Dover Girls Grammar School were recently treated to a visit from Megan Belt, a member of the Kent Women’s team and the Women’s Cricket Southern League leading wicket taker for the last two years. She has also been part of the England Women’s Development Programme and this was another visit in the Chance to Shine ‘Inspire Programme’ to engage secondary aged students into the game of cricket.
In February, close to 30 different clubs were represented at the Female Cricket Engagement evening run at the County Ground, Beckenham.
Friday 3rd March saw the Spitfire Ground in Canterbury play host to some superb girl’s indoor cricket as the Lady Taverner’s Schools County Final played out in the Academy Sports Hall. With four regional clusters played in the lead up across the County, the best of the U13 and U15 Schools were brought together to compete against each other for the trophy.
The much anticipated dates for Chance to Compete 2017 have now been confirmed! Chance to Compete offers state secondary schools an alternative format to traditional 11 aside cricket, with 8 per side incrediball matches and the opportunity to develop the skills and confidence to move into an entry level hardball format.
The popular free Kent Sport Club and Coach Forums are back in 2017, the first takes place in March and is being run in conjunction with tmactive. Sessions on offer include Funding, Club Development, and Coaching.
Kent Cricket are excited to announce a new training programme and home for the Central Cavaliers Girls Area Cricket Programme in Medway.
In 2017, England are hosting the ICC Women’s World Cup. This presents a fantastic opportunity to get more women and girls picking up a bat and ball. In the lead up to the summer, there will be a nationwide campaign with funding and support available to your club to run open softball festivals.