Wellbeing through sport is our mission!
Team Police and PSUK are passionate about promoting sport and physical activity in our police forces. We share this passion with many like-minded organisations and individuals who are keen to show their support for this important cause. Our series of webinars aims to get the conversation going between Policing leaders and other organisations who consider sporting activity as an essential element to wellbeing in the police.
TeamPolice wouldn’t be able to our hold June webinar without the help of a sponsor and we are delighted that Anatomap will be supporting ‘Anyone for Cricket?’ which will be focussing on all things Cricket; from how to attract new participants, to what TeamPolice can do to support the sport moving forward. We are pleased to announce that as well as our sponsor Simon France, CEO of Anatomap, the panel will consist of some key movers and shakers in the police cricketing world including; Chief Constable Simon Cole, Leicestershire and Chair of Police Cricket, Chief Constable Lucy D’Orsi, British Transport Police and Vice Chair of Police Cricket and British Police Team Cricket Captains Mandy McGachie and Mick Martin.
Why not visit our YouTube channel to listen to updates from the first British Police Women’s Cricket tour.
If you have an interest in British Police Cricket and would you like to join the conversation, register for your free place now.
Would you like to join the conversation on 15th June 2021?
YOUR PANEL ON THE 15th JUNE
Simon Cole QPM
Chief Constable Leicestershire
Chair of Police Cricket
Simon Cole QPM took up his position as Chief Constable of Leicestershire in June 2010.
Having been educated in Market Bosworth, Northampton, Oadby and Colchester, Simon joined West Midlands Police on the Graduate Entry Scheme. He worked in Birmingham in various uniform roles, as well as being Staff Officer to the Chief Constable and a Detective Inspector in West Bromwich. Simon rank jumped to promotion as Operations Superintendent in Handsworth, before becoming Commander of Dudley South Operational Command Unit. Simon joined Hampshire Constabulary in 2003 as Assistant Chief Constable and was promoted to Deputy Chief Constable in 2008.
Simon led nationally for National Police Chief’s Council on disability issues until March 2016 and between April 2012 and March 2019 Simon was Chairman of what is now The National Police Chiefs’ Council Local Policing and Partnerships Coordinating Committee.
In 2014 Simon was very proud to be awarded the Queen’s Police Medal in the New Year’s Honours List, and was touched to be awarded an Honorary Doctor of Arts by De Montfort University.
Chief Constable British Transport Police
Vice Chair of Police Cricket
Lucy D’Orsi joined the Metropolitan Police Service in 1992. She was in charge of the police response to London’s largest fire of 2006, in Beaufort Park, Hendon, and has headed special operations relating to illegal weapons. She moved from Enfield to be Chief Superintendent and Borough Commander in Hammersmith and Fulham from March 2011 to March 2014 after which she was promoted to Commander in East London.
On the 3rd December 2020, the British Transport Police Authority announced that Lucy D’Orsi would be the next Chief Constable of the British Transport Police. She will take over the role from February 2021.
Our Webinar Sponsor
Simon Franc is the CEO of Anatomap, a UKAS accredited technology company, focused on building apps which empower victims, enhance evidence, boost conviction rates and increase public confidence.
As well as being the Founder of Anatomap, Simon is also the CEO of Forensic Equity, a leading independent Forensic Science Service Provider.
Simon is a proud member of the Leaders Council of Great Britain & Northern Ireland and in 2020 contributed to the Parliamentary Review.
Simon is incredibly passionate about justice and public safety and ensuring that those who look after us are themselves looked after; supporting their wellbeing through sport given that ultimately, we are all part of the same team.
Police Cricket Mens Captain
I have been part of the Policing Family for just over 13 years now, I joined Gwent back in 2008 when I became a Police Community Support Officer covering Chepstow. I have been playing the game since I was 6 years old and have representative cricket in my local area of Newport since I was 15. In my years in university I played the Cardiff UCCE and travelled around the country playing against some very fine cricketers. I became part of the South Wales and Gwent team in 2012 where we won the National Final. I was fortunate enough to score a hundred in that game and catch the eye of the national selectors. The following year I was part of the second week of British Police Tour and was lucky to get a few scores and wickets and have been part of British Police since that year. In 2016 I had the honour of becoming British Police Captain and look forward to the tours every year.
Submit questions to the panel
if you cannot attend the webinar but have a burning question you would like to ask, then email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try to get you an answer on the night.
Police Cricket Ladies Captain
My love of cricket started as a child as I went along with my dad every weekend. Playing cricket on the sidelines with the boys never phased me and when the chance to play for a ladies team (aged about 14) came along I grabbed it. I played County cricket as a junior for both Middlesex and Surrey and naturally progressed into senior cricket developing as an opening bat, the highlight being a century on the first day of the County Championships. Upon joining the Metropolitan Police Cadets in 1989 I was keen to be part of the cricket team, despite being met with reservations that women can’t play cricket. The annual Commissioner v Cadet’s cricket match was a highlight. The then Commissioner, Sir Peter Imbert, arriving for the match at Hendon via helicopter. I was part of the Kingston Police cricket team, little did I know that this would lead to a marriage proposal and 27 years later we are still going strong. My own cricket flourished and I was in and out of the England Ladies Cricket training squads for a number of years before children came along. Despite retiring from the Met last year I am now involved in the Police recruit pathway. It is a true honour to be asked to Captain the BPCC Ladies team. This is a great opportunity to lay the early foundations for the ladies section for many years to come.
Joining the webinar is easy …
The webinar will be hosted over the Zoom platform. Many of us have been using Zoom during lockdown to exchange with family, friends and colleagues. We do hope it will be straightforward for you to get on the call. That being said, we do recommend joining our call between 5-10 minutes beforehand to familiarise yourself with the technology. For those who wish to test their “gear” in advance, Zoom has made available a test function. This is especially useful if you plan to call from behind a corporate firewall. Many of these may block non-corporate tools like Zoom.
Anatomap is a UKAS accredited technology company. Our first SaaS app, Injury Capture, provides a new method of reporting crime, which we believe will revolutionise both the victim experience and policing lifecycle.
Victims, their friends and relatives and the wider public can now use the Injury Capture app to record and report violent crime, including assault, domestic abuse and sexual offences. They can record and securely store legally admissible forensic evidence in just a few minutes. Evidence which can then be used to support a swift investigation and prosecution.
We’re empowering victims, enhancing evidence, boosting conviction rates and building trust.
REPORTS FROM PREVIOUS WEBINARS
Report from our June webinar which discussed all things Cricket.
Report from our April webinar debating the value of teamsports to everyone’s wellbeing.
Report from our February webinar discussing ‘Sport for all. How can we better promote physical activity for everyone in the Policing family?’