Funding to Help Girls Get Runs on the Board at Local Cricket Clubs

Thursday, 21 January 2021
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Two grassroots cricket clubs in the Davidson electorate will receive funding to increase female participation in the sport.

Member for Davidson, Jonathan O’Dea said the Wakehurst Redbacks Cricket Club and the St

Ives Junior Cricket Club were both awarded grants in the final $2 million round of funding under

the NSW ICC T20 World Cup Cricket Legacy Fund.

“T20 cricket has given new life to the game, it is very exciting to watch and is keeping kids

interested and attracting new fans.

“Young women are inspired by players like the remarkable Ellyse Perry and the spectacular

record breaker, Alyssa Healy*.

“It is great news that these two local clubs have responded to a growing demand from girls

who want to play cricket” said Mr O’Dea

Acting Minister for Sport Geoff Lee said the NSW Government has been proud to help upgrade

cricket facilities and boost grassroots development.

“Today’s announcement of the successful recipients brings the total funding amount to $6

million over the last three years, supporting over 200 projects that will continue to benefit

community cricket across NSW for generations to come.”

For more information visit: https://www.sport.nsw.gov.au/t20worldcupfund

Wakehurst Redbacks Cricket Club $2,500 for Promotion of female participation and skill

development.

St Ives Junior Cricket Club $5,000 for Increasing female cricket participation in St Ives

 

*Among other world records, in March 2020, Alyssa Healy hit the fastest 50 in an ICC

cricket final ever — men's or women's, ODI or T20I.

 

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