This season’s participants of the highly successful GoGirl program, which kicked off in the Western Bay of Plenty of Plenty this week, will have to look no further than the Gordon Spratt Reserve this weekend, to see the representative opportunities on offer.
Bay of Plenty Cricket, are hosting the inaugural Under 15 Girls tournament at the Gordon Spratt Reserve, over the first two days of the Labour Day holiday weekend break.
The GoGirl program, is a very important cog in the Bay of Plenty Cricket Girls pathway and last year was delivered to over 600 Year 4 – 6 girls, in three Bay of Plenty regions.
“Providing proof of the achievement of the program, fifty percent of the players in this U15 team took part in primary school based GoGirls. The team is coached by Jake Ryan, teacher in charge of girl’s cricket at Tauranga Intermediate, who has been integral to the success of this current crop of players”. “Bay of Plenty Cricket are very excited to host the three teams on Labour weekend. It will be a new experience for the players, as we have not played Taranaki or Manuwatu before” says Rebecca Yee, BOPCA Women’s Cricket Officer.
Much of the impetus for the Under 15 Girls tournament, came from the Bay of Plenty participation in an Under 14 Girls tournament, hosted by the Cornwall Cricket Club in Auckland last April.
While the first days play was ruined by rain, day two, resulted in the Bay of Plenty representatives winning both their encounters with the two Cornwall club teams that competed in the tournament.
The Bay of Plenty representatives will be joined at the Gordon Spratt Reserve, by teams representing Taranaki, Manawatu and the Cornwall Cricket Club, in Twenty 20 competition.
Bay of Plenty Under 15 Girls Invitational Tournament @ Gordon Spratt Reserve 26/27 October 2019
Bay of Plenty Team: Tash Wakelin, Grace Kahle (Aquinas College) Jorja Neill (Tauhara College) Macy Donaghy (Otumoetai College), Elle Archer, Amelia Harvey, Aimee Unwin (Tauranga Girls College), Mya Clarke (Te Puke High School), Brittany Jenkins (Tauranga Intermediate), Sabine Atttrill (Mount Maunganui Intermediate).
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