Conor Danes
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Name: Conor Danes

Role: Business Development Executive

Department: Commercial

Years at Leicestershire: I've just started - November 2020


About you - shutter mode

Describe yourself in three words. Hardworking. Honest. Reliable.

Where are you from? Leicester.

What is a fun fact about you? I can impersonate various sporting celebrities! Only the lucky few get to hear though!

Do you have any pets? Cockapoo dog.

What is your favourite food? Give me whatever, I will eat it!

If you could travel anywhere in the world [before COVID-19], where would you go? Caribbean Islands.


Life at Leicestershire County Cricket Club

Summarise Leicestershire CCC in three words: Motivated. Supportive. Successful.

Summarise your role in 50 words: My role is to work to grow the club's partners and sponsors to encourage them to become part of the the Foxes Family. I'm going to be overseeing a new and exciting package coming into play for 2021, the Foxes Boundary Club, I'm finalising the details and I can't wait to get started on discussing this with potential new partners. I'll also be looking after Player Sponsors to partner local businesses with the Running Foxes. It is fantastic to get businesses involved in Leicestershire County Cricket Club, I'm so focused to explore how we can build successful and lasting relationships!

What are your current top priorities in your role? Name 3: Speaking to businesses, being commercial minded, salesmanship.

What is your favourite memory from on the pitch? Watching Abdul Razzaq destroy teams with a bat.

Who is your Leicestershire Foxes favourite player? Past or present: James Taylor - I would have loved to be a young lad with his talent.


A bit more about you

What is your favourite holiday destination? At home or abroad? Spain, hot all year round!

Apart from cricket, do you watch any other sports? I'm a huge Luton Town fan!

If you could invite any 3 celebrities to dinner who would it be and why?  Liam Gallagher, Bobby Moore and Winston Churchill.

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time? Attempting to keep fit! I also like to play golf (badly) in the summer.


Looking ahead to 2021

In your role what are your main goals for 2021? Name 3: Complete my task of no empty spaces in the Foxes Boundary Club. Gain as many player sponsors as I can. Be a part of LCCC in the 2022 season.

Who are you most looking forward to watching on the pitch next season? Everyone! Hopefully we can carry on our performances from 2020 and go to the next performance level.

How are you planning and preparing for 2021 and the new cricket season? I am giving 110% in my role; I will make sure I complete my task!

What are you most looking forward to in 2021? Hopefully, a fresh start for all people. We could all use some positivity after 2020!