Cricket sessions for women to launch this April

Girls and women's cricket sessions in Thanet

Cricket sessions for women living or working in the Thanet area will start in April.

Following the successful launch of the Thanet Girls’ Cricket Academy (TGCA) in January this year, the scheme is now being extended to women who are aged 18 or over, who want to start playing cricket, or want to find a friendly and relaxed club environment.

Ed Foster, Head Coach at TGCA, said: “After setting up the new girls’ academy in January, I was asked if we were doing something similar for women in the area. Although I hadn’t intended doing anything like that so soon, the more I thought about it, the better the idea sounded.

“There is no specialist Women’s and Girls cricket club section in the Thanet area, so women have to travel further afield if they want to play in an all-female team. Canterbury, Deal or Bridge are the nearest venues.”

The women’s cricket sessions will start in the summer term and continue throughout the summer holidays. It is proposed that training continues indoors during the winter months, making it an all-year-round activity.

There is no requirement to have played softball or hardball cricket before, and no upper age limit, as Ed explains: “For some women, they might have been at school before women’s cricket was as popular as it is now and might have spent their summer games sessions playing rounders instead.

“For others, they might have played when they were younger, but might have been away from the game for a few years. That doesn’t matter. We are able to cater for all ages and abilities.”

Ed will be working with Kent County Cricket Club and Broadstairs Cricket Club to launch the venture, with a view to creating a Women’s and Girls’ Section at Broadstairs in the near future.

If you would like more information, or wish to register, you can email Ed at [email protected] or send a WhatsApp message to 07515 850194.