Newly appointed CEO for Samoan Cricket
The announcement this week of the appointment of a full time CEO to the Samoan English cricket association (SECA) is fantastic news for the growing sport in Samoa.
This form of cricket has been played in Samoa for many years but the local version of cricket (kirrikiti) has been far more popular in villages.
In the past three years the sport has seen rapid growth through the groundbreaking work of its strong committee and the development of the game through the Australian youth ambassador (AYAD) program.
The newly appointed CEO is current Australian volunteer Tina Macumber who in her twelve months with the association has been a brilliant asset and organizer for the sport.
Tina’s enthusiasm, skills and knowledge of the game has assisted in the tremendous and rapid growth of the game in Samoa.
Tina is an Australian and proud Victorian from Melbourne and is an accomplished cricketer and Aussie rules player.
Her love and knowledge of both games is exemplary and she brings an array of talents to the Samoan English cricket association board.
Tina is also a passionate Hawthorn Hawks supporter in the AFL.
Tina’s energy, personality, creativity and style should enable her to bring the game to unseen heights in this country and possibly see the great nation of Samoa one day playing test cricket against the worlds best.
With strong relationships made with the sports leading bodies and partner organizations Samoan cricket looks set to have many more touring clubs and visits from around the globe.
Seca has its eye set on achieving the next level of recognized status in world cricket by the ICC and with the support of the Auckland cricket association are well on their way to achieving this dream.
The support of the Prime Minister has been paramount to the growth of the game in communities and villages.
Tina and her predecessor Andrew Knott have done fantastic work with the national development of the game as well as in management and program design.
Highlights over the last 12 months have been success at the South pacific games and a national men’s touring side to New Zealand earlier this year.
With Tina’s appointment and abilities there is sure to be many more success stories related to Samoan cricket.
Last Modified on 04/08/2008 14:57