Sporting Chance are delighted to announce the newest member to our ambassador programme, England and Lancashire Thunder cricketer, Kate Cross.
Kate has played 77 times for England across all formats since her debut in 2013 and is currently playing for the Northern Superchargers in this year's edition of the Hundred.
Not only has she represented England with distinction throughout her career, but has also demonstrated a commitment to raising awareness on mental health in professional sport, opening up about her own experiences.
Having come through the ranks at Heywood Cricket Club in the Central Lancashire league, Kate made history becoming the first woman to play, taking 3-19 in a win over Clifton CC. She has since been appointed as a non-executive director of the Lancashire Cricket Foundation inspiring young people to take up cricket at grassroots level.
Athlete Engagement Lead, Tom Lace shared his optimism about the collaboration, saying “Kate is undoubtably a role model to many. Her commitment to mental health advocacy in her sport makes her an ideal ambassador for our cause and someone we are very proud to have on board. With her influence, we hope to amplify our efforts in normalising mental health conversations in sport and create awareness of the services we provide amongst our supported athletes.”
Sporting Chance ambassadors shape and influence the operations of the charity by communicating the issues they are aware of and are passionate about influencing change. Each ambassador will help increase awareness of the charity’s services and will be offered training around the services Sporting Chance provides.
If you would like to become an ambassador, please get in touch with Tom: email@example.com