Chance to Shine has been taking cricket into State Schools for nearly ten years now and Alison is delighted to be hosting their Annual Achievement Awards on Thursday 6th November. More details here
Alison is honoured to be hosting the 3rd Annual Women of the Future Summit, to be held at the London Hilton on Park Lane, on Tues 28th October. A global forum for future leaders, it is sure to be an inspirational day. More details here
Alison recently hosted the ECB England Cricketer of the Year Awards in the Long Room at Lord’s. The prestigious event is attended by the senior England men’s and women’s teams, as well as administrators, sponsors and journalists, with Ian Bell and Charlotte Edwards the top award winners. The night was deemed a huge success, helped by Alison having a good rapport with guests on stage, and creating a convivial atmosphere despite the men’s team enduring a torrid winter in Australia.
Between June and September Alison will pick up her long standing cricket duties as part of the BBC’s Test Match Special team, commentating and reporting on Test, ODI, T20 and women’s cricket; she will be part of the BBC TV and Radio 5 Live commentary teams at Wimbledon, having already commentated on the climax of the French Open; she returns as a member of 5 Live’s on-course commentary team at The Open golf; and she will cover gymnastics for 5 Live at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Alison has been named the Sports Journalists’ Association Sports Broadcaster of the Year for 2013. The award was presented at the British Sport Journalism Awards at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London’s Covent Garden. Alison becomes only the second woman to win the award and she was nominated alongside Clare Balding, David Lloyd, Simon Brotherton, Mike Costello and Stan Collymore.