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Girls cricket participation on the rise

20 March 2019

Bathurst Junior Cricket Club

23 per cent increase in number of all-girls teams across NSW

Girls cricket participation across the Thunder Nation is on the rise, with more girls than ever participating in the Thunder Girls Cricket League.

The Thunder Girls Cricket League provides a pathway for girls in cricket from U/11 to U/17.

Over 60 teams participated in the summer competition in leagues across Western Sydney and regional NSW, including Albury, Bathurst, Camden/Campbelltown, Parramatta, Penrith and Wagga Wagga, and more than 70 teams participated in the spring competition.

There are now over 100 cricket clubs across NSW with all-girls teams, up from just 24 clubs in 2015.

Many of these clubs have multiple girls teams across different age groups, and interest continues to grow. In the last year alone, the number of all-girls teams across the state has increased by 23 per cent.

Sydney Thunder is committed to improving pathways for girls in cricket.

Last year Thunder stars Rachel Priest and Sam Bates joined 65 girls from across Western Sydney for the inaugural Thunder Girls Challenge.

Head to www.playcricket.com.au or contact Sydney Thunder to join a team or find out more about the Thunder Girls Cricket League.