Gemma Dunning of the JCB
Jersey Cricket Women's Report
May - October 2011
Below is a summary of activities for the past six months and forward planning.
1/Continuation of our already popular primary and secondary school coaching programme. These programmes include daily coaching for boys and girls in Primary schools, along with coaching for girls attending Secondary schools
2/ Following on from the success of previous years the annual Secondary School girl's kwik cricket tournament took place on a glorious Monday in July. 60-70 girls took part and Jersey College for Girls come out on top despite a closely competed final against indoor champions Les Quennevais.
3/ Due to increased demand the JCB ran a successful May Half Term girls only cricket camp which extremely popular with 30 girls attending the three day event. Following on from this, a week's long summer school/camp was attended by 25 girls learning new skills and participating in a variety of games. As a thank you for attending the camp each girl was given a Summer Camp T shirt & Cap. On the final day we invited all mums to join us for a Mum's Vs Daughters game. This proved to be a genius idea, as everyone loved it, the mum's are still talking about ‘that catch' and we have recruited a few more female players for the new season.
4/The appointment of female coach Gemma Dunning has proved a success with more opportunities being available and an increase in numbers participating across the board. 20 Primary school girls who had shown ‘potential' were invited to attend a one hour introduction to hard ball session. The Girls loved trying on all the kit and Gemma has been asked on more than one occasion if they can play again. More sessions to be offered through the winter.
5/ Walkover Ladies and the Lilies joined forces this summer which enabled them to play 5 competitive mixed friendly matches. It was agreed by the Jersey Women's Cricket Association that by training together and mixing the teams all players would benefit from a more varied and competitive environment. The friendly matches also provided an opportunity for new players to try the sport in a game situation. 25-30 girls and women took part over the summer.
6/ With the formation of Jersey Women's National team the squad were put through their paces during structured training sessions and competitive matches against varied male opposition. This set them up nicely for their first competitive games in Saumur, against the French National Side. The team came back victorious, and are already looking forward to the new season and having more games/tournament opportunities.
1/ The continuation of our primary and secondary coaching programmes.
2/ To continue implementing the school girls indoor and outdoor tournaments, with the addition of a separate tournament for Primary schools.
3/ To introduce a third Women's Club on the Island.
4/ To maintain and develop the Jersey Women's Cricket team, and provide them with as much games/tours as possible
5/ Future coach education programmes will be available and encouraged for any female interested in developing their coaching skills.
6/ Formation of an U18 girl's team.