QUEEN'S College cricket is set to get a further boost as it welcomes Mrs Caroline Foster as the new Head of Cricket from March 2022.

Head teacher, Mr Julian Noad said: “We are incredibly excited to have Caroline joining us this term, bringing her vast experience and knowledge to a very talented coaching team at Queen's.

Caroline's playing experience includes countless international caps, coaching the Western Storm in The Hundred last Summer, and scores of a 100 or more against some of the best teams in world cricket, earning recognition from the MCC at Lords.

She will take up her new position at Queen’s immediately after the half term break.

"Undoubtedly Caroline will be a wonderful role model for both the girls and boys at the College as she looks to continue developing our impressive whole school cricket programme," Noad said.

"I am also looking forward to working closely with Caroline as we push ahead with increasing participation and ability levels amongst the girls."

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Caroline Foster has an impressive cricket CV having played in 9 Test matches, 58 One Day Internationals, and 19 Twenty20 Internationals for England between 2001 and 2011.

At county level, Caroline primarily played for Sussex, before ending her career with Somerset.

She also spent two Women's National Cricket League seasons with South Australia.

After the appointment, Caroline said: "I have always admired the culture and supportive community at Queen’s, in particular the attitude and approach to sport.

“At Queen’s, aspiring athletes receive top coaching, maximum opportunities to play, building their skills and growing their talent.

"For others, it’s maybe more about building a positive relationship with sports and learning about themselves and their limits. Either way, sports provide a break from the stresses of life and academic study, which in turn supports the wellbeing of the student and contributes enormously to classroom success."