Exciting new partnership between University and Kent Cricket unveiled
14 March 2015
Kent and England Women's cricket captain Charlotte Edwards was in Canterbury on Friday to see Canterbury Christ Church University sign as sponsor of the Kent Cricket Women's team for a further three years.
Pictured back, left to right: Kent women's team manager Lin Martin, captain Charlotte Edwards and CCCU Sport Scholar and Kent player Jenni Jackson. Front, left to right: Vice-Chancellor Professor Rama Thirunamachandran and Kent Cricket CEO Jamie Clifford
The University will become the Major Sponsor for the Royal London County Champions who will play in a coloured kit for the first time in 2015.
Professor Rama Thirunamachandran, Vice-Chancellor of Canterbury Christ Church University, said: “We are delighted to sign this partnership agreement which will continue our association with Kent Women’s cricket, and demonstrate our dedication to supporting women’s sport.
“The team not only had a successful season last year, becoming County Champions, but three of their players went on to represent England during the recent Test series in New Zealand.”
Charlotte Edwards, is an Honorary Fellow at the University and reached the honour of captaining her country for the 200 th time during the New Zealand tour.
The most successful England captain of all time said: “This is a ground-breaking partnership. I am not aware of a long-term sponsorship partnership of a county on this scale. The University’s support gives us a great opportunity to really grow cricket in Kent.”
Edwards is expected to lead England in the Ashes this summer which features the Women’s Kia Test Match in Canterbury on August 11-14.
Kent Women open their defence of their Royal London County Championship title on 3 and 4 May at the County Ground Beckenham and The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence in Canterbury on 24 and 25 May.
Entry costs £5 for adults and free for under 16s and Kent Cricket Members.
Notes to Editor
Canterbury Christ Church University
Canterbury Christ Church University is a modern university with a particular strength in higher education for the public services.
With just over 18,000 students across Kent and Medway, its courses span a wide range of academic and professional subject areas.
- 97% of our most recent UK graduates were in employment or further studies six months after completing their studies*.
- We are the number one choice for local people looking to study at university in Kent (2013 UCAS).
- We are one of the South East’s largest providers of education, training and skills leading to public service careers.
*2012/13 Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey
Kent Women’s Cricket