Devon Women’s Cricket Association are delighted to announce relaunching an exciting initiative to get more 14+ females playing cricket. We’re not talking about 50overs, hardballs, helmets and the works!


Target Audience

Mums of colts

Wives and girlfriends plus friends of existing players

Daughters / Sisters 14+ of existing players

Local female sports teams wanting a social for the summer

Ex-players who fancy getting back into cricket

Existing players who maybe lost to the game for not wnating to play hardball


The Offer

We are looking for cricket clubs to express an interest in engaging a whole new audience to their club. The DWCA have pulled together a package open to any Devon Cricket affiliated club in the county. The programme to deliver can be run by any volunteer, helper or cricket activator. You don’t need to be a level 2 cricket coach to run this activity.

The activity is running a 10-week programme for one hour a week, this could potentially run alongside your normal junior training thus engaging the mums and other ladies involved at the club. The sessions will just be fun small sided games all with a softball, a free kit for this will be provided by the ECB.

After each session 3 bottles of Prosecco and soft drinks where required would be funded by the DWCA, on completion of the programme the cost of the prosecco (upto £250) will be refunded to the club. During the programme we would like each club to be able to attend a number of informal fun softball festivals run at central venues throughout the summer, the DWCA will provide suitable refreshments throughout the day for all involved.

******Please note that clubs will receive only receive 50% (£125) if they run the programme and don't attend at least one of these festival days.******

What’s Expected of the Club

Find a lead volunteer to front and drive the scheme in 2017

Utilise the flyers and posters provided to advertise getting new 14+ women along to a 1hr a week session (Running for 10 weeks – could be run along side a junior practice night)

Provide a volunteer to run / co-ordinate the 10 weeks of sessions + festival

Run 10 weeks of sessions 

Attend a minimum of 1 informal softball festival

Provide feedback on completion of the programme


What Devon Women’s Cricket Assocation & ECB will provide

Provide game ideas pack for volunteer to run

Funding of £250 per club for Prosecco and Soft drinks where required *Festival attendance dependant 

Organise and run informal softball festivals 

Free kit bag for clubs to utilise

Free T-Shirts for all participants


Timeline for Programmes

Express Interest - All expressions of interest for a club need to be sent in by Monday 1st May 2017 - CLICK HERE TO EXPRESS INTEREST 

Session One - W/c 15th May at your club


Session Two - W/c 22nd May at your club


FESTIVAL - Heathcoat Cricket Club - Sunday 28th May 


Session Three - W/c 29th May at your club 


Session Four - W/c  5th June at your club


Session Five - W/c 12th June at your club


FESTIVAL - Venue TBC - Sunday 18th June


Session Six - W/c 19th June at your club


Session Seven - W/c 26th June at your club


Session Eight - W/c 3rd July at your club


Session Nine - W/c 10th July at your club


FESTIVAL - Venue TBC - Sunday 16th July


Session Ten - W/c 17th July at your club



Feedback - We want to hear from you by the 31st August 2017 with some pictures of the ladies in action, and feedback on the programme


Deadline for expressions of interest is Monday 1st May 2017