Hampshire Cricket Take On Communities Adviser

Hampshire Cricket are pleased to announce Cantell School headteacher joins the Club as a Non-Executive Adviser

Hampshire Cricket is pleased to welcome Harry Kutty as Non-Executive Adviser (Communities) to both Hampshire Cricket and the Southern Vipers with immediate effect.

Harry is the Headteacher of Cantell School, one of the largest secondary schools in Southampton.

Harry has overseen rapid development and growth in the school making it now one of the most successful and heavily oversubscribed schools in the City.

In November 2021, Hampshire Cricket announced a partnership with Cantell School, to provide high level coaching to promising young cricketers as part of the new Inner City State School Partnership which is delivered in collaboration with Hampshire Cricket Board and the Lord’s Taverners’ Wicketz programme.

The partnership, Hampshire Cricket’s first of the new Inner City State School partnership, was established by Harry along with Charlie Freeston, Head of Player Development, and Sam Moss, Southampton Wicketz Development Officer.

Harry Kutty, Headteacher of Cantell School, said: “I am delighted to be working with Rod and others, building on the already very excellent work Hampshire do with communities.

“To say that I have been impressed by the levels of ambition, determination and innovation here would be an understatement.

“There is, however, more that can be done to break down social inequality barriers and increase and enhance the representation within the sport at all levels and I am delighted to be able to help Hampshire on this journey.”

Rod Bransgrove, Chairman of Hampshire Cricket, said: “We’re delighted that Harry has agreed to bring his vast experience of working with wide ranging communities to assist us with our outreach ambitions.

“His enthusiasm for improving outcomes for young people is infectious and he has boundless energy in his efforts on their behalf.

“The new Hampshire Cricket Inner City partnership at Cantell School is just one example of our redoubled efforts to engage more with all local communities to ensure that the Ageas Bowl is truly a welcoming place for everyone, regardless of race, gender, or background.”

Harry helped create the Aspire Community Trust, a group of nine schools that work together to improve the life chances of over 3,000 young people aged 4-16, and since 2019, Harry has been the Chair of the Trust and worked with his fellow Headteachers to successfully navigate their communities through the COVID-19 pandemic.

More information on Hampshire Cricket's Inner City State School Partnership can be found via the link below.

Hampshire Cricket Inner City State School Partnership
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