Photo Credit: Adelaide Strikers
SACA has appointed Kate Harkness as Adelaide Strikers General Manager ahead of rebel WBBL|06 and KFC BBL|10.
Harkness was first employed as the Strikers’ Operations Manager in 2016, before progressing as Senior Manager after almost three years in the role.
On the field, Harkness has overseen the management of the men’s team who took out their maiden Championship in BBL|07, and the operations which took the Women’s Big Bash League to Karen Rolton Oval for the first time, to name a few highlights.
She has always championed Women in Sport and is actively involved in SACA’s continued commitment to the positive progress and equality of the women’s game.
SACA CEO Keith Bradshaw said:
“Kate has been a standout employee of the SACA and Adelaide Strikers since she started in 2016, campaigning many initiatives which have kept the Strikers industry leaders.
“She is a fantastic operator and the rise in women’s sport along with Kate’s progression through the organisation is no coincidence.”
Testament to her dedication to the Strikers, Harkness will be juggling her newfound responsibilities with media management for the first half of the WBBL|06 season in the Village.
Her career in sport first began in the AFL, where she was employed in commercial and media roles with the Brisbane Lions and Richmond Football Clubs.
Harkness is relishing the opportunities her new role presents.
“It’s been an honour representing the Strikers in such an exciting competition and I can’t wait to contribute further to the sustained success of the Big Bash Leagues,” she said.
“I’m also looking forward to the unique challenges that both the WBBL and BBL seasons present this year, which will be testament to the remarkable efforts of everyone in Australian cricket.”
Photo credit: Twitter profile photo of @Kate_Harkness