To all DCJCC junior members and families,
As we edge closer to the 2019/20 season it is time to provide an update on upcoming events, opportunities and changes surrounding girl’s cricket and competitions. Each update is listed below with more details further down. As always, please get in touch with any questions you may have and I can follow up as required.
The Shaping Female Cricket in WA Forum
Date: August 31
All Girls Can Day
Date: August 25
State Trials for U15 and U18 State Teams
WACA U14 Premier Cricket Youth League Carnival
Date: April 3-5 2020
Perth Scorchers Girls League
Youth League Update
The Shaping Female Cricket in WA Forum will provide a chance to hear from and workshop with three key figures in Australian Cricket;
Belinda Clark AM: Australian cricket legend and current Executive General Manager of Community Cricket at Cricket Australia
Leah Poulton: Ex-Australian representative and current Cricket Australia High Performance Coach
Lisa Keightley: Australian Test Representative and current Scorchers and WA Women’s Coach
Each speaker will be sharing stories and insights as well as the strategic direction of female cricket from a local, state and national level. Following the key note speakers, club representatives will workshop alongside CA and WACA staff on key areas to help grow and develop female cricket. The forum is open to members or representatives from Premier Clubs, Community Clubs, coaches, parents and anyone invested in female cricket in WA.
Register now to secure your spot!
All Girls Can Carnival: Get involved in this fun-packed day with loads of activities from hip-hop dance, silent disco, Scorchers Player signings and fun cricket activities! With so many incredible games and activities for the whole family, this day is a celebration of girls being active and an exciting opportunity to show them what cricket has to offer! Register your interest below to go in the draw for a Scorchers Membership.
Link to register interest: https://bit.ly/2YxcFB3
State Trials: U15 and U18 State Team Trials
Trial 1: (open to all age eligible players) Sunday 25th August
Trial 2: (players selected from trial 1) Sunday 1st September
Trial 3: (players selected from trial 2) Sunday 8th September
Registrations close August 16 Registration links:
U15 https://bit.ly/2XbpxId U18 https://bit.ly/323ghJG
WACA U14 Premier Cricket Youth League Carnival (U14 as of 31/08/2019)
Carnival Dates: Day 1- Fri 3 April 2020, Day 2 – Sat 4 April 2020, Day 3 – Sun 5 April 2020
Coaches: Team coaches to be appointed by each Premier Club
Player Selection Process: Selected by Premier Cricket Clubs with the assistance from WACA Coach and Talent Specialist (CaTS), and using information collated throughout the 2019/20 season. Premier Clubs will communicate selection processes with their linked Community Clubs. WACA CaTS will assist linking regional players to clubs.
Announcement Dates: Premier Clubs will advise selection dates when available.
Perth Scorchers Girls Leagues
U11 Association run under CJCC Governance (as per 2018/19 season)
Clubs to work with new participants to place them in appropriate competitions/programs e.g. Master Blaster v U11 PSGL
U13 Association run under CJCC Governance (as per the 2018/19 season)
U15 CJCC Governance, Competition Admin to be confirmed based on team numbers
U18 (*note no age group change) To be centrally run under the CJCC Governance
Eligibility for Perth Scorchers Girls League – 1 A Grade players ineligible for Community Junior Cricket:
“A Player will not be eligible to participate in any CJCC sanctioned Perth Scorchers Girls League Competition, if during the past 12 months, the player has played in a total of 5 or more matches of A Grade in the WA Female Premier Cricket Competition.
Premier Cricket Youth League
The Youth League has now extended to a full season, with 15 rounds of cricket, and two finals. All Premier Cricket Youth League matches are held on Sunday mornings.
T20 Matches: 6 October 2019 – 15 December 2019 (10 Rounds + Final) Fixtures & Dates TBC
40 Over Matches: 5 January 2020 – 22 March 2020 (5 Rounds + Final) Fixtures & Dates TBC
Each Premier Cricket Club has an open process for Youth League team selection, with details available upon direct enquiry to the club.
As the Youth League moves to a weekly competition, there is no mandatory requirement for those girls to play Community Cricket as well. However, it is strongly recommended that girls are still actively engaged with their Community Club and playing in Community Cricket Competitions where possible. To support the long-term engagement of girls in cricket, it is also recommended that girls are only playing a maximum of two games per weekend to prevent ‘burn-out’ both physically and mentally. E.g. 1 game of Community Cricket and Youth League or 1 game of Youth League and A grade 1. These are the two preferred playing options as opposed to 1 game of Youth League and 1 game of B grade. The WACA will continue to work with Community and Premier Clubs to foster healthy relationships that support and strengthen the girl’s pathway.
Assistant State Coach & Mentee Coach Positions Applications
Expressions of interest are open for the following positions:
Assistant Coaches - 2019/2020 Female Cricket State Teams
• 1 position U18 State Team
• 1 position U15 State Team
Mentee Coaches - 2019/2020 Female Cricket State Teams
Further information can be obtained by emailing
Talent Development Manager
Closing date: Friday 9 August 2019
Growing Cricket For Girls Funding
Over the last three years Cricket Australia has provided funding direct to Associations, Club, Schools and School Sporting Associations to support growth in Junior Girls teams and Junior Girls competitions through the Growing Cricket for Girls fund. Through this process we achieved significant growth in the first two years, we now need to capitalise on that growth and extend our efforts across the female pathway.
We are now in a position to support programs and initiatives across the female cricket pathway with a shift in the funding model. WACA Area Managers will now be responsible for the funding, driving and supporting initiatives in their regions that amplify female participation. With the WBBL moving to its own window and the Women’s T20 World Cup in March 2020, cricket has a once in a lifetime opportunity to attract and inspire new participants. Club Officers will be working with clubs, using these two events and the changes to the funding to grow female participation and set our sport for a prosperous future.
As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.