PCA and Epic signal ‘landmark’ four-year partnership
The Skilled Cricketers’ Association and Epic Hazard Administration have signed a “landmark” 4-yr partnership which will give a ‘first-of-its-kind’ settlement in cricket.
As section of the offer, each Epic and the PCA will deliver gambling recognition instructional programmes across the entirety of its members and for all women’s county and location squads.
The sessions will kind aspect of the PCA’s Personal Development and Welfare Programme – a personalised help assistance which allows persons to to excel and develop sustainable overall performance inside and exterior of cricket.
“We are delighted to continue on our get the job done with the Qualified Cricketers’ Affiliation,” claims Patrick Foster, director of Uk and relaxation of the planet at Epic Threat Management.
“In 2021 we have been ready to present periods for the county academies and women’s regional groups, conducting these sessions digitally throughout lockdown and more not too long ago in man or woman.
“The first responses from players has been really encouraging, with the squads showing excellent fascination in the very important concept we have been providing they’ve requested loads of pertinent concerns and shown a large amount of being familiar with how crucial an problem it is.
“We’re specifically happy to have been providing these sessions to the women’s regional groups, which is an vital move for all parties as the profile and reward of their competitiveness grows. We’re delighted with this start out and wanting ahead to extending our partnership into the long run.”
Consisting of four steps, the very first yr will see the gambling awareness educational programme supplied to all county academies and women’s regional groups, the second will see all county experienced squads and rookie camps offered the programme, the 3rd will give for all county academies, women’s region teams and rookie camp, with the last yr of the partnership giving all county specialist squads and rookie camps with the instructional provider.
The programme is mentioned to support players’ welfare and wellbeing by promotion, prevention and intervention strategies, this sort of as delivering gambling harm recognition training.
Ian Thomas, director of member companies at the PCA, extra: “We are delighted to grow our partnership with Epic Danger Administration in the initially settlement of its kind.
“We have worked extensively with Epic in the previous and the high quality of training delivery has constantly been of the greatest typical, so we seem ahead to this partnership continuing in an official capability for the following 4 several years, including providing education to ladies cricketers for the really first time.
“The welfare of our customers is usually our initial precedence, so it is crucial that we make all skilled cricketers, as well as academy gamers, informed of the psychological health and fitness implications that recreational gambling can pose with guidance from Epic Danger Management.”