About the JCA

JCA Board & Staff

Honorary Member

  • President  Makoto Yamada

Board

  • Chair           Anthony Aram
  • Director      Kenta Aoshima
  • Director      Keiko Haneda
  • Director      Koji Horigome
  • Director      Chris Thurgate

Auditor

  • Auditor     Toru Utsugi

Staff

CEO

  • Naoki Alex Miyaji
    Role: Oversees the Head Office and its operations.
    Responsible Projects: Managing the JCA Office, Stakeholder Relations, Building relationships within Cities of Cricket, JCA Strategy

Head of Cricket Operations

  • Alan Curr
    Role: Manages Cricket operations and supports the CEO along with the Office Manager.
    Responsible Projects: Managing Cricket operations, Staff Exchange Partnerships, Embassy Cup, PR/Fan Development, South Kanto Region

Office Manager

  • Makoto Kubota
    Role: Manages administrative and financial operations and supports the CEO along with the Head of Cricket Operations.
    Responsible Projects: Managing Administration, Administration and Accounting support for Regional Associations, Office environment, Organisation Development, Compliance

High Performance Manager

  • Simon Dart
    Role: Manages High Performance and Education programmes.
    Responsible Projects: National Teams/Squads/Academy, Staff Exchange Partnershps

Community Cricket Manager

  • Dhugal Bedingfield
    Role: Develops Competition Structures and Player Pathways. Assists with managing of cricket events.
    Responsible Projects: Competition Schedule, Ground Booking Management, Japan Premier League, Japan Cricket League Committee Support, Japan Cup National Finals, Japan Cup Regional Committee Support, Japan Under 15 / Under 19 League, Annual Awards, Social Cricket, Hokkaido, East Kanto, Hokushinetsu, Tokai, and Kyushyu Regions

Junior Participation Coordinator

  • Naotsune Bebe Miyaji
    Role: Develops Junior Participation Programs and “Cities of Cricket” in targeted locations.
    Responsible Projects: Cricket Blast Programme, Akishima Supporter Club, University League Support, School Curriculum, West Kanto Region, CRICKET FOR SMILES

Business Development Coordinator

  • Mary Haruka Valentine
    Role: Manages Fee for Service programmes such as the JCA run Jr Clubs. Assists in Stakeholder Relations and Communication.
    Responsible Projects: Sano Jr Club, Akishima Jr Club, Kawasaki Jr Club, Stakeholder Relations

Administration Officer

  • Yukiko Motojima
    Role: Delivers administrative and financial operations.
    Responsible Projects: General Administration, Accounting, Membership (Player) Registration, Office Environment

Sano Development Officer

  • Yuto Sato
    Role: Delivers cricket operations in developing Sano as a City of Cricket.
    Responsible Projects: Sano Cricket Blast, Sano Supporter Club, Sano Social League, National U15/U19 League, Embassy Cup, North Kanto and Kanto Regions

Sano Administration Officer

  • Masami Fujita
    Role: Delivers administrative operations in developing Sano as a City of Cricket.
    Responsible Projects: Sano Supporter Club

Akishima Development Officer

  • Chelsea Moscript
    Role: Delivers cricket operations in developing Akishima as a City of Cricket.
    Responsible Projects: Akishima Cricket Blast, Edogawa Cricket Blast, Akishima Jr Club, Kawasaki Jr Club, J-BASH

Sano Ground Keeper

  • Yoshitaka Uehara
    Role: Maintains and develops the cricket grounds in Sano.
    Responsible Projects: Maintenance of Cricket Grounds in Sano

Fuji Ground Manager

  • Jarrad Shearer
    Role: Maintains and develops the cricket grounds in Fuji.
    Responsible Projects: Maintenance of Cricket Grounds in Fuji