Ahead of a significant international summer for the England Women’s team, including a home Ashes series coming to The 1st Central County Ground, Sussex Cricket has teamed up with the ECB to launch #HeathersPride competition for International Women’s Day, which took place last Friday.
Women’s and girls’ cricket in England in Wales continues to grow and to celebrate that, this competition, fronted by England Captain Heather Knight, will give 11 girls across the country a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join Knight and the England team for a training session ahead of the Ashes.
Speaking about the competition, Heather Knight said: “International Women’s Day is a great moment to reflect on the progress of women’s and girls’ cricket.
“We’ve made so much progress over the last few years and we want to keep moving forward.
“At the very top we’re pushing towards more depth and having more professional players while it’s amazing that more and more girls are playing the game through initiatives like All Stars.
“Chance to Shine also celebrated introducing cricket to its two millionth girl this week. It’s exciting to think of how many girls are now choosing cricket.
“Some of the best moments from our win in the 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup was seeing young girls imitate us on the side-lines and hopefully many more will be inspired by this competition to become part of #HeathersPride. I can’t wait to see all the winners in the summer!”
The competition is open to girls between the aged of 7-11 across the country. To find the 11 winners, the nine First-Class Counties hosting England Women’s matches this summer will each select one worthy winner from their County who has explained to them why they deserve the chance to be a member of #HeathersPride.
The remaining two winners will be selected from across England and Wales by Knight herself, as ‘Captain’s Picks’.
Submit a paragraph detailing why you deserve to win to through the form below.
Entries for the competition will close on 1st May.
England Women take on Australia Women in the Women's Ashes at The 1st Central County Ground, Hove on Sunday, 28th July.