NWCU Shortlisted for NI Female Sports Forum Awards
The NWCU have been shortlisted as ‘National Governing Body Champion’ at the upcoming Female Sports Forum Awards.
The Awards celebrate raising awareness of participation opportunities across Northern Ireland and to honour individuals and teams who have contributed to this. After a number of key developments in 2019, the NWCU have been shortlisted for ‘National Governing Body Champion’ Award.
In further good news for cricket, Stephen McCartney has been shortlisted for the Male Ally Award and would be a deserved winner for all his tireless work not only in cricket but also hockey and table tennis.
NWCU General Manager, Peter McCartney, was keen to praise the work of the staff and volunteers:
“We are delighted to be shortlisted for this award and it’s something that our staff, coaches and volunteers should all be proud of. As a governing body, we are ambitious in our plans for growing the sport for women and girls.
The last few years have seen an investment by the NWCU in areas such as a Women & Girl’s Cricket Development Officer, a new talent development programme for our U17 Warriors Girls and an U9’s Girls ‘Smash It’ participation programme. We now have a record number of 8 girls in Cricket Ireland squads. In 2020 we are going to be launching new Girls U13 and U18 Club competitions with a clear focus on the grassroots side of the game and helping our clubs grow.
It’s also great to see Stephen McCartney being nominated as well. He does a huge amount of work behind the scenes for female sport and cricket in particular. With his efforts at Coleraine CC, the NWCU and also in hockey, he thoroughly deserves the nomination.”
The awards presentation will be held on Wednesday 4th March 2020 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Belfast.