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Steve Morris Receives Coach of the Year Award At Ageas Bowl Test Match

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taken from https://www.wiltshirecricket.co.uk/news/wiltshire-coaches-recognised-at-ageas-bowl-test-match/

Steve Morris has made a phenomenal contribution to girls’ cricket at Marshfield Cricket Club and has built one of the largest and most inclusive girl's youth sections in the area. Steve has developed a section from a handful of girls, to one that numbers over 90, and the section is now able to put out teams at every age group from U7 to U15. As well as the comments you will see below the club as a whole would add that Steve dedicates a ferocious amount of time to girls cricket, and to the development of the youth section more widely, being one of the core team that comprises the Youth Committee.

Comments from Marshfield CC....

Club Chairman - Over the years as chairman of Marshfield cricket club I have made many recommendations for awards, all deserving for extremely hard working individuals. Steve Morris is no exception because he is an exceptional man. His commitment to girls cricket is absolute. His incredible drive, enthusiasm and commitment to his cause of giving girls the opportunity of playing and enjoying this wonderful game of cricket has been remarkable.

A player, aged 8 - Cricket is my favourite sport because Steve always makes fun games up and is patient, kind, helpful and always has a smile on his face and he always makes time for you to come and play.

A parent - My daughter asked to go up to Marshfield Cricket Club because a few buddies from her local school had mentioned it.  In the early days, there weren't many girls and almost none had any cricket experience. Through Steve's hard work and determination we've seen those early girls develop great cricketing skills with bat and ball. Steve is interested in the youngest to the oldest players and always gives of his time freely. The girls’ section has gone from strength to strength and looks set to continue that way because of Steve's vision many years ago.

Another parent - Steve Morris has lead a quiet revolution at Marshfield Cricket Club, from establishing the first girl's team in six or seven years ago to now seeing Girls cricket right at the heart of the Youth Section, with nearly 100 girls training and playing regularly. He has lead this exponential growth with a gentle, unassuming leadership creating an environment where girls feel welcome, confident, able to have fun and empowered to play cricket. 

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