Women and Girls Festivals a Great Success
The Cooper Associates County Ground hosted a number of women and girls cricket festivals this week.
In conjunction with Somerset County Cricket Club, Somerset Cricket Foundation staged three special events to give women and girls from across the County the chance to play on the pitch at the home of SCCC.
On Monday afternoon seven schools competed in a primary school festival, and after some outstanding cricket it was St Andrews Primary School that came out on top.
Monday evening saw eight teams from four different clubs take part in a girls softball festival for U11s and U13s. The clubs involved were Taunton Deane, Chard, Ilton and Taunton.
Western Storm’s Nat Wraith was in attendance at both events to enjoy the cricket on show and to speak with the players taking part.
This was followed on Tuesday evening by a women’s club softball festival which featured nine teams from eight different clubs. The participating sides were from Ilton, Ilminster, Staplegrove, Wiveliscombe, Weston-super-Mare, Street, Buckhorn Weston and Taunton.
Somerset Cricket Foundation’s Women and Girls Development Officer, Colette Gooding was delighted by how well the festivals were received. “It was great to see so much Women and Girls activity at the Cooper Associates County Ground this week,” she said. “Everyone involved had a great time and loved the opportunity to play at such an iconic venue.
“As a Foundation we remain committed to continuing to promote and develop the women and girls game at every level and it’s great that the County Club are helping us to inspire women and girls across the region.”
The Somerset Cricket Foundation exists to support, grow and diversify grassroots cricket as well as to use the power of cricket to develop communities and make a positive difference to people’s lives.
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