30 Jul, 2021
Charlotte Edwards, four-time Ashes winner, former England captain, and the first female chief of the Professional Cricketers’ Association is backing Southampton’s bid to become UK City of Culture in 2025.
Edwards captained The England Womens’ Team between 2005 and 2016 and is their all-time leading run-scorer across all formats; she amassed over 10,000 runs between 1996 and 2016. Edwards made more than 300 international appearances and is now head coach at The Southern Vipers and Southern Brave.
“Southampton is obsessed with sport, from the grassroots to the elite; with Southampton Football Club, and here at Hampshire Cricket. part of my role here is to inspire the next generation of boys and girls to play sport. I think Southampton has an amazing chance of winning this bid- it’s a young, diverse, vibrant city with so much to offer”.