The reputation of Worcestershire in being a club that provides opportunities to young players continues to grow. Almost a decade ago the club made a conscious effort to invest in developing home grown players. The club has done this in conjunction with support from local schools, satellite academies and the Worcestershire Cricket Board. The academy programme overseen for over a decade by Damian D’Oliveira and now Elliot Wilson continues to identify and develop players from across the region. The close links with surrounding counties provide opportunities for players from across the region to access high quality support.