Last term the focus for Devon’s Club and Community Coaches was promoting the All Stars and Dynamos programme being run at local clubs. It also saw a new coach start in South Devon.


East Devon – Damian Price

“The lead up to and the beginning of the cricket season has been extremely busy, highlighting the opportunities for boys and girls to get involved with All Stars, Dynamos and Junior sections at their local cricket clubs. During term 5 I delivered 21 engagement days across East Devon, supporting clubs including Axminster, Cullompton, Thorverton, Whimple, Seaton and Exmouth. It has been great to visit so many schools and get so many children excited for the new cricket season. Its also been extremely encouraging to see the numbers of children sign up to All Stars and Dynamos programmes across East Devon.

Enagagment days at: St Andrews, Trinity, Lympstone, Axminster, Thorverton, Brixington, St Nicholas, Upottery, Plymtree, Uffculme, Clyst Heath, Kentisbeare, Seaton, Stoke hill, Stoke Cannon, Exeter Road, Newton Poppleford, Sidmouth, Willowbank and St Martins. 

During the term I also visited The Topsham School, to deliver a 6 week programme, where the children showed a great improvement in all of their skills by the end of the 6 weeks, and helped to deliver a Secondary School Girls Leadership programme with Ann Marie.

The next term is just as busy, with 4 whole school programmes being delivered at Woodbury, St Andrews (Cullompton), Littleham (Exmouth) and St Peters (Budleigh Salterton). I will also be delivering a number of Engagement days as well.”


Contact Damian here.


West Devon – Jonny Varcoe

In West Devon Jonny Varcoe covered plenty of miles with a focus on supporting clubs outside of the city. He delivered 6 week programmes in Tavistock, Lew Trenchard and Bere Alston as well as 4 week programmes in South Brent and Mary Tavy. 

One off ‘engagement days’ in schools were delivered at Ernesettle, Widey Court, Lydford and Plympton St Maurice.

Contact Jonny here. 



North Devon – James Kemp 

James Kemp was in Caen, Swimbridge and Pilton Bluecoat for 6 week programmes and was pleased to see the engagement and skills develop across all pupils. 

He also delivered ‘engagement days’ supporting local clubs in promotion of All Stars and Dynamos Cricket.

The schools that took these up were South Molton C of E, Woolsery, Northam St George, St Margarets , Sandford, Holsworthy CofE, Umberleigh, Horwood & Lovacott, Our Ladys and Goodleigh. 

James also support womens and girls development officer, Ann-Marie Presswell, in a girls secondary school leadership day at Great Torrignton School. The girls, who had taken part in a taster sessions earlier in the year, will help support future primary school festivals in the area. 

Contact James here.

South Devon – Niall Leahy

Niall Leahy took up the role of South Devon Club and Community Coach in mid-May and was straight into ‘engagement days’ to promote All Stars and Dynamos programmes starting at the end of the month.

His first sessions were at Canada Hill and Totnes St John before he was into Torquay/Barton at Priory, Barton Hill, Homelands, St Margarets and St Marychurch.

There has already been a great response from schools to having Chance to Shine coaching back in South Devon and Niall is set for a busy term 6.

Contact Niall Here.