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Victoria leads charge with Growing Cricket for Girls Fund

Following the second round of the Growing Cricket for Girls Fund (GCGF), 129 clubs across Victoria have been successful in their applications and will share in $258,000 to help grow their female cricket programs.

Victoria also recorded the highest number of applicants in Australia, further highlighting the state as a leader in cricket development nationwide.

Four new cricket associations have earned a share of $20,000 this year as well as another $20,000 next season, while 16 existing associations received funding for $80,000.

Clubs and schools were able to apply for up to $2,000 to help develop and grow the number of girls teams playing in state or territory recognised competitions. Funding could be used in several ways, including the purchasing of new equipment, hiring coaches or supporting female coordinators on club committees.

Cricket Victoria Game and Market Development Manager Rohan O'Neill said:

"The high volume of applications and interest we've received to date is a really strong indicator of Victoria's appetite to grow cricket for girls and women. There are now 22 cricket associations across the state that offer either a Melbourne Stars or Melbourne Renegades junior girls cricket competition. Cricket Victoria expects nearly 300 teams to be registered in these competitions for the upcoming season," O'Neill said.

Cricket Victoria's Head of Female Cricket Sonya Thompson said clubs across metro and regional areas were keen to be involved.

"It's an exciting time for women's cricket at all levels, and we look forward to working with these clubs and associations to further develop and support cricket into the future. Our key motivator is regardless of whether you're a girl living in country or city areas, the opportunities to get involved in cricket are now becoming clearer and will help establish longevity in the game," Thompson said.

To date, the fund has assisted over 50 associations and more than 350 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.

Twenty-two associations in total now offer junior girls competitions.

Click here to view the GCGF infographic highlighting key national figures for 2017-18.

 

Funded Clubs - Stars Region

Funded Clubs - Renegades Region

Belvoir Cricket Club

Irymple Cricket Club

Tallangatta Cricket Club

Merbein South Cricket Club

Wodonga Cricket Club Inc.

Mildura West Cricket Club

Beechworth Wanderers Cricket Club

Nichols Point Cricket Club

Rutherglen United Cricket Club

Red Cliffs

Benalla Bushrangers Cricket Club

Grampians

City Colts Cricket Club Wangaratta

Hamilton Cricket Club

Rovers United Bruck Cricket Club

St Andrew's Cricket Club Inc.

Morwell Cricket Club

Horsham Saints Cricket Club

Baden Powell Cricket Club

Jung Tigers Cricket Club

Balnarring Cricket Club

Brierly Christ Church Cricket Club

Baxter Cricket Club

Panmure Cricket Club

Heatherhill Cricket Club Inc.

Port Fairy Cricket Club

Mt Martha Cricket Club

Russell's Creek Cricket Club

Rosebud Cricket Club

West Warrnambool Cricket Club

Somerville Cricket Club

Ballarat Redan Cricket Club

Upper Beaconsfield Cricket Club

Buninyong Cricket Club

Ashburton Willows Cricket Club

Coronet City Cricket Club

Blackburn Cricket Club

East Ballarat Cricket Club

Blackburn South Cricket Club

Golden Point Cricket Club

Boroondara Cricket Club

Mount Clear Cricket Club

Bulleen Cricket Club

North Ballarat

Bulleen Templestowe Cricket Club

Wendouree Cricket Club

Canterbury Cricket Club

Bacchus Marsh Cricket Club

Clifton Hill Cricket Club

Gisborne Cricket Club

Deepdne Uniting Cricket Club

Riddell Cricket Club

Edinburgh Cricket Club

Wallan District Cricket Club

Heatherdale Cricket Club Inc.

Alexander Thomson Cricket Club

Heathmont Cricket Club

Geelong West Cricket Club

Holy Trinity Cricket Club

Lara Cricket Club

Koonung Heights Cricket Club Inc.

Marshall Cricket Club

Laburnum Cricket Club

Newtown & Chilwell Cricket Club

North Balwyn Cricket Club

North Geelong Cricket Club

Nunawading Cricket Club

Ocean Grove Cricket Club

Richmond Union Cricket Club

Bendigo United Cricket Club Inc.

Vermont Cricket Club

Sandhurst Cricket Club

Vermont South Cricket Club

Strathdale Maristians Cricket Club

Wonga Park Cricket Club

Tongala Cricket Club

Launching Place United

Central Park St Brendan's Cricket Club

Mooroolbark Cricket Club

Shepparton and Youth Club United Cricket Club

South Croydon Cricket Club

Sydenham Hillside Cricket Club

Templeton

Keilor Cricket Club

Beaconsfield Cricket Club

Spotswood Cricket Club

Lyndale Cricket Club

Brunswick Cricket Club

Mentone

Craigiburn Cricket Club

Beaumaris Cricket Club

Darebin Charges Cricket Club

Bentleigh ANA Cricket Club Inc.

East Coburg

Bentleigh Uniting Cricket Club

Essendon Cricket Club

Brighton Cricket Club

Greenvale Kangaroos Cricket Club

Brighton District Cricket Club

Pascoe Value Hadfield Cricket Club

Brighton Union Cricket Club

St Francis De Sales Cricket Club

Carnegie Cricket Club

Strathmore Cricket Club

Cluden Cricket Club

Strathmore Heights Cricket Club

Dingley Cricket Club

Montmorency Cricket Club

East Malvern Tooronga Cricket Club

Plenty Valley Cricket Club

Elsternwick Cricket Club

Research Eltham Collegians Cricket Club

Emmanuel South Oakleigh Cricket Club

Whittlesea

Hampton

Ballarat High School

Hampton United Cricket Club

Good Shepherd College

Kingston Hawthorn

Echuca South Cricket Club

Le Page Park Cricket Club

Tongala Cricket Club

McKinnon Cricket Club

Central Park St Brendan's Cricket Club

Mt Waverley Cricket Club

Cricket Shepparton Female Team

Parkdale Cricket Club Inc.

Shepparton and Youth Club United Cricket Club

Parkdale United Cricket Club Inc.

 

South Melbourne District Sports Club

 

St Brigid's St Louis Cricket Club

 

Washington Park Cricket Club

 

 

Funded Associations - Stars Region

Funded Associations - Renegades Region

Central Gippsland Cricket Association

Murray Valley Cricket Association

Inner South East Cricket

Sunraysia/Mallee Murray

Eastern Cricket Association

Maryborough District Cricket Association

Leongatha and District Cricket Association

Ballarat Cricket Association

Mornington Peninsula Cricket Association

Geelong Cricket Association

Ringwood District Cricket Association

Gisborne and District Cricket Association

Southern Metro Region Victoria

League - North West Metro

Wangaratta and District Cricket Association

League - Warrnambool and District

 

Western Region Junior Cricket Association

 

Hamilton and District Cricket Association

 

Horsham Cricket Association

 

Diamond Valley Cricket Association

 

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