Bourne Academy aims to make cricket a gender-balanced sport

Bourne Academy aims to make cricket a gender-balanced sport

Our PE department are always proactive in introducing our students to try new sports during PE lessons and out of school.

One of the most popular team sports is cricket, but there is a lack of girls and women playing this exciting game, which is being addressed by the ECB (England & Wales Cricket Board) who are keen to make cricket a truly gender-balanced sport.

We were therefore extremely grateful to have secured funding through the England Cricket Boards ‘Chance to Shine’ initiative to work with Katie Faulkner, who is the Development Officer at Lincolnshire County Cricket.

This national initiative aims to raise awareness and participation of girls cricket and Katie will be running cricket sessions for four weeks during PE lessons to give the girls some experience of cricket.

Ms Coles, Director of PE said “The girls in Years 7 to 9 are gaining valuable knowledge of skills and tactics for playing competitive cricket. All the girls have thoroughly enjoyed the sessions so far and we are entered into our first girls cricket tournament at Market Deeping Cricket Club this month.”

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