Catena teams up with Derbyshire CCC to celebrate women’s sport

A new Catena Cricket event is set to come to the region after Derbyshire CCC entered into a partnership with nationwide “business dating service” The Catena Network.

The event, on 20th January, will run from 6-8pm and will be held in the Members Suite in the 3aaa Pavilion at Derbyshire County Cricket Club.

The speaker will be Danielle Sellwood of the Womens Sports Trust. 2016 is being touted as the year when women’s sport will finally break through and get the recognition it deserves. It’s Olympic and Paralympic year too and after the huge success of London 2012, we can expect unprecedented coverage across a multitude of sports.

Danielle Sellwood of the Women’s Sport Trust will speak about the progress women’s sport has made in the past four years, plus who and what to look out for in 2016. Danielle will also present a trailblazing project planned for the East Midlands area, which aims to celebrate and promote sports women in the local community.

The project, called Sport Is Beautiful: Local Heroes, involves inspiring photography and film, a high profile exhibition and unprecedented coverage plus freely available assets available to all schools and clubs in the area.

Danielle said: “The profile of women’s sport is growing year on year and in this Olympic year we hope that finally women’s sporting achievements will be given equal coverage. Women’s Sport Trust projects give the opportunity for brands to get involved in not only supporting this emerging trend, but also to benefit from it as this critical point and be part of a trail-blazing movement.

“I hope people will be inspired and excited by the presentation and at the very least come away with the inside scoop on who to watch as well as when and where to watch women’s sport in 2016.”

This is the latest event in the Catena Cricket series. Catena is an independent networking business, building relationships with businesses across the country by partnering with County Cricket Clubs.

Catena, which has 163 members and has seen transactions between these members top the £750,000 mark since it was set up in September 2013, currently has six county cricket clubs signed up as part of a specialist offshoot – Catena Cricket.

Claire Bicknell, founder of Catena, said: “I am keen to put together a network that works to assist businesses build relationships across the UK.

“I think that all business owners will appreciate that the good times are precarious so if there is an opportunity for businesses to develop relationships with businesses outside their immediate region that may protect a trade in the future.”

Ryan Duckett, business development manager at Derbyshire CCC, said: Ryan Duckett, Commercial Director at Derbyshire CCC, said: “We want to welcome as many businesses in to the cricket club as possible to sample the facilities on offer at the 3aaa County Ground.

I feel the back drop of cricket offers a unique space for business’s to meet, be creative and develop new opportunities and we are delighted to be working in partnership with Catena.”

Please email Claire Bicknell ( if you would like to attend this event and include the names and contact details of any guests you would like to invite.

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