For the first time this season, WBBL Adelaide Strikers players will act as ambassadors for the ASGCL to promote the game to young girls and to also give young players the opportunity to meet their cricketing heroes at the iconic Adelaide Oval and ASGCL matches during the season.
Adelaide Strikers Katelyn Pope, Samantha Betts and Alex Price are the three women representing the league for the season and worked with participants on Saturday on their cricket skills.
“It’s such a good opportunity for us to give back to the game and to meet some of the young girls that might just be starting out in cricket,” said Pope, who made her WBBL debut last season.
“There has been such an increase in females playing cricket over the last few years and we always get excited to introduce the game to more girls.”
Participants on the day received specialised coaching for all skill levels, plus the experience of playing at Adelaide Oval’s world-class facilities.
Strikers medium-pace bowler Samantha Betts applauded the cricket pathway for girls, which did not exist when she was coming up through the ranks.
“Having a set pathway for girls now is awesome, it’s so different to when I was growing up,” said Betts, who was sidelined from WBBL|02 due to injury.
“It’s a really important focus for SACA to have more girls playing the game and to show them a tangible way of being able to get to the next level.”
Girls who attended also received a two-game membership pass for BBL|07 for one adult and one child.
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