Girls EPP

Our 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 first time a programme of this scale has been offered to 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 four hours a week of coaching across two venues, Hartpury College and Colston’s 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 secured an outstanding coaching team with extensive experience in girls’ cricket and developing young players who will be led by Luke Sellers our new 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, new Gloucestershire Women’s coach Ralph Hardwick, and Matt Hunkin who coaches with both Glooucestershire Women and U18s. The players will also receive Strength and Conditioning support from Jonathan Vickers.

Flo Hampton

Club: Charlton Kings CC
Role: Fast Bowler
Favourite Food: Spag Bol (extra cheese)
Best Cricket Memory: Hilariously face planting when diving for a ball
Favourite Prematch Song: Move by Saint Motel – never fails to motivate
Aims & Ambitions: Would love to be part of an Olympics women’s cricket team

Prarthana Reddy

Club: Thornbury CC
Role: Batting All Rounder
Favourite Food: Pizza
Best Cricket Memory: Scoring 110* in a county match against Warwickshire
Favourite Prematch Song:They Don’t Know About Us
Aims & Ambitions: To play for Gloucestershire Women’s, for England, and in the Women’s IPL

Rachel Le Poidevin

Club: Frenchay CC
Role: Spin Bowler
Favourite Food: Pizza
Best Cricket Memory: When I got my first senior wicket in my clubs 3rd team
Favourite Prematch Song: ABBA’s Dancing Queen is a pretty good tune
Aims & Ambitions: I am hoping to take my cricket further in the future and am hoping to play it professionally.

Taylor Hodgson

Club: Bristol CC
Role: All Rounder
Favourite Food: Chips!
Best Cricket Memory: Gloucestershire U13 Malvern Festival
Favourite Prematch Song: My House by Flo Rida
Aims & Ambitions: Aim to continue improving with an ambition to achieve a professional career in sport

Liv Daniels

Club: Frenchay CC
Role: Batter
Favourite Food: Sushi
Best Cricket Memory:Scoring 76 against Wales in my first U15 match
Favourite Prematch Song: Daydream by The Aces
Aims & Ambitions: To take my cricket as far as possible and then hopefully become a coach after that

Katie Jones

Club: Dumbleton CC
Role: Batter / Keeper
Favourite Food: Toad in the Hole
Best Cricket Memory: Maiden century
Favourite Prematch Song: Babydoll by Dominic Fike
Aims & Ambitions: To become a contracted player

Emily Murray

Club: Frenchay CC
Role: Fast Bowler
Favourite Food: Tomatoes
Best Cricket Memory: First County 50
Favourite Prematch Song: Classic by MKTO
Aims & Ambitions: Lifelong cricket (but a 5-for and a ton along the way would be nice!)

Bea Willis

Role: All Rounder
Favourite Food: Carbonara
Best Cricket Memory: Winning the Lady Taverners National Final T20 with my best friends
Favourite Prematch Song: One Direction – Steal My Girl
Aims & Ambitions: Play for England

Greer Barnes

Club: Old Bristolians Westbury CC
Role: Fast Bowler
Favourite Food: Curry
Best Cricket Memory: Getting run out after colliding with the other batter and laughing too much to get up.
Favourite Prematch Song: Come on Eileen
Aims & Ambitions: Go to Japan and jump out of a plane

Bea Ellis

Club: Charlton Kings CC
Role: All Rounder
Favourite Food: Bagels
Best Cricket Memory: Winning the last game in India on the last ball
Favourite Prematch Song: Power – Kanye West
Aims & Ambitions: A career in cricket

Katie Dolman

Club: Chippenham CC
Role: Seam Bowler
Favourite Food: Roast Dinner
Best Cricket Memory: First girl ever to receive their Clifton College 1XI cap
Favourite Prematch Song: 9-5 by Dolly Parton
Aims & Ambitions: To get as far with my cricket as I can, and hopefully make it to England!

Izzy Patel

Club: Frenchay CC
Role: All Rounder
Favourite Food: Party Rings
Best Cricket Memory: Playing cricket on tour in India with my team
Favourite Prematch Song: Power by Kanye West
Aims & Ambitions: Make it pro in cricket

Lily Knox

Club: Frenchay CC
Role: Seam Bowler
Favourite Food: Cheesey Chips
Best Cricket Memory: Being selected for Storm observations
Favourite Prematch Song: Jackie Wilson – Hozier
Aims & Ambitions: Work within cricket in some capacity
Laura Charles-Price / Women & Girls Development Officer

Laura Charles-Price / Women & Girls Development Officer

Laura’s role is to grow, sustain and support the recreational Women and Girls game across Gloucestershire from All Stars and Dynamos Cricket through to Ladies Soft and Hard Ball.  She supports clubs in ensuring they are creating a welcoming environment for Women and Girls to play recreationally and oversees all Gloucestershire Cricket Foundation leagues from Girls U9 festivals through to working with community programmes to enhance opportunities available to Women and Girls within the leadership and playing of cricket.

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.