Cricket Victoria, in partnership with VicHealth have developed Social Sixes, an exciting, fun and fresh new take on cricket, specifically designed to encourage female participation.
While female cricket is growing at a rate of knots, thanks to an increase in clubs and competition, in conjunction with the rise of the Women's Big Bash League, there are still many women who want to give cricket a go but feel unequipped to make the jump to competitive cricket.
Social Sixes is being seen as the perfect alternative.
The Social Sixes program has been developed to overcome some of the barriers identified by VicHealth in their report on female participants, including financial, access and intimidation.
Social Sixes has addressed these barriers by ensuring flexible payment options including 'pay as you play'; holding sessions mid-week, at a range of locations in Victoria; and providing all the equipment required.
The programs are run by qualified Cricket Coaches, and modified to suit a range of skill levels, so participants are not required to have had any prior experience playing cricket and are made up of a mixture of skills and drills, alongside gameplay to ensure plenty of variety.
It's all about women working towards their fitness goals together, and doing so in a fun and social environment.
Social Sixes Project Manager, Caitlin Honey, is excited to see the program come to Mildura after running a number of successful centres in Melbourne this season.
The program will start in Mildura this Monday night in sight of Sunraysia’s new junior girls competition and coincides with the finals of Sunraysia’s successful and long-running senior women’s competition.
No experience is necessary and everything is provided so is a great way to get friends together and get active through cricket.
To register or get more information women can visit www.socialsixes.com.au
This will be played on Monday’s 6-7pm, at Number 4 Aerodrome Oval (opposite Athletics track).
For more information, please contact the Mildura Sports Assembly office, Mildura.