Alexia Walker, The Aldridge Cricket Academy Director has been named the Head Coach of Sussex Women ahead of the 2019 season.
Being the most capped player in Sussex Women’s history, Walker won six County Championships during a playing career that lasted more than 20 years.
Having previously been director of cricket at Brighton College and the Cricket Performance Manager at Loughborough University, she has been director of cricket at the Aldridge Cricket Academy since 2013. She will perform the role of Head Coach of Sussex Women alongside her responsibilities with the Aldridge Cricket Academy.
Commenting on her latest appointment, Walker said: “It is an absolute honour to be named head coach of the Sussex Women’s team. Having been involved in various capacities with Sussex Cricket for 25 years, this is one of the most important roles I have undertaken, and I am very proud.
“To get the opportunity to work with such a talented and committed group of players is incredibly exciting. The team, led superbly by Georgia [Adams, Sussex Women’s captain], set the marker last season for the type of cricket they can play and I know they are all very determined to keep on winning and inspiring the younger Sussex players.
“With England representation and nine players involved in the Kia Super League this summer, Sussex continue to have a proven track record of developing outstanding players. The appointment of Ian Cox to oversee the development of the younger players and as my assistant only strengthens this infrastructure even further. Together, we are both really looking forward to helping Sussex achieve even more.”
The Aldridge Foundation works closely in partnership with Sussex Cricket and the state of the art facility, The Sir Rod Aldridge Cricket Centre, is the home of all Sussex Womens Cricket. The appointment of Walker only continues to strengthen the link forged between Aldridge and Sussex with a very exciting year ahead.