Players from both the Men’s and Women’s teams signed autographs and met fans ahead of the opening weekend of the Rebel Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) next Saturday when the Scorchers face the Hobart Hurricanes.
WBBL Head Coach Lisa Keightley said;
“It’s great to be down here today meeting all the fans, it’s come around quickly but the girls are all well and truly in Scorchers mode now.
“I’m a little nervous as we haven’t had the full team together yet, but I’m sure once we meet up with the Aussie girls everyone will get excited.”
Australian players Meg Lanning, Nicole Bolton and Elyse Villani were part of today’s World T20 winning side, and will join the Scorchers squad, with England keeper Amy Jones, in Melbourne this week.
“It will be great for them to come back after winning, I’m sure they’ll enjoy the next few days and carry on their form in the WBBL,” Keightley said.
“Coming from Perth we know we’ve got a bit of travel to start with, but we’re used to that so there’s a big focus on winning on the road because when we’re back at home we’re really comfortable and we know our grounds.”
The KFC Big Bash League (BBL) starts for the Scorchers on December 20 in Melbourne taking on the Renegades.
“Great to see so many young families down here, so many young boys and girls, the game of Twenty20 has grown incredibly over the past few years so it’s great to see a huge turn-out,” BBL Head Coach Adam Voges said.
“The squad is pretty similar to last year, so we are hoping the consistency really pays off this season.
“We are really looking forward to playing all our games at Optus Stadium this year, the atmosphere we created here at the WACA Ground was incredible, but to put an extra 20 thousand extra fans into the Stadium will be electric.”
Tickets are still available for BBL and WBBL Scorches home games, head to perthscorchers.com.au
to find out more.