Cricket Illawarra to develop an exciting strategy to grow female cricket participation in Greater Illawarra, Australia

Cricket NSW and Cricket Illawarra have joined hands to develop an integrated strategy to grow female cricket participation in the Greater Illawarra.

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Under this strategy, the female-only school cup gala days will be introduced to increase school participation. Also, Cricket Illawarra with the support of Sydney Thunder women’s social leagues will run a club-based Thunder girls cricket league competition and a senior women’s competition.

Cricket NSW area manager for southern NSW, Martin Gleeson said, “While the female talent pathway in the Illawarra has been well established over the past few years, a participation-based pathway has not yet been fully implemented. To address this and to establish a sustainable local pathway to provide playing opportunities for women and girls of all ages and abilities, a planning meeting was held to understand the current female cricket status, plan for the 2019/20 season and determine responsibilities and accountabilities.”

“The upcoming ICC Women’s World T20 provides a fantastic promotional base to inspire more women and girls to actively participate in our great game,” he added.