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Toyota and Cricket Australia partner to help kit out girls’ cricket teams
Toyota and Cricket Australia are helping the girls’ teams of 100 community cricket clubs across Australia by supplying all the necessary gear to support the growing participation of girls playing cricket.
The Good for Cricket kits featuring pads, bats, balls, gloves and helmets have been designed to give girls a better chance at success on the pitch and further extends Toyota’s support for community cricket.
Chief Executive Cricket Australia, Kevin Roberts advised “the number of females participating in community cricket has grown significantly over the last season, with 873 new female teams joining competitions around the country.
“We’re delighted that partners like Toyota are invested in our vision to make cricket the leading sport for women and girls in Australia.
“Females now make up 30% of all cricketers in Australia and these kits will create greater opportunities to ensure we’re setting girls up for success in the formative stages of their cricketing journey.”
Chief Marketing Officer of Toyota Australia, Wayne Gabriel added “Toyota has long been a supporter of grassroots cricket through its Good for Cricket raffle that has raised over $2.9 million for clubs since 2012, and through the donation of the kits, we hope to encourage even more girls to get involved.
“Our annual Good for Cricket raffle has helped thousands of community cricket clubs across the country but one of the things we have found is that the girls sometimes lacked the confidence to continue to develop their cricket skills, despite their passion for the game.
“Part of that came from often having to use inappropriate or oversized equipment so this is a step towards helping address gender equality in cricket and inspire the next generation of Australian women’s test champions.”
The first Good for Cricket Kit was handed over to the Le Page Park Cricket Club at an event at Melbourne’s CitiPower Centre with two of Australia’s top female cricketers – Rachael Haynes and Megan Schutt – on hand to support the initiative.
Australian cricketer, Rachael Haynes noted “I know how hard it was for girls to remain committed to pursuing their dreams in cricket and these kits will help the girls of today gain the confidence they need to improve and succeed.
“When I first started playing for the North Balwyn Under 12s, I was playing against predominantly boys and the majority of our gear was handed down from older players.
“But our success at an international level and the ever-increasing participation of girls in community cricket shows girls with a passion for the sport can be involved at all levels of the game.
“Anything we can do to further that, like the donation of these kits to clubs, is a good thing for women and the communities that rally around their cricket clubs.”
The 100 Good for Cricket Kits, valued at approximately $2500 each, will be distributed to community cricket clubs across the country through Toyota dealers throughout the 2019/20 cricket season.
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