Western Storm are excited to announce Dan Helesfay as the new Senior Regional Talent Manager.
Dan joins Storm today to take up the new role and will primarily be responsible for the planning and delivery of the new Western Storm Academy. He will support players with the potential to play for Western Storm in the future as well as having a close handle on the talent across the South West and Wales.
Regional Director of Women’s Cricket Lisa Pagett said: “I’m really thrilled to be working with Dan in this hugely important role. Dan brings with him a real passion for developing youngsters and an extensive knowledge of the women and girls’ game from both a coaching perspective and talent ID perspective.
A big contributor to the future success of Western Storm will be the construction and delivery of a top quality academy programme that develops the exciting talent we have in the region and I have no doubt that Dan will do a great job in building relationships with counties to ensure our best youngsters in the region get the support they need to excel.”
Dan joins Storm from Millfield School where he led the girl’s cricket programmes and worked with numerous County players from across the region. Dan is no stranger to the women’s game; he is a level 3 coach and has experience at the top end of women’s cricket having been the assistant coach for Surrey Stars in the Kia Super League. He has also worked as an ECB Talent Scout in the girl’s game as well as being involved as a coach in England Development programmes.
Following his appointment, Dan Helesfay said: “I am very excited to be starting with Western Storm and supporting the next generation of cricketers from the south west of England. It is such an exciting time to be involved in the growth of women and girl’s cricket in England and Wales, and I feel privileged to be given the opportunity to make a difference going forwards.”
Dan’s time will be spent between his Bristol base and being on the road throughout the whole region. Western Storm are excited to start working with Dan in supporting and developing academy players for a future in the women’s game.