Yarra Ranges Shire Council

11/27/2017 | News release | Distributed by Public on 11/26/2017 16:22

Women’s social cricket starting up in Lilydale

A social cricket program teaching women basic cricket skills has come to Lilydale, thanks to a partnership between Cricket Victoria and Yarra Ranges Council.

Social Sixes is a Cricket Victoria and VicHealth program designed for women to learn cricket skills in an informal setting, with four Tuesday evening sessions to be held in Lilydale's Melba Park.

The program will be run from 6-7pm on Tuesday nights from 21 November to 12 December.

Yarra Ranges Council Director of Social and Economic Development, Ali Wastie, said the cricket sessions would be chance for women to meet up, get active and play cricket informally.

'VicHealth has identified that regular physical activity helps people to have better mental health and social connections, along with more energy and health benefits,' Ms Wastie said.

'In our Health and Wellbeing Strategy, we set the goal of ensuring people in the Yarra Ranges are physically active, and the Social Sixes program helps to ensure that happens.

'I encourage women from around the Yarra Ranges to come along to Melba Park to meet up, pick up a bat and have some fun in the sun.'

All equipment is provided at the sessions, which costs $10 per person.

To register, visit socialsixes.com.au.