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King’s Stanley’s Katy wins cricket accolade

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By Steve Hill

KATY Babbage’s dedication and hard work behind the scenes at King’s Stanley has been recognised with the presentation of the Gloucestershire Cricket Foundation’s latest Volunteer of the Month award.

Katy only joined the village club in February, taking on the role of secretary at a time when it was experiencing a number of administrative issues off the field.

But in the months since she has helped King’s Stanley take great strides forward and been instrumental in a dramatic change in fortunes.

On the pitch the senior side are top of the Stroud & District Premier League whilst they have increased their junior numbers by running the All Stars programme, aimed at youngsters aged from five to eight, for the first time.

Chair Gavin Dean said: “Katy has tackled all tasks professionally and with great dedication and the club is now on a much sounder footing for it. 

“Katy is also playing a major role with the new youth set up as well as with our sponsors. She was even in attendance all day Saturday making the drinks and providing after-match food for the players.

“She absolutely deserves to be rewarded for contributions that have helped turn our club around.”

Katy said: “I am delighted to win the award, supporting King’s Stanley Cricket Club and giving back to the local community. Watching it grow week on week has been fantastic.”

Katy received a £100 voucher for restaurant chain Côte from GCF Workforce Development Officer Gareth Dawson who added: “It’s great to see King’s Stanley moving forward after a difficult period.

“Katy has played a major role in their upturn, and she fully deserves our latest monthly award.”

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