Cricket participation continues to evolve in Tasmania with women’s Club cricket growing by 22% with new competitions started in Hobart and the North West creating more opportunities and pathways for women and girls to participate in the game.
The Southern Cricket Association became the latest competition to develop a Women’s League with a new and innovative competition launched during the season.
Cricket North West – which encapsulates the coastal town of Burnie, expanded its competition offerings with a women’s second division of competition.
These developments now see 34 clubs around the state offering female participation opportunities, with women now making up 30 per cent of cricket participants in Tasmania.
“In season 2018/19 we have seen participation in cricket continue to diversify across many areas of the game,” CEO Cricket Tasmania, Nick Cummins, said.
“We are indebted to the hard work of our committed volunteers, teachers and Tasmanian cricket staff around the state who are uniting and inspiring communities, dedicating an enormous amount of time and energy to providing great participation experiences.”
Acknowledging the critically important role that clubs play in their local communities, Australian Cricket through Cricket Tasmania continue to prioritise investment in grassroots cricket to make participation options more enjoyable and accessible and to make volunteering easier.
The electronic scoring program saved an extra 916 hours of volunteer time with each game scored saving up to an hour eliminating double handling and manual processes.
The award-winning CA Coach App is also helping coaches communicate, collaborate, and create engaging training sessions and has had 15,000 unique downloads, over 30,000 videos views and 20,000 training sessions planned since launching in September 2018.