DSC_6514 (1)Amna joined Leicestershire & Rutland Cricket (LRC) in July, 2015 and is now the community engagement officer. Amna has the responsibility of engaging with all communities through and without cricket within Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

This role sits under the growth sector of the newly form LRC structure which is headed by Head of Community Development Martyn Dobson and also includes the city based community coaches which Amna has the responsibility of line managing.

Majority of the programmes/projects developed and managed by Amna are targeted at the wider community- hard to reach groups, community and faith groups- to diversify participation base and inspire the next generation to be involved in cricket. This will most often be using cricket as vehicle for engaging communities, improving lives by portraying informal/ casual versions of the game.

Cricket can be adapted to different needs and if you are interested in making a difference within your community and would like to use the wonderful sport known as cricket please feel free to contact Amna Rafiq.

Involvement in cricket before starting work at LRC:

Amna was born in Pakistan and brought up in a small town in Yorkshire called, Barnsley. She has played cricket throughout the age group at Barnsley CC in the Boys team and has featured in the Yorkshire age group sides before making the move to Derbyshire to represent the first team. Away from the playing sides of cricket Amna spent a lot of her hours volunteering in Barnsley and Yorkshire and was recognised by achieving Volunteer of the year awards at the OSCA’s.

Progressing through volunteering and attending university studying Sports Business Management in Leeds Amna did an internship with Yorkshire County Cricket Club as a Student Marketing Ambassador and from then has been involved in cricket by being appointed here at LRC.