At the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation, I lead on the development of Yorkshire Cricket Heritage: A Lasting Legacy. This project will preserve and celebrate the heritage of cricket in Yorkshire as a common and unifying force in this socially and culturally diverse county. The project was conceived to use heritage as a catalyst to support the Foundation’s altruistic and educational aims and ambitions, and engage communities of interest. It will recruit volunteers who will be trained to research their own cricket heritage.
After completing a degree in Leisure with Business Management at the University of Manchester in 2002, I have worked in various roles in sport and leisure industries, including sports development, facility management and contract management across the Yorkshire region and beyond.
More recently, I have been working for the Rugby Football League governing body and his aptly named company ‘Tackle It’ Solutions Ltd. Chris has also completed a Master’s degree in Sport, Community & Culture at Sheffield Hallam University.
In my spare time, I have helped establish Rugby League in the Bath and surrounding area by setting up Bath Rugby League club and is also Chairman of the West of England Representative Rugby League Squad. In his other spare time, he likes attending live music gigs with friends and family.
To find out more about the HLF project or if you’re a club or volunteer who wants to get involved, contact Chris via Chris.Chatten@yorkshireccc.com