Catz Student to coach Argentinian National Cricket team during Year Abroad

Catz Student to coach Argentinian National Cricket team during Year Abroad

Sian Kelly (2014, Modern Languages & Linguistics) has represented Oxford in Football and Cricket varsity matches during the past year and the double Blue is delighted to have secured the opportunity to work as the manager of the Argentinian women’s cricket team, Los Flamingos, during her year abroad next year.

Sian will fly out in early September to work with the team in preparation for the South American Championships in Rio de Janeiro in October. She will also be going into local schools and clubs in Buenos Aires to lead and assist with coaching sessions. After her varsity successes, Sian hopes to continue to play both cricket and football whilst she is in Argentina.

In Michaelmas term, Sian was part of the Oxford women's football team that enjoyed a 1-0 victory over Cambridge. Sian commented, “Varsity was a real highlight of what was a successful season. I also joint-captained the St Catz women's football team with Ellie Jarman (2014, Chemistry), where we won the league we had just been promoted to. Therefore, I suppose we can call ourselves the best women's college football team in Oxford!”

Meanwhile, this Trinity Term both Sian and fellow Catz student Sarah Attril (2014, Biological Sciences) hope to repeat the Oxford University Women's Cricket Club records they set last summer, with Sian scoring 127* in the T20 varsity and Sarah scoring 141* in the 50 over match.

Oxford hosted Cambridge in the Cricket T20 Varsity on 20th May in University Parks and will play them in the 50 over Varsity match at Lords on 1st July.