Sue Strachan becomes first female president of Cricket Scotland
Cricket Scotland has appointed Sue Strachan as the board president for a two-year term, making her the first female at the helm in its 140 years of existence. The decision was taken in the virtual AGM that took place on August 20. She replaces outgoing president Willie Donald.
“Being elected as President of Cricket Scotland is a huge honour. To be the first female president is an even greater honour and also a huge responsibility,” Strachan said after her appointment. “I am committed to not only cherishing and celebrating the rich history and traditions of cricket in Scotland, but also to be part of moving forwards in our aims to make cricket mainstream.
“As a governing body, we must support our clubs to develop and grow. The strength of Cricket Scotland depends on the strength of the cricket clubs in Scotland. I want to welcome everyone to be a part of our community – no matter your age, sex, colour, physical abilities, sexual preferences or financial situation. You are welcome to be a part of this family.”
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She also added, “I hope to see young athletes choosing to join our performance pathways in the knowledge that we will prioritise their physical and mental wellbeing as they develop their sporting skills. I will work to see more media coverage of our national teams – junior and senior, male and female. These are challenging times for us all but I am absolutely committed to making a difference and to building on the progress made by Cricket Scotland in the past few years.”
Cricket Scotland chairman Tony Brian said: “We are delighted and honoured to welcome Sue as our new President. I know she will make a major contribution to all our activities and particularly our continuing work to make cricket Scotland’s most welcoming and diverse sport.”
Besides being a cricketer, Strachan has been involved in several others sports also over the years. She played for Dumfries Cricket Club, and has also served on the board of the Scottish Women’s Football Association. She has also represented Dumfries in hockey and is currently a Scottish Masters squash champion. Sue works as a renal physician at Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary.