Dame Sarah Storey excited to make impact as new Lancashire president

Dame Sarah Storey, Britain’s most decorated Paralympian, has accepted the “incredible honour” of becoming Lancashire’s next president.

Manchester-born Storey, who has won a record 17 Paralympic gold medals, was nominated unanimously by the Red Rose board and has agreed to take on a two-year term at Emirates Old Trafford.

The 46-year-old will take over from long-term incumbent Sir Howard Bernstein, pending ratification at the forthcoming annual general meeting, with a brief to bring her experiences of elite women’s sport to the running of the club.

She will combine the post with her other regional roles as active travel commissioner for Greater Manchester and visiting professor at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Storey said: “It is an incredible honour to have been asked by the Lancashire cricket board to become the club’s next President and follow in Sir Howard’s significant footsteps. As a kid, I recall many happy memories watching the Red Rose with my family.

“As a member and fan, to have this opportunity to serve this great club and bring my experience to bear is very exciting. The next two years – and beyond – are going to be hugely exciting for everyone connected with Lancashire.

Storey has won 18 Paralympic gold medals.
Storey has won 17 Paralympic gold medals (Tim Goode/PA)

“I also want to support the club in its objective to make Lancashire Cricket the most welcoming and inclusive cricket club in the country.”

Lancashire cricket chair Andy Anson added: “Sarah is an outstanding candidate for the presidency, with a peerless record as Britain’s most successful Paralympian.

“Having someone of Dame Sarah’s calibre and first-hand experience of high-performance elite sport on board will offer invaluable support to both our men’s and women’s squads.”

– Advertisement –
– Advertisement –