Woolpit CCJune 29, 2021
Woolpit CC is located in central Suffolk and is one of only a small number of teams nationally with three women’s sides, supported by their large and successful youth cricket base for girls and boys. The women’s sides are friendly and welcoming to players of all abilities – novice to county standard (and above). The following article is composed from quotes from players across the three Woolpit women’s teams and gives anyone a great insight into the club’s ethos, the success of the women’s teams, and the women who comprise both the teams, supporters, and club helpers.
What is Woolpit CC’s unique selling point?
If you had to give an ‘elevator pitch’ on Woolpit CC what would you say?
At the very heart of Suffolk, Woolpit Cricket Club is a thriving community club providing cricket for all abilities, across a wide spectrum of age groups Superbly maintained facilities and great people ensure everything runs smoothly so that players, young and experienced, can get involved and express their passion for the game. Why not come and see for yourself?
What is the one piece of advice you would give to a woman or girl starting out in cricket?
What do you think is the biggest issue facing women and girls in cricket at the moment?
- Cricket not being on the sport curriculum in state schools, making it harder for clubs & community coaches
- As it was not played as a school sport, not many women play the sport compared to the boys. This is changing now, however, many teachers are not in favour of the sport and still prefer rounders, so there is push back still
- Coming into cricket later than male counterparts
- Getting girls to see cricket as a viable choice for them in sport. Unless you are in private school, there is a good chance as a girls or a boy that you won’t get cricket experience which continues to make it an elitist sport for the few
- Not enough qualified coaches in schools
- Attitude of boys towards girls
Find out more about the wonderful women and work going on at Woolpit CC by following their social media page @woolpitcc, or by going to Woolpit’s Play-cricket page. Similarly contact Woolpit using either method if you are interested in finding out more about the club or wish to sign up.
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