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Start a Sixers Girls Cricket League team and you could win

22 May 2017

All new applications through the GCG program for a Sixers Girls Cricket League team will go into the draw to win a coaching session from one of our WBBL players.

All new applications through the Growing Cricket for Girls program for a Sixers Girls Cricket League team will go into the draw to win a coaching session from one of our WBBL players.

To enter the draw, all you need to do is make sure you register your team by the June 6th closing date.

For the second successive year clubs, associations and schools in the Sydney Sixers region can capitalise on the rapid growth in cricket participation for females through the hugely successful Growing Cricket for Girls Fund.

Associations, clubs, schools and State and Regional School Sporting Associations can apply until 6 June 2017 for grants of up to $5000 a year over two years as part of a ground breaking funding initiative for female sport that in year one proved to be an instant hit with more than 500 girls’ teams joining more than 40 new girls’ competitions around Australia.

One such success story was the Sixers Girls Cricket League which has seen participation double since 2015/16 and providing a pathway for young females wanting to take up the game.

Cricket Australia in partnership with the Commonwealth Bank established the fund to directly support local cricket associations, cricket clubs and secondary schools across the country to develop new girl’s competitions and grow established competitions.

“We are very grateful for the support from principal partner Commonwealth Bank," said Cricket Australia CEO Mr James Sutherland.

"Thanks to the Bank’s commitment, total investment in Growing Cricket for Girls is now $6m over four years – the single biggest investment by an Australian National Sporting Organisation into teenage girls’ sport.”

Commonwealth Bank’s General Manager of Brand and Sponsorship, Mr Stuart Tucker said:

“The Growing Cricket for Girls program is going from strength to strength. More than 7500 girls, between the ages of 13 and 18, are now playing in girls-only competitions around Australia, and we’re expecting that number to continually rise over the coming years.

"Not only does this mean more girls are getting to enjoy the great game of cricket, it also means the talent pool for the next generation of national players is going to be bigger and better than ever before."

Growing Cricket for Girls Fund: community.cricket.com.au/clubs/a-sport-for-all/growing-cricket-for-girls

Sixers Girls Cricket League: www.sydneysixersgirlscricket.com.au

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