Kate Harkness is Adelaide Strikers’ General Manager

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Kate Harkness has been appointed General Manager of Adelaide Strikers BBL and WBBL teams by South Australia Cricket Association (SACA), the club announced on Thursday (October 29).

Harkness was promoted to Senior Manager after three years as Strikers’ Operation Manager, a role she was given in 2016. She has overseen the management of the Strikers’ BBL side, that won its maiden title in BBL07. She also played a part in the operations, helping Karen Rolton Oval stage its first-ever WBBL match.

“It’s been an honour representing the Strikers in such an exciting competition and I can’t wait to contribute further to the sustained success of the Big Bash Leagues,” said Harkness, who is also actively involved in the association’s commitment to the progress and equality of the women’s game.

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“I’m also looking forward to the unique challenges that both the  WBBL and BBL seasons present this year, which will be testament to the remarkable efforts of everyone in Australian cricket.”

Harkness will be juggling her roles as a General Manager with that of her media management responsibilities for the first half of WBBL06. She was also employed in commercial and media roles with the Brisbane Lions and Richmont Football Clubs in the AFL.

“Kate has been a standout employee of the SACA and Adelaide Strikers since she started in 2016, campaigning many initiatives which have kept the Strikers industry leaders,” said Keith Bradshaw, CEO of SACA.

“She is a fantastic operator and the rise in women’s sport along with Kate’s progression through the organisation is no coincidence”

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