Today Women’s Sport Trust announced finalist for the 2016 ‘Be a Game Changer’ Awards.
Ebony has made the shortlist for finalist alongside some other brilliant candidates. Voting is open until the 1st May. If you would like to vote for Ebony, please click here to register your support.
Women’s Sports Trust Biography – Ambassador of Sport Awards
Ebony Rainford-Brent is a former English cricketer who has gone on to become the Director of Women’s Cricket at Surrey CCC and a pundit for the BBC flagship radio programme, Test Match Special. The first black woman to play for the England team, Rainford-Brent also captained the Surrey Women’s team.
Since Ebony’s appointment as the Director of Women’s Cricket at Surrey CCC, she has worked tirelessly to increase the awareness and support for women and girls’ cricket. This includes her championing of the Lord’s Taverners and the Chance to Shine initiative which has given half a million young girls in state schools the chance to play cricket.
Ebony’s role as one of the first female pundits on the BBC’s Test Match Special programme has given her a platform to demonstrate her knowledge and enthusiasm – and most importantly be a trailblazer for other women who want to work in sport.
On being a commentator Ebony says: “Initially, it was daunting but now I don’t feel like a ‘female commentator’, I’m just a commentator. Still, you realise when you speak to young women who want to get into journalism and broadcasting, just how important it is to have women in these roles.”