Oxfordshire Cricket is delighted to announce the promotion of Sam Arthurs to the newly formed position of Pathway Manager. Sam will lead the day-to-day management of our pathway programme for girls and boys between the ages of 8 and 18 and transition into his new role as Pathway Manager from 1st June 2023 following 19 months in the position of Foundation Pathway Manager.
Alongside his role developing a constant stream of local, representative and professional players through the Pathway, Sam will remain as the lead of our Bulls and Falcons programmes that help bridge the opportunity gap between independent and state sectors and of the player development workshops that provide accessible coaching opportunities to a range of players within Oxfordshire.
Performance Director, Matthew Barnes said:
“In his new role Sam will take on the additional responsibilities resulting from the merging of the Foundation and Talent Pathway Manager positions and we intend to recruit on a casual or part-time basis to cover the strength and conditioning shortfall created by Marcus Campopiano’s departure. The restructure of the pathway manager position affords us the space to reflect upon our current pathway methodology and the time to better understand the landscape ahead as we await the findings of the ICEC report, coupled with the challenges of rising costs and the pressures to make pathway participation more affordable.
We are very pleased to be able to provide Sam with the progressive career development opportunity into the position of pathway manager. He now has the chance to have an even greater impact leading our pathway programme and on behalf of everyone at Oxfordshire Cricket, I take the opportunity to wish him the very best of luck with the next step in his career with us.”
Sam Arthurs said:
“I’m thankful to Oxfordshire Cricket for their continued support, and thoroughly looking forward to the additional responsibilities that the ‘Pathway Manager’ role provides.
I’m excited to continue working closely with our Pathway Coaches, Parents/Guardians and Players to create environments which not only maximise potential and performance over time, but also foster a lifelong enjoyment and connection to cricket within Oxfordshire.”