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11 Dec

YCF Appoint New Trustee

The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation is delighted to announce that Dave Edmundson has joined our board of trustees.

His last full time post was the inaugural CEO of The Football League Trust from 2007-2011, and was CEO of Burnley FC 2003-2007. However, having retired in 2011, Dave was appointed to non-exec board positions at Lancashire Sport and Qptu TV. He is the Chair of The Families Health and Wellbeing Consortium, Vice President of i2i ( Impossible to Inevitable Ltd)., and was appointed by the Lord Lieutenant to the Queens Award Lancashire Assessment Panel in 2012.

‘It’s a real privilege to be appointed as a Trustee of the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation. To be back involved in this great game is fantastic and I’m looking forward to contributing as much as I can to establish the Foundation to play a pivotal and positive role within the diverse communities of the county’

From 1996-2002 Dave was Cricket Secretary at Lancashire CCC and the first Director of The Lancashire Cricket Board. He has extensive broadcasting experience with the BBC, particularly in cricket, featuring regularly on Radio 5 and Test Match Special. He produced and presented a weekly cricket magazine programme on BBC Radio Lancashire, – ‘Cricket Extra’, is a member of the Cricket Writers Club and has reported on County Cricket for ‘The Daily Telegraph’ and written features for ‘The Cricketer. ‘

Cricket has always been a passion for Dave, he played in the Lancashire, Ribblesdale and Bolton Leagues, holds a Level 2 Coaching qualification and was the author of ‘ See the Conquering Hero’- the authorised history of The Lancashire League

He is a former teacher of Physical Education, holds a Masters degree in Education & Sports Psychology and was NW Ambassador for CSR to HRH Prince of Wales for 2006-7.

‘Yorkshire is cricket and cricket is Yorkshire. No other county has the potential or the latent support that can be harnessed by the Foundation to increase the numbers playing cricket and to use cricket as a vehicle to improve health and wellbeing, and unite communities, people and places.’


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