundation.org
Telephone: 07753 881 272

Brian Hoyle

Safeguarding Manager and 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 to understand their safeguarding responsibilities, and pro-actively supporting safeguarding officers at clubs to help them achieve Safe Hands compliancy and meet their legal obligations. 

Brian.hoyle@somersetcricketfoundation.org
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 programme, which includes the Development Programme, Mini Crickets, holiday courses and one-to-one coaching. Scott is also our lead tutor on Coach Education courses helping to bring new coaches into the game.

scott.chappell@somersetcricketfoundation.org
Telephone: 07590 724 833

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.

steve.gass@somersetcricketfoundation.org
Telephone: 07788 628 526

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 (Club Roadshows and club visits) and tailored national programmes (All Stars Dynamos, U19T20, Small Grants Scheme). Matt also works very closely with our senior and junior league and plays a very active role in the Somerset Grounds Association.

matthew.counsell@somersetcricketfoundation.org
Telephone: 07772 538 068

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.

colette.gooding@somersetcricketfoundation.org
Telephone: 07986 981 843

Nicky Clarke

Nicky Clarke

 Cricket Operations Officer

Nicky will play a significant part in supporting ECB Programmes, our internal programmes and leading on Workforce Development including Coach Education as well as overseeing the logistical planning of the indoor school. Nicky will be the point of contact for the Club and external partners on usage. Nicky will continue to lead on our flagship competitions, the SCF KO Cup, u19 T20 and u16 Somerset Smash as well as supporting clubs with Clubmark and the Safe Hands Management System.

nicky.clarke@somersetcricketfoundation.org
Telephone: 07809 468 291

Emily Vickery

Emily Vickery

 Disability Participation Officer

Emily will be supporting 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.

emily.vickery@somersetcricketfoundation.org
Telephone: 07721 337 870

KARLA ROSE

Women & Girls Participation Officer (Intern)

Karla will be supporting Colette across the existing Women & Girls Programmes, she will also be supporting school delivery two days a week.

karla.rose@somersetcricketfoundation.org

Thom Bunker

Community Coach, South West Somerset

Thom is based in Taunton and works predominantly in Taunton, Minehead, Bridgwater, Chard, Wellington and the surrounding areas. Thom delivers on many of our programmes including: Chance to Shine, Super 1’s, All Stars, Dynamos and Women and girls. Thom’s role like the other community coaches is to engage as many people as possible in cricket.

thom.bunker@somersetcricketfoundation.org
Telephone: 07938 511 199

Sean Fitzgerald

Sean Fitzgerald

Community Coach, South East Somerset

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

Dom Mayo

Dom Mayo

Community Coach, North Somerset

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

dom.mayo@somersetcricketfoundation.org

Telephone: 07502 285 660

Tilly Bond

Tilly Bond

Apprentice 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

DAVE HOOPER

Huish Academy Head Coach

Dave leads our College Academy which is run in partnership with Richard Huish College. His role involves delivering group and 2:1 coach sessions with the academy players as well as managing fixtures and players development. For information regarding the College Academy email scott.chappell@somersetcricketfoundation.org.

Amanda Counsell

Deputy County Safeguarding Officer

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.

accounts@somersetcricketfoundation.org