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Growing Cricket for Girls Fund - Round 2 deadline extended

The Round 2 deadline for applications for the Growing Cricket for Girls Fund has been extended.

DEADLINE EXTENSION:

To ensure all Associations and Clubs have the time to submit an application for the Growing Cricket for Girls Fund, Cricket Australia are extending the application deadline to Monday 19 June, 2017.

The fund has assisted over 50 associations and 229 clubs and schools nationally to develop new girls competitions, support existing competitions and develop new girls teams, with competitions run using the revised junior formats.

In Victoria alone, 150 new teams were formed across 19 girls cricket leagues, with funding provided to 17 associations and 107 clubs over the season.

Cricket Victoria General Manager Game and Market Development Rohan O'Neill said: "The growth we're seeing in the women's game, right down to the grass roots level, is reflective of the highly successful Women's Big Bash League and the wonderful club cricket volunteers.

"As a result, we're not only seeing more girls play cricket, but greater support from the community, as results from the 2016-17 season showed over 80% of parents would recommend cricket as a sport for girls.

"We encourage all clubs to 'get on board' and enter girls teams in our Stars and Renegades competitions across the state, which will help continue to grow the women's game in Victoria."

Applications for the second round of funding can be found here.

Key timelines for 2017-18 Season Round 2 of funding

Applications Open: Monday 18 April 2017

Applications Close: Monday 19 June 2017

Applicants Notified: Friday 30 June 2017

Updated funding guidelines and FAQ documents are available here.

What does this mean for coaches?

Local cricket clubs and secondary schools can apply for up to $2,000 to develop and grow the number of girls teams playing in state or territory recognised competitions. Clubs can use the GCG funding to pay for an accredited Community Coach to coach their girls team.

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