Our Team:

Dynamic people who give energy and enthusiasm to the development of cricket.

Steve Silk / Chief Executive Officer

Steve joined the Gloucestershire Cricket Board in 2009 after two years as the Wiltshire Cricket Development Manager and 5 years in Local Authority Sports Development. Since 2009, Steve led the GCB to become incorporated (2010) and now has led the process to becoming a Charity. In this time the team has grown from 2 members of staff to 16 and has seen significant diversification of income, bringing many partners to support the charities great work.

Steve has a relentless drive and determination for continual improvement and supported by a great team, the charity goes from strength to strength. Specifically, Steve manages the managers of the charity, leads on all aspects of finance, governance and strategy, as well as overseeing all facility projects and capital grant projects.

Personally, Steve is an avid all round sports fan (especially for his beloved Wolverhampton Wanderers), a husband, a father of two little beauties and a player and volunteer at his local cricket club, Chippenham CC.

Steve Silk / Chief Executive Officer
Chris Munden / Cricket Operations Manager

Chris Munden / Cricket Operations Manager

Chris is the longest standing member of the team, having joined the GCB in 2008 as a Community Coach. Since then, Chris has developed greatly moving on to become a Development Officer, a National Programmes and Project lead and now the manager of the entire delivery team across educational and national programmes.

His role covers a wide range of areas including overseeing all schools cricket, the incredible National Programmes of All Stars and Dynamos, Chance To Shine Schools and Street programmes along with being the key lead for Adult league Cricket. Chris also manages the Workforce Development Officer, as a highly competent coaching workforce is so integral to the work areas that he leads on. In his time the GCB have won awards that he had led on, including Chance to Shine County of the Year and Street Chance Project of the Year.

As a local Bristolian, Chris is a Bristol City fan, who enjoys all sports. Chris is married, has two beautiful daughters, plays local cricket and enjoys a good hack at golf.

Scott Tremain / Club Development Manager

Scott, who hails from Devon, graduated from the University of Gloucestershire with a Sports Coaching degree in 2013.  He initially joined the Gloucestershire Cricket Foundation in October 2014 as a Community Coach working in schools predominately in the North of the County before becoming Growth Development Officer in 2017.  At this time, he delivered on a number of ECB priority areas including the U19 T20 Competition and launched the highly successful Women’s Soft Ball Programme here in Gloucestershire.

Now in his exciting role as Club Development Manager, he is responsible for leading the team of club development staff and working closely with cricket clubs across the county to provide direct support with the aim of creating sustainable clubs for the future.  Furthermore, Scott leads youth competitions and the ECB Clubmark Accreditation and sits on a number of GCF Development Groups and Committees.

Scott is a big Plymouth Argyle FC fan and plays his cricket at Dumbleton.

Scott Tremain / Club Development Manager
Crispin Shingler / Community Development Manager

Crispin Shingler / Community Development Manager

Cricket has always been a part of Crispin’s life.  Before becoming part of the Gloucestershire Cricket Family, he saw first-hand how engaging in cricket can have a positive impact on people’s lives.

In London, Crispin worked with several charities aiming to transform people’s lives for the better through either cricket or drama.  He delivered a range of programmes to adults, young people, and community groups going into various establishments such as care homes, prisons, and alternative learning providers.

He originally joined the GCF as the Wicketz Development Officer for Bristol, using cricket as a development tool for young people from low-income households, and has a background in fundraising, with a focus on corporate partnerships.

As Community Development Manager, Crispin’s main responsibility is to grow the GCF community cricket programmes; Wicketz, ACE, disability cricket and walking cricket, while creating and sourcing funding for new fun, inclusive and impactful cricket for good programmes that enhance the lives of people, while bringing communities together throughout Gloucestershire.

Crispin continues to play cricket for his village and leads the club’s youth section.

Gareth Dawson / Workforce Development Officer

Gareth joined the GCB in 2016 and progressed into his current role as Workforce Development Officer in 2021. His main roles are being the main point of contact for the ECB on all Coach Development matters and grow the number of active coaches across the County of Gloucestershire.

Additionally, he will support the Gloucestershire Association of Cricket Officials (GACO) in developing an Officials Strategy that aims to grow the number of officials across the game. Increase the number of courses that are available to potential officials and work with GACO to transition volunteers from ‘course takers’ to ‘standing officials’.

Support the Gloucestershire Grounds Association in developing a programme of activity that supports ground staff across each year. Coordinate and manage both national and local Reward and Recognition events for all groups of volunteers. On top of practical delivery in schools, he will work with teachers to enhance their cricket delivery and work with universities/colleges to provide opportunities for students to gain qualifications and coaching experience.

Gareth is a Liverpool FC fan, a big follower of cricket around the world and plays his cricket at Hatherley & Reddings.

Gareth Dawson / Workforce Development Officer
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.

Eric Woodmason / Clubs and Programmes Officer

Gloucestershire born and bred, Eric was educated at Marling School, Stroud and Keble College, Oxford. Joined Frocester CC in 1976 and holds a number of positions at the club, including secretary, groundsman and lead youth coach. Played in the Frocester X1 at Lords in 1993.

Following 30 years in the Gloucestershire Constabulary and 17 years as a National Panel RFU referee, with several appearances in the Premiership and European Cup, Eric was offered a full-time role with the GCB in 2008. Has been a Level 3 coach and County Coach since 2003 and is now a Coach Development Tutor, a County Pitch Advisor and, last season, qualified as an umpire, standing in the GCL.

Has 2 children: Richard, who, following 4 years at Trent Bridge, has a grounds business in Gloucestershire, and Claire, who works at The Ritz. Loves the South of France and it’s red wine, particularly those of St Chinian, where he has visited every village in the appellation, and is a regular visitor to Sri Lanka.

Eric Woodmason / Clubs and Programmes Officer
Theo Gordon / ACE Development Officer

Theo Gordon / ACE Development Officer

Theo is our first ACE Development Officer. ‘ACE’ stands for African Caribbean Engagement; Bristol have been fortunate to be only the third city in the country after London and Birmingham to have the ACE project in its city.

Theo’s role is to set up a school delivery programmes, creating local cricket development hubs and heading up or ACE academy scholarship programme. We will achieve all of this by working within the local community and engaging with children from all backgrounds and ethnicity. ACE will provide children access to free cricket sessions as well as provide educational workshops, training, and job opportunities to the African Caribbean community.

Alongside his community work, Theo is a club development officer, a youth coach, and a player at his local cricket club Golden Hill. He is also a member of the Bristol West Indies Cricket Club management committee, the only black African cricket club in the South West of England. 

In Theo’s words “Fortunately and unfortunately, I support Arsenal”. 

Sam Emmott / Wicketz Development Officer

Sam joined the GCF as the Wicketz Development Officer in August 2019. Funded by the Lord’s Taverners, Wicketz aims to tackle local issues affecting young people and their communities.

Sam is responsible for the running of multiple local hubs across Bristol and works closely with the young people that come along to the sessions, many of whom are from hard-to-reach groups, including young offenders, refugees and excluded pupils. Sessions, which use a soft ball, currently take place at venues in Southmead, Knowle, Fishponds and Hartcliffe, are open to players of all levels of ability. Alongside cricket coaching and games, the young people taking part have the chance to learn from role models, community leaders, local authorities and others. Specially designed workshops also boost wellbeing, social education, community awareness, promote positive life choices and develop new life skills.

Sam brings a wealth of experience from a diverse background that includes leisure management, personal training and fitness instructing, as well as cricket coaching.

Sam Emmott / Wicketz Development Officer
Jeanette Tate / Disability Development Officer

Jeanette Tate / Disability Development Officer

Funded by the Lord’s Taverners, Jeanette’s role is to grow and sustain the offer for young people with a disability to engage in cricket by developing the community based Super 1s Programme. She is working to set up Super 1s and Table Cricket Hubs across the county which aim to provide accessible opportunities to play whilst also using cricket as a tool to develop key life skills. Jeanette also organises competitions, festivals, and social events to further participant development.

You’ll find Jeanette working in schools across the County to provide a sustainable pathway from school to community hubs and providing support to cricket clubs to ensure a welcoming environment for those with disabilities.  Jeanette leads the ECB Disability Champion Club Programme which is designed to make clubs more inclusive and provide a club-based playing offer for people with disabilities.

Furthermore, Jeanette chairs the Disability Development Group and supports and development the County Disability Cricket Programme.

Jeanette is passionate about her work as every day someone achieves something which she finds rewarding as young people develop friendships, communication and independence overcoming the challenges they have through cricket.

Theresa Ellison / Administration Officer

Theresa’s role is to help and support others in the wider Gloucestershire Foundation team to ensure that the Foundation runs effectively and efficiently. Some of the key administrative areas are:

  • Helping to organise and set up the trials, winter nets programme and performance programme for the Girls and Boys Zonal squads
  • Keeping club contact details up to date including checking that each club’s Safeguarding Officer has valid qualifications and initiate and verify DBS applications for club volunteers
  • Administering online bookings including trials, winter nets programmes, Coach Development courses, holiday camps etc
  • Helping with many financial activities by creating invoices, payment of bills, chasing outstanding debtors etc
  • Help to create and run the office side of Coach Development

Theresa acts as the point of contact for many administrative parts of the Foundation.

Theresa Ellison / Administration Officer
Ralph Hardwick / Community Coach

Ralph Hardwick / Community Coach

Ralph is responsible for delivering coaching sessions in schools from reception through to secondary education. The aim of this is to develop the pathway to local clubs and other outlets to help build a sustainable cricket landscape. Ralph also helps in the running of school’s competitions around the county. This includes the Primary summer outdoor festivals and the secondary indoor and outdoor competitions

Ralph coaches on the Women and Girls Pathway as the Head Coach of the Gloucestershire Women and part of the coaching team for the U18 Girls and on the Girls Emerging Players Programme. He is the lead for the GCF Zonal Programme and the manager for the Bristol MCC Hub. Ralph helps the running of the Gloucestershire Youth Cricket League and the new U15 Summer GYCL Festival.

Having completed a Master’s Degree in Performance Analysis at Cardiff Met University in 2020, Ralph is now starting his journey to become a Level 4 Specialist Coach.

Ralph is the current 1st XI Captain at Chippenham Cricket Club.

Kieran Slade / Community Coach

Kieran was our first ever ‘Apprentice’ to come through the Coach Core programme. Kieran started his course in 2019 and achieved a Triple Distinction, a truly amazing effort.

Kieran impressed us so much throughout his apprenticeship that we have now taken him on as a full time Community Coach. He is extremely hard working, mature beyond his years and a true team player. Kieran is responsible for delivering coaching sessions in schools across the county, where we deliver our Active Futures programme, Chance to Shine offer, and schools’ competitions. As well as this, he also coaches in our Zonal programme.

Kieran plays his club cricket at Winterbourne CC and is the 2nd XI captain. He is also a member of the ground staff where he gives up countless hours of his free time to volunteer on the ground.

Kieran Slade / Community Coach
Mollie Robbins / Community Coach

Mollie Robbins / Community Coach

Mollie joined the Gloucestershire Cricket Foundation in 2021 as our first female Community Coach. Mollie delivers cricket sessions to children of all ages and abilities in primary schools, secondary schools, cricket clubs and community areas and aims to engage and inspire young people to develop a love for sport through cricket.  In particular, Mollie will be tasked with inspiring children to join All Stars and Dynamos Cricket at their local cricket club.

Mollie, who hails from Hanham CC, represents Gloucestershire Women and Western Storm and is the perfect role model for young girls and boys to look up to.

As part of her role more broadly, Mollie will be involved in the delivery of schools indoor and summer competitions and Countdown Cricket Festivals.

Ollie Forbes / Community Coach

As a Community Coach with the Foundation, Ollie provides community and school-based cricketing opportunities throughout the county. His role is to build on the work started by the ECB National Priority, Engaging Children and Young People, looking to increase the numbers of participation across the country.

You’ll find Ollie in primary and secondary schools delivering programmes such as ‘Chance to Shine’, or in sports centres and clubs, providing coaching sessions, such as ‘All Stars’ and ‘Dynamos’, to the local community. The aim of all the programmes that he is involved with, is to increase the participation at the foundation level, and to give more children the opportunities to experience the fun and excitement around playing cricket.

Ollie’s role also includes running regional competitions, such as the Lady Taverners, Lord’s Taverners, the Women’s indoor league, and the boys indoor/outdoor competitions.

Ollie Forbes / Community Coach
OfficerRoleEmailPhone
Steve SilkChief Executivesteve.silk@gloucestershirecricketfoundation.org07554 452228
Chris MundenOperations Managerchris.munden@gloucestershirecricketfoundation.org07557 924941
Scott TremainClub Development Managerscott.tremain@gloucestershirecricketfoundation.org07958 271414
Crispin ShinglerCommunity Development Managercrispin.shingler@gloucestershirecricketfoundation.org07903 823922
Theresa EllisonAdministration Officertheresa.ellison@gloucestershirecricketfoundation.org07880 387304
Eric WoodmasonClubs and Programmes Officer (North)eric.woodmason@gloucestershirecricketfoundation.org07554 452227
Gareth DawsonWorkforce Development Officergareth.dawson@gloucestershirecricketfoundation.org07554 455738
Laura Charles-PriceWomen & Girls Development Officerlaura.charles-price@gloucestershirecricketfoundation.org07554 452226
Sam EmmottWicketz Development Officersam.emmott@gloucestershirecricketfoundation.org07398 211596
Jeanette TateDisability Development Officerjeanette.tate@gloucestershirecricketfoundation.org07432 728926
Theron GordonACE Bristol Development Officertheron.gordon@gloucestershirecricketfoundation.org07939 143528
Ralph HardwickCommunity Coachralph.hardwick@gloucestershirecricketfoundation.org07880 388998
Kieran SladeCommunity Coachkieran.slade@gloucestershirecricketfoundation.org07903 191262
Mollie RobbinsCommunity Coachmollie.robbins@gloucestershirecricketfoundation.org07903 823923
Ollie ForbesCommunity Coachollie.forbes@gloucestershirecricketfoundation.org07903 823950
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