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Former Warwickshire man aspires to enter the world of business.
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Ex-Warwickshire fast bowler Recordo Gordon has taken the initiative in preparing for life after professional cricket, although he still harbours hopes of returning to play at the highest level in the near future.
Gordon, 28, was released by his home county at the end of the 2016 season, having appeared in 43 fixtures and taken over 50 wickets for the Bears across the three major formats.
Since then, Gordon has wasted no time in preparing himself for life after cricket. The Jamaica-born man has attained his ECB Level 2 coaching badge, as well as working a sales job for security company Verisure.
Now, the qualified coach is dipping his toe into the world of business, and is looking to follow a career path in that sector should a return to professional cricket not materialise. To aid in this, Gordon recently attended the 2019 PCA Futures Conference, a two-day event which aims to equip PCA members with the skills they need to succeed in the world outside of cricket.
During the 2019 conference, which saw a record number of attendees, Gordon made the most of the networking opportunities available to him, as well as attending a number of lectures and seminars which outlined what it takes to succeed in the world of business.
“Cricket-wise, my aspiration is definitely to get back into the professional game, but I’ve definitely got my eye on laying the foundations for life after cricket,” Gordon explains.
“I’ve been getting my head stuck into a lot of things since I stopped playing cricket. I like to keep my options open but now I feel like I’m narrowing it down a lot more.
“It’s been three years since I’ve been out of contract from Warwickshire so I went straight into coaching and got my ECB Level 2 badge.
“I’m very passionate about cricket and coaching in particular, but at the heart of me there’s a businessman there too.
“I’m particularly keen to understand business start-ups, the marketing side of things, as well as the financial planning.
“Cricket is the one thing I can’t live without, but deep inside me there’s a tycoon wanting to come out.”