Empowering Young Women & Girls Through Cricket
We're hitting inequality for six
Despite the fact that women have played the game for just as long as men, cricket has traditionally been seen as a 'male' sport: Women get paid less, receive less media coverage and overall have less access too.
We believe everyone should have equal access to the sport we love, particularly those facing the challenges of inequality. By creating inclusive programmes and safe spaces to take part in, we encourage more equal participation… or even the formation of an independent young girls team!
Meet the women and girls from Luton
Our Luton Wicketz women and girls hub started in October 2021, where just 15 participants were attending in the earlier days of its existence, but now we are seeing over 30 girls taking part in Wicketz sessions every week.
In addition to this, we currently have four female coaches leading the hub, with two more currently undertaking their coaching qualification to join the team. This ensures that every female participant taking part now, and for those who will join in the future, has a number of female role models to look up to and follow.
This journey through Wicketz has led to the formation of the respective Luton Women and Girls Cricket Club in January 2022, who now compete in the Home Counties Women's Cricket League.
Wicketz empowering young women and girls in Luton
Help Hit Inequality for Six
From £6 a month you can ensure that more young women and girls have access to free, inclusive cricket sessions in their local community.
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Shravani lives with Asperger’s Syndrome, anxiety and depression. She has now begun using her own personal experiences to positively impact the lives of young people around her, using cricket as a force of good.
"there's more opportunities for girls, opportunities like Wicketz"
From just coming along to watch to beginning her journey to become a coach and a role model for girls in Southampton, this is Sara's Wicketz journey.
In school, Georgie lost her self-confidence and became isolated as she was left out of things. Now, she is a shining role model, helping other young people who are struggling.
We don’t coach cricket. We educate through cricket.
Over 1 million young people with disabilities in the UK don't have access to organised sport activities. Young people from disadvantaged backgrounds face a similar challenge.
And yet, these are exactly the young people who could benefit the most from access to organised sports in a local community environment.
Our inclusive programmes go far beyond just playing the game. They break down barriers and empower each individual to become the best version of themselves!