Girls CompetitionsAn action packed calendar of exciting festivals, tournaments and leagues for girls teams to enter throughout the season.
Also for the Under 11 Girls age group is the Lady Taverners Under 11 Girls soft ball festival. This is a national competition which can see a club progress through the rounds to play the strongest Under 11 Girls teams in the Country.
Normally there will be a designated Gloucestershire Under 11 tournament which will double up as the Gloucestershire round of the Lady Taverners competition, so be sure to keep an eye on dates to ensure your club doesn’t miss out.
There are two avenues of competition for clubs looking for hard-ball competition at this age group. Within Gloucestershire we have an Under 13 Girls hard-ball league which is played in a pairs cricket format, whereby any club is welcome to enter. Depending on the number of clubs wishing to enter, this can provide approximately 8 fixtures per year.
Supplementing the U13 Gloucestershire Girls League, is the U13 Lady Taverner’s hard-ball competition which is a T20 knock out format. The initial round will feature competition with local teams before progressing through the ranks to teams further afield.
Clubs in Gloucestershire, wearing coloured kit, playing music and smashing a pink ball around has made a huge impact and is helping to:
- Retain young players within the game by providing them with additional opportunities to play with friends
- Encourage more girls to transition from youth to adult cricket
- Create exciting match day experiences
- Create volunteering opportunities for young players within the club
For more information or to get involved, please contact Laura Charles-Price Women’s & Girls’ Development Officer.
Laura Charles-Price / Women & Girls Development Officer
In addition, Laura also leads the Girls County Age Group winter and summer Programmes from U11’s through to U18’s and County Women. No day is the same, making each day extremely exciting and rewarding as the Women and Girls game continues to go from strength to strength.