Bucks Cricket's Head of Pathway, Jason Rance is to the leave the organisation on Thursday 20th April, after 8 years on the staff and 4.5 years in his current role.
Message from Jason Rance:
After much deliberation I have decided to leave Bucks Cricket. Since having my 2 daughters working evenings and weekends has been challenging for family life. Although Bucks Cricket have been brilliant in supporting me, I haven’t been able to find the right balance and therefore I have come to this difficult decision.
I will be putting the tracksuit away and moving into a completely different industry as Account Manager for an AV distribution company.
There are so many thank you’s I would like to make but for the sake of page space I’ve narrowed it down to the following. Firstly, the Bucks staff for making the job so enjoyable. I believe they are a great team and will continue to grow the game in all areas. Parents, I appreciate all your support and the sacrifices you make in getting your sons and daughters up and down the county/country! Players, you’ve made my job so much fun and I will really miss coaching you. There’s so much talent in the county and I will follow your progress with great interest. Finally, Rich Hudson for believing in me to take Bucks Pathway Cricket forward, I have been very lucky to have you as a boss and I’ve made a great mate through the game.
From entering the pathway at u14 and playing up to the 1st team to working full time in various roles for the past 8 years I’ve loved every minute. It’s fantastic to see how far the pathway and organisation has come over those years. I leave knowing that Bucks Cricket is in a great place and I really appreciate all of your efforts. Most of all I will cherish the friendships I’ve made in the role and I hope to bump into you around a boundary somewhere in the future. All the best, Jase
Comment from Bucks Cricket Managing Director, Richard Hudson:
It is a huge shame for Bucks Cricket that Jason is moving on, but we fully understand that it is the right decision for him and his family. He has had a fantastic impact on Bucks Cricket across all of his tenure, but particularly in developing the player pathway over the past few years.
The Emerging Players Programme, with its links to professional teams, has gone from strength to strength - with five boys now on the Northants CCC Academy and one more recently signing a rookie pro deal, and three girls on the Southern Vipers EPP.
Furthermore, he has embedded our values of enjoyment, improvement, opportunity and looking for long-term measures of success, across the whole pathway and developed a strong team of coaches.
Jason is a great person as well as a great coach and we know that he will be a success in the next step in his career . We hope that we see him back involved with Bucks Cricket again in the future.