Sussex County Cricket Club
Sussex announce new partnership with Aldridge for
Academy and Women’s & Girls’ teams
Sussex County Cricket Club are delighted to
announce that they have struck a three-year deal with ALDRIDGE,
Sir Rod Aldridge’s private family organisation, to support their
Academy and the Women’s and Girls teams.
The Aldridge brand will be displayed on the
shirts of the Academy and the Women’s and Girls teams.
Left to Right:
Zac Toumazi, Chief Executive of Sussex Cricket, Chris Nash of
Sussex CCC, Paige Scholfield of both the Sussex Academy and
Women’s Team, Alexia Walker, Director of Cricket at the Aldridge
Cricket Academy and
Sir Rod Aldridge, founder ‘Aldridge’
(Photo: The Argus)
The Aldridge Cricket Academy (ACA) Sixth Form
is a unique partnership between the Sussex Cricket Board,
supported by Sussex County Cricket Club, Brighton Aldridge
Community Academy and Portslade Aldridge Community Academy,
schools sponsored by the education charity Sir Rod Aldridge also
Sir Rod Aldridge, founder of Aldridge said,
“Ours is a private family organisation with a very public
ambition: to unlock growth by generating wealth with a purpose.
That means building communities with an entrepreneurial mindset
and creating opportunities for young people to reach their
potential. The Academy and Women and Girls teams have got a
great record in helping talented cricketers develop into County
and International players.
“The Aldridge Cricket Academy is working
closely with both organisations to support players who want to
develop their game and gain academic qualifications at the same
time. I am delighted that Aldridge can further that partnership
through this sponsorship.”
The Aldridge Cricket Academy launched
integrated A-Level and cricket development sixth form courses
last September. The ACA provides specific and intensive cricket
coaching programmes for male and female cricketers, delivered by
a dedicated coaching team consisting of ECB qualified coaches
and other specialist coaches.
Sussex’s Academy is a combined programme
between the ECB and the County Club. It is an intensive
programme run by the Cricket Performance Manager and Academy
Director, Keith Greenfield, with players ranging between 15 to
19 years old and are chosen after a long selection process which
identifies them with the potential to become professional and/or
The Sussex Women and Girls have established
themselves as one of the most successful counties in the last
decade. There are over 80 Women and Girls representing the
county from Senior 1st XI to Under 11 age group cricket. The
Senior team have been County Champions six times since 2003 and
the Under 17 team have won several national titles in the last
The sponsorship deal will look to further
strengthen the partnership between the Aldridge Cricket Academy
and Sussex Cricket through working collaboratively on community
projects as well as sharing coaching resources and facilities.
Current Sussex Women’s Captain and England
wicketkeeper Sarah Taylor said, “We are delighted that Aldridge
are sponsoring Sussex for the next three years. I have been part
of the Women and Girls’ set up for over a decade and in that
time I was a member of the Sussex Academy as well.
“Both of these programmes were hugely important
to my journey to international success so it is vital they
continue to thrive and grow via support from Aldridge. I have
seen first-hand the exciting opportunities for young talented
sports people to attend Aldridge Academies to develop both
academically and in their chosen sport in excellent facilities
with great support from staff and coaches.”
Sussex’s Cricket Performance Manager and
Academy Director Keith Greenfield said, “The unique partnership
between Sussex Cricket and the Aldridge Cricket Academy offers
ambitious males and female players an unparalleled learning
experience, which combines exceptional cricket training and
state of the art facilities with academic study. We are
delighted to be entering into partnership with them and we thank
them for their support.”
Women’s and Girls Trials will take place on
Wednesday 26th March at The BrightonandHoveJobs.com County
Ground, Hove. For more information please contact Alexia Walker
or Simon Funnell on 01273 416300
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Sussex Under-17s in 2014
U-11s - showed real improvement throughout the season.
U-12s - unbeaten all season.
U-13s - placed third in the County Championship and unbeaten
during the Malvern Festival.
U-15s - National T20 runners up & 2nd in the Championship League.
U-17s - County Champions & National T20 Champions.
U-19s - Runners-up in Dubai ARCH Tournament.
Seniors - County Champions & National T20 Runners Up.
Three Sussex players and a former junior Sussex player were
selected for the tour to South Africa in October 2013
the England U19s.
They were as follows: Georgia Adams
and former Sussex player