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Scorchers Inspire Girls To Dream Big

27 August 2019

More than 450 people flocked to the WACA Ground to celebrate the success and growth of female cricket at the Perth Scorchers’ All Girls Can carnival on Sunday 25 August.

Western Australian Cricket Association CEO Christina Matthews said the event was a great success and comes at an exciting period of growth for women’s cricket.

“Girls and women’s cricket is something we should be celebrating, we’ve seen WA cricket evolve into a more diverse sport over the last few seasons, driven by a rapid increase in females participating in our great game,” she said.

“It’s an exciting new era for female cricketers and events like this enable young girls to get involved in all the fun and understand there is now a full pathway to the elite level.”

Carnival-goers took part in plenty of fun activities including cricket blast skill stations, e-Sports, inflatables, yoga, hip hop classes, a silent disco as well as the chance to mingle with Scorchers players including Piepa Cleary.

Piepa said it was a great day out and a really special one for young aspiring female cricketers.

“It was an awesome day where girls of all ages and cricket experience came together and gave the sport a good crack and also got involved in a number of different activities,” she said.

“There was orange everywhere and everyone had a heap of fun, you couldn’t rub the smiles off the girls’ faces!”

The number of females participating in cricket in WA has increased 320% over the past three years and the 2019-20 cricket season presents itself as another exciting step for female cricket with the inception of a standalone rebel Women’s Big Bash League.

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All Girls Can Carnival