Warrnambool and District Cricket Association announces girls junior development squad

PURE JOY: Allansford wicket keeper Georgia Rea is one of 33 players selected in the Inaugural Warrnambool and District Cricket Association girls junior development squad. Picture: Rob Gunstone

PURE JOY: Allansford wicket keeper Georgia Rea is one of 33 players selected in the Inaugural Warrnambool and District Cricket Association girls junior development squad. Picture: Rob Gunstone

Warrnambool and District Cricket Association has revealed its inaugural girls junior development squad for season 2018-19.

The squad is comprised of 33 girls aged between 13-17 years old from the 11 clubs which participated in last season’s inaugural WDCA girls cricket competition.

WDCA chairperson and director of junior cricket Gordon McLeod said it was a great opportunity for the rising female cricketers to improve their skills and their chances of being selected in the Western Waves’ girls squads for the upcoming Victoria Youth Premier League season.

The coaching program, which will begin at Warrnambool’s Active Sportz on August 26, will be co-ordinated by Tony Caccaviello (Western Waves regional cricket manager) and Grace Lee (under 14 Western Waves girls premier league coach) with assistance from other WDCA level one and two coaches.

Full Squad: Grace Schrama, Stephanie Rea, Erin Russell, Georgia Rea (Allansford), Maddie Green, Alyssa Maher, Jasmin Royal, Tess Dempsey (Port Fairy), Alyssa Mahoney (Koroit), Charlotte Van de Starre, Abbey Lacey (Russells Creek), Hannah Rooke, Katelyn Grant, Meg Ludeman (Brierly-Christ Church), Alanna Bellman, Sacha White (Nestles)Georgia Dalton, Ruby Couch, Jorja Couch, Sophie Walsh (Nirranda), Emma Hannagan, Heidi Meade, Taya Irving (Panmure), Katelyn Fowler, Chloe O’Leary, Lori Boyd, Kiah Marino (Woodford), Charlotte Poyner, Isobelle Henderson, Tanzania Carter, Ricki Kalman (East Warrnambool-YCW), Mary McLean and Lilly Sanderson (West Warrnambool).

The WDCA is also keen to explore the level of interest from women who would have the desire to play cricket and participate in a women’s overage competition in the Warrnambool area.

Currently a survey has been instigated on the WDCA webpage and Facebook page to provide feedback and an expression of interest for this concept.