Cricket Australia is spot on when it contends that “cricket is not only a great game it is also a force for social change. Cricket helps build character and produce fine people. It builds friendships, develops teamwork, and creates a sense of belonging. It embeds the ethos of a healthy lifestyle and what it means to have fun. Significantly, it breaks down barriers, helps bring communities together and unites a nation. Australian Cricket is proud of what our game can offer to everyone. With this pride comes an important understanding of our obligation to ensure our game touches the lives of all Australians. We are committed to delivering on this. Our commitment stretches to all sections of our society, including girls and women.”
The Hampton Cricket Club strongly endorses Cricket Australia’s National Female Cricket Strategy and is committed to increase our female engagement with a strong focus on grassroots access and opportunities for everyone to be a part of this great game. We hold a firm belief that the growth in female cricket at a community level will not only enhance our club and community, but will deliver more female players and fans that will continue to expand Australia’s favourite sport – Cricket.
Hampton had five teams in the All-Girls Cricket Competition last year across u12 and u14 and are looking to expand that again this year. And with the massive interest in the successful efforts of both our Women’s and Men’s Ashes teams, we’re confident that this year will be our biggest ever
The AGCC was established in 2013 to provide an opportunity for girls to play cricket with and against other girls. We have opportunities to enter teams at Under 12, Under 14 and Under 17 level (although we can get dispensation for players to play as an older player – particularly if they are new to the game).
This something we are really passionate about but for it to grow we need even more players. So if you are keen to play, you will need to get all of your friends, sisters, daughters, nieces and cousins to sign up. At Hampton our junior program focuses on fun, development and participation – and the All-Girls team will be no exception.
We are delighted that in 2023/24 we will be massively extending our relationship with Australian Cricket Institute to provide professional coaching for our junior girls and boys. We are immensely proud of this investment the levels of which is acknowledged by Cricket Victoria as possibly unique in this state
The season will commence on Wednesday 11 October 2023.
Cost will be $300 which will include all of your games, all of your equipment and a Hampton shirt and cap (for new players)
We always need extra hands to help with the early days of your child’s cricket career. If you are keen to help out as a coach, team manager, scorer, bbq cook, drink waiter, pitch sweeper, stump inserter, witches hat distributer – or just a supporter – we are keen to have you along. We will gladly pay for you to do accreditation courses to help you, but also have a heap of talented people who are more than happy to offer advice and assistance. If you have an hour to spare, I strongly recommend you complete the introduction to coaching course. It is very informative and is all done online in your own time.
We have plenty of opportunities for parents to play senior cricket as well. We have seven senior sides with games on Saturday or Sunday. Skill level is varied, and experience is not a pre-requisite so if you are keen to play on a regular or fill-in basis please contact Glenn Finkelde via email at email@example.com or on 0400130737.
Cricket Southern Bayside also have a social womens competition – which will be perfect for any groups of mums who are looking for a social sporting activity. Hampton are looking to recommence Women’s cricket on Sunday’s at the club. Let us know if this is something you might be interested in.