Ben White - Director (Youth)
I am the current 1st XI captain at Shanklin & Godshill and have been at the club since I was very young.
I am in my final year of a PE and Sports Coaching degree at the University of Chichester. From September I will be starting a teacher training year based on the Isle of Wight.
I have represented and captained the IWCB county teams throughout the age groups, most successfully at U17 level, and now play for the senior team. I understand the system and have endured my fair share of defeats. I hope to encourage as many juniors to get involved in cricket as I can, through both clubs and the county set up.
It is vital that we offer as much cricket to our players at the standard that suits them best, whilst at the same time supporting their development.
I appreciate the importance of the role and aim to provide a strong link between the cricket board and my club.
I think good communication between the board and clubs will allow us to provide a more enjoyable and inclusive cricketing experience for all. It would be my first year on the board and I hope I can offer a youthful and honest opinion.