Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Cricket Ireland: On The Front Foot

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Are you a female Player, an Activator, Coach, Umpire, Scorer, Supporter or Volunteer with an interest in unlocking, enhancing and sharing your leadership skills in your Club and beyond?

Would you like to see your leadership vision come to light, empowered by a group of like-minded and engaged current and future female leaders? If so, On The Front Foot is for you!

What is On the Front Foot?

On the Front Foot aims to advance the innovation, creativity and leadership capabilities of Future Female Cricket Leaders in Ireland. Delivered in partnership with The Sporting Pursuit , the programme emphasizes action learning along with cross-region interaction and sharing that will allow future leaders to discuss experiences, challenges and learning in a safe and supportive environment. The Future Female Leaders will receive individualised professional development, access to mentors, as well as interactions with experts from various performance environments both inside sport and from other professional domains.


Vision: Making a significant change and impact on female future leaders in cricket that ensures that there is an ongoing development and strategic development in creating a network of leaders who are effectively prepared to lead themselves, other people and their teams.

Principles: On the Front Foot aims to develop leaders who are:

Influential and strategic thinkers

Highly respected in their community and can advocate on coaching and leadership for better results

Lifelong learners who collaborate to achieve and are driven by continuous improvement

Programme Outline: The four key thematic areas of leadership development that will be covered are:

Understanding Self

Understanding Others

Communicating and Connecting with Others

Displaying Leading Behaviours

There will be a mix of 90-minute online Workshops and Forums with 2 in-person event days at the Sport Ireland Institute (full schedule below) that will challenge thinking, provide insights and learning on leadership and dig deep into the beliefs, values and perspectives on what leadership looks like currently and how we can best develop ourselves to be the best leaders for the future.

Group facilitation, tasks and exercises to help guide and facilitate discussion/debate will be at the centre of the Forums, allowing all candidates the opportunity to discuss, challenge and seek clarity on the how and the why of their individual approach can best meet the needs for themselves and the people that they lead.

How do I apply to participate?

To apply, please fill out and submit the application form available here. Any queries can be submitted via email to Ali Nolan

Deadline is August 14 2023.

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