This exciting offer will support your club to build an under 11s girls sections at your club this season. It includes a full programme of support from Devon cricket, which will complement the plans you already have in place to start a girl's section. 

The focus within the ECB is to ensure that cricket is the game for everyone and this is reflected in their emphasis on women and girl's cricket and the fact that, as a club, it is very difficult to access funding streams without offering either of these options.

This support to set up an under 11s girl's section will help clubs to start a sustainable new girl's section and start to create a playing pathway for All Stars. It also helps to promote a more diverse and inclusive playing landscape across Devon. 

If your club as a large number of girls that attend All Stars or have engaged in the Devon Cricket activities during last season and have started to think about setting up a girl's section, then this is the offer for your club. The graphic above gives a summary of the offer to clubs, but if you would like to read the full document, then please click here

After you have read this, if your club has everything in place to take up the offer, then follow this link to complete the online application and expression of interest. 

To suppoert the playing opprotuntities for clubs who are just starting up their under 11 sections, clubs around the county are hosting 'turn up and play' festivals (see graphic below). If you would like to enter a team, then please click here


If you are not quite ready for this programme, but are still interested in developing girls cricket here are some further ideas that you could explore..

We have produced a booklet to support you in thinking about ways that you can develop a girl's section at your club. This booklet also contains contacts for clubs who currently run girls sections in Devon, so you may want to contact them and see how they can advise you. 

Setting up a girls section booklet

The benefits of keeping girls in our clubs is clear. For starters, it gives you a bigger playing base and provides the club with a more inclusive and social dynamic. 

A girl's section brings a disproportionate number of volunteers to help with the club in lots of different roles, such as coaching, marketing and administration. 

This all-inclusive approach also helps with funding and grants, as Transforming Women and Girl's cricket is one of the main five foci of the ECB in the next 5 years, as detailed in the strategic plan 

If you need any help or would like to arrange a meeting to discuss how you can set up a girl's section at your club, look at the links below and then contact Ann-Marie Presswell, Women and Girl's Development Officer. 

Developing a girls' section at your cricket club - toolkit

Case study for setting up a girls' section from Tunbridge Wells