Yarra Ranges Shire Council

02/07/2018 | News release | Distributed by Public on 02/06/2018 19:29

Women’s social cricket returns to Lilydale with Social Sixes

A social cricket program encouraging female participation in cricket will launch in Lilydale this month, through a partnership between Cricket Victoria and Yarra Ranges Council.

Social Sixes is a Cricket Victoria and VicHealth initiative designed specifically for women. Through Social Sixes, women can learn the skills required to play cricket and work towards their fitness goals in a social and fun environment.

The program will be held on Tuesday evenings (6-7pm) at Lillydale Lake from 20 February -27 March. Sessions cost $10 per person and participants can play as they play. All equipment is provided.

Yarra Ranges Council Director of Social and Economic Development, Ali Wastie, encouraged women of all ages and abilities to take part in the program.

'Cricket Victoria's Social Sixes program is a great opportunity for women to meet up, get active and play cricket informally at Lillydale Lake,' Ms Wastie said.

'Through our Gender Equity Action Plan, Council has been working to support women and girl's participation in sport, through improvements to sporting facilities, establishing criteria in our Grants for Community program and supporting programs like the Social Sixes.

'We are proud to host this program and the flexible payment model means that the program is accessible to everyone. I hope this ignites the passion for sport with women in our community.

'You don't need to be an expert to have a play - just come along, give it a try and have some fun.'

To register, visit socialsixes.com.au.