A new Women’s Club named the Tairawhiti Women’s Cricket Club has opened in New Zealand. The key aims of the club are to have girls’ teams in all Poverty Bay’s junior competitions, help the game to grow and create better pathways for aspiring female cricketers.
At the senior level, the plan is to field a women’s team once again in the Super City competition.
Club’s Head Coach Mel Knight said that earlier, some teams were aligned to schools, but in reality, they were largely composite teams. Bringing them together under one club would be tidier, she hoped.
The club has four Northern Districts age-group representatives in its ranks. “They have the potential to go a long way if they continue their development, and a few more could be knocking on the door this season,” Knight said. “We hope to keep Poverty Bay well represented in female age-group teams for many years to come,” she added.
She further informed that the Tairawhiti club was seeking sponsors and anyone wanting to contribute to growing women’s game could contact her at Makaraka School.
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