Ian joined Chance to Shine in November 2016 as Operations Manager, having previously worked for Shropshire Cricket Board as Cricket Development Officer. In May 2022 he was appointed Schools Programme Manager. Ian studied at Loughborough University from 2006-2011, gaining a BSc in Sport and Exercise Sciences as well as an MSc in Exercise Physiology. Ian previously had a role as a talent scout at ECB within the women & girls’ game.

Ian’s life has revolved around the cricket & hockey pitches at Bridgnorth CC, having played at the club as a junior from the age of 7. He supports as a committee member and coach at the club, notably with the All Stars programme where he is now seeing his young family start to develop their love for the game.

Ian is Chance to Shine’s current representative on the Children’s Coaching Collaborative (who support the Play Their Way campaign) and the Physical Literacy Panel for England.

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