A Myerscough College student has become the first female member of ground staff at an international cricket ground after landing a dream job at Glamorgan’s Swalec Stadium in Cardiff.
Sarah Addison graduated from Myerscough with a foundation degree in sportsturf three years ago.
In an almost entirely male dominated industry, she will now play a major role in preparing wickets for six forthcoming international fixtures at the stadium.
This includes several ICC Champions Trophy games and England’s one day international matches against New Zealand, as well as the highly anticipated battle with Australia.
The 27-year-old has made the move to Wales after a spell at New Road, the home of Worcestershire County Cricket Club, and says she cannot wait for an exciting few months ahead.
Sarah said:‘’I’m confident that I can handle the step up to maintaining an international pitch. The job is the next level up from country cricket and I know I’ll have to work a lot harder. I don’t mind the hours or getting dirty.’’
Sarah has already had a taste of what it is like to work on an international cricketing arena. Last year she helped to prepare the ground at Edgbaston for the England v South Africa 20/20 encounter.
She said: “I’d love to see more women involved in this profession.”