Congratulations to Ava Ojomoh (Year 10) who has been selected by Western Storm for their Emerging Player Programme (EPP). Western Storm is the women's cricket team representing South West England and Wales, and is one of eight regional hubs in English domestic cricket.
A talented, all-round sportswoman, who has played cricket since the age of seven, Ava plays for Bath Cricket Club’s 1st XI Ladies team and Somerset CC’s Girls U15 pathway squad. Ava also plays for the School’s U16 Netball team and is a member of Team Bath Netball Club’s U16 Regional squad.
Cricket players from across Wales, Somerset, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Cornwall and Devon were nominated for selection and put through their paces at a series of observations with a number of different coaches from across the Women and Girl’s Pathway in the region.
The EPP provides weekly hub sessions, group sessions as well as some outdoor training sessions and match play opportunities in the summer months. Players also receive a range of support services including, Cricket Development, Sports Psychology and a Strength and Conditioning Programme.
The weekly hub sessions will take place at a number of different venues across the region, with sessions taking place at Seat Unique County Ground (Gloucestershire), University of Exeter (Devon), Sophia Gardens & Neath Cricket Club (Wales), Millfield School (Somerset) and Truro and Penwith College (Cornwall) across the winter.
Commenting on Ava’s selection, Gregg Brown, Head of Cricket at KES, said: “Ava’s selection by Western Storm is proof of her extreme raw talent and an exciting future ahead.”
Ava is pictured training at Bath Cricket Club, where she was working with Stuart Barnes, one of the country’s leading bowling coaches, in a session organised by Mr Brown and KES.