Girls EPPOur high performance player development programme.
The Gloucestershire Girls Emerging Players Programme (EPP) is a development programme for players who have been identified as high quality performers with high potential as a result of their cricket skills and their attitude.
The EPP is designed to support and develop individuals who we feel are, or have the potential to be outstanding players in their age group, to be considered for regional cricket (e.g. Western Storm) and to play Women’s Cricket for Gloucestershire in the near future.
This is the second year running our EPP programme for female players in Gloucestershire and the group will be made up of 13 players selected from across the County Age Group Pathway (Under 13 to Under 18).
The programme will give the selected young female cricketers access to an extra three hours a week of coaching from Collegiate School. It is really exciting to be leading the way in this area as we go above and beyond to ensure the Girls Performance Pathway mirrors the opportunities within the Boys Pathway.
We are delighted to have an outstanding coaching team with extensive experience in girls’ cricket and developing young players who will be led by Luke Sellers our Under 18s Girls Coach. Luke has been involved in county age group cricket for more than 15 years and was involved in Gloucestershire’s previous Girls EPP.
The other coaches include England World Cup winner Fran Wilson, Western Storm and Gloucestershire County Woman Mollie Robbins Gloucestershire Women’s coach Ryan Aingworth Matt Hunkin who coaches Gloucestershire U18s. The players will also receive Strength and Conditioning support.
Main cricket discipline: Left arm fast bowler
Favourite food: Cheesecake
Best cricket memory: Watching T20 finals day at Edgbaston
Favourite pre match song: Ice Water by Loyle Carner
Aims and ambitions: to become a professional cricketer
Main cricket discipline: Batter
Favourite food: Biryani
Best cricket moment: Hitting my first six
Favourite pre match song: ‘From Now On’ from The Greatest Showman
Aims and Ambition: “To be the best cricketer I can be”
Rachel Le Poidevin
Main Cricket discipline: Bowler
Favourite food: Chinese
Best cricket memory: Going to nationals last year
Favourtie pre match song: Next to You by New West
Aims and ambitions: I hope to progress my cricket as far as I can and play for as high a level as I can.
Discipline: All-rounder – early order LH batter, RA Medium swing bowler
Favourite Food: Sushi
Best Cricket Memory: First County hundred U15s v Cornwall away 2022
Favourite pre match song: Feels so close by Calvin Harris
Aims & Ambitions: Play for England at Lord’s
Main cricket discipline: Spinning all rounder
Favourite food: Sushi
Best cricket memory: Scoring 112 not out in my debut match in men’s senior cricket
Favourite pre match song: Introvert by Little Simz
Aims and ambition: To become a professional cricketer
Main cricket discipline: Batting all rounder
Favourite food: Noodles
Best cricket memory: First 50 in the boys GYCL
Favourite pre match song: Last Friday Night – Katie Perry
Aims and ambition: To get a cricket contract and travel the world playing cricket
Main cricket discipline: seam bowler
Favourite food: tomatoes
Best cricket memory: T20 school quarter final vs Millfield
Favourite pre match song: Classic by MKTO
Aims and ambition: lifelong cricket
Main cricket discipline: Sean-all rounder
Favourite food: Carbonara or sushi
Best cricket memory: Winning general knowledge quiz with Issy, Liv, and Emily
Favourite pre match song: Anything ABBA
Aims and ambitions: I would love to represent my country one day
Main cricket discipline: Bowling
Favourite food: Sri Lankan curry
Favourite cricket memory: Singing a riff off in torrential rain mid match in Sri Lanka
Favourite pre match song: Come on Eileen
Aims and ambitions: To keep on enjoying the game
Main cricket discipline: All rounder
Favourite food: seafood
Best cricket memory: u13s Malvern cricket festival
Favourite pre match song: anything by Taylor Swift
Aims and ambitions: to have a professional career in sport (hopefully a player)
Main cricket discipline: Bowling all rounder
Favourite food: Bruschetta
Best cricket memory: First senior 5fer (5 for 7 for Bradley Stoke 3s vs Winford Old Cathedralians, B&D Div 10, 2022)
Favourite pre match song: Mr Brightside – The Killers
Aims and ambitions: To play an Ashes Test
Main cricket discipline: Batting all-rounder
Favourite Food: Brownies and Ice cream
Best Cricket Memory: A catch in slips
Favourite Prematch Song: Power by Kanye West
Aims & Ambitions: Reach the highest level achievable
Main cricket discipline: All rounder
Favourite food: Chicken Caesar salad
Best cricket memory: Doing a BeReal with Sophie Ecclestone at England v India T20 at the County Ground
Favourite pre match song: That’s What I Like – Bruno Mars
Aims and ambition: Becoming a professional cricketer full time and then travelling around the world as a TV cricket commentator
Main cricket discipline: Off-Spin All Rounder
Favourite food: Margherita Pizza
Best cricket memory: Scoring a half century for the first time
Favourite pre match song: Walk by Saint Chaos
Aims and ambition: Continue to have fun and be the best I can be!
Laura Charles-Price / Women & Girls Development Officer
In addition, Laura also leads the Girls County Age Group winter and summer Programmes from U11’s through to U18’s and County Women. No day is the same, making each day extremely exciting and rewarding as the Women and Girls game continues to go from strength to strength.