Tiger’s announce new women’s cricket coach
A LOCAL cricket club has announced the coach for their new senior women’s side.
Torquay Tiger’s Cricket Club is set to be part of the newly formed Barwon Women’s Cricket Competition this season.
Coaching their senior side will be Lisa Robinson, who has about 20 years coaching experience in various sports including netball, basketball and football.
Robinson said her aim as coach would be to help people have fun and improve regardless of their skill-level.
“Whether you’ve played before or not, if cricket is something you want to do we really just want to encourage you to come down and have a try.
“The first season is just about enjoyment, learning the craft and building the foundation for juniors to come through to the seniors over the next few years.”
The women’s competition will be made up of eight rounds which will run from November 10 to February 9, including a four-week break over Christmas and New Year.
The games will be twenty20s that take about two hours.
Torquay Cricket Club is also providing equipment for the players, so there is no need for participants to purchase personal kits.
Juniors can take part in the Geelong Renegades Girls League, which is divided into three stages based on players’ skill-level.
They also play twenty20 matches but have a slightly longer season.
The club is holding a series of free “Come and Try” sessions over the next few weeks for juniors and seniors wanting to give the sport a go.
These session will be held at Barwon Valley Activity Centre from 4pm to 5.30pm on Friday September 6, 13 and 20.