Women and Girls Cricket to get Boost from 2012
I will be leaving the seaside behind from January 1st as i move to become Chance to Shine Women and Girls Development Officer
My time on the Fylde coast is nearly at an end as i have been appointed in this new role. There will be someone who will continue my role within Fylde as i move into the office at Manchester. My role is yet to be finalised but i am looking forward to bringing some new ideas to both junior and senior women’s cricket within Lancashire. I will work from grassroots right through to County level. I am looking forward to the challenge of increasing the profile of women’s cricket, especially around senior women club teams. I will have more information regarding this role when i start on 1st January 2012.
I hope the Lancashire Girls U13 squad are looking forward to taking to the stage at the County Champions Dinner at the Point on 29th February where all the clubs winning teams will be celebrating their success.
Trials are already under way for the girls squads with 19 girls selected at U13 level to attend finals trials in January. The U15 girls trials start this weekend with over 30 girls nominated the U17 trials will be held in the new year.
Some changes are coming from the ECB for the age group and senior women’s cricket for 2012. The senior women are now part of division 2 along with 8 other Counties. They will play Home or Away this year against each county once. A 20/20 competition will once again take part at the start of August. At age group level its likely that all divisions will be grouped on performance mainly with some geographical input. This is yet to be fully confirmed by ECB.
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