Two New Initiatives



Hanaa Zaman - Role Model for Girls Together

Two significant initiatives have been announced recently that each has the potential to lead to some increased participation in cricket.  Sport Cardiff has announced the “Girls Together” project in an attempt to encourage more female participation in Sport.  At the same time, Glamorgan Cricket has announced that it will collaborate with Fitzalan High School, Cardiff, in a BTEC level 3 course in Sport.

Sport Cardiff is excited to launch "Girls Together"    

Girls Together helps women and girls to have fun and build friendship groups whilst getting active and playing sport.

Sport Cardiff aims to minimise the physical activity gender gap, by developing a programme which provides appropriate activities to ensure women and girls can access quality sports and physical activity provision.  Over the coming months Sport Cardiff will be launching a whole new timetable of activities specifically for females. There will be the opportunity to try traditional sports such as Netball, Rugby and football as well as more alternative fitness activities such as glow in the dark circuits and social running groups. 

Girls Together can sign post women and girls to local activities where they can be sure to receive a friendly welcome and get active with other like-minded people. There will be activities for females of all ages and all fitness levels, including things you can do with your children, friends or extended family.  Sport Cardiff wants the women and girls of Cardiff to get together to support each other by increasing their physical activity uptake whilst making friends and having a great time.

“Why not grab your friends and family and give some of the new activities a try? New activities will be added to the programme on a regular basis and you can express your views as to what you would like to see via the women and girls twitter.”

Cricket Wales hopes that one of these activities will be cricket!  An important step in this direction is the appointment of Hanaa Zaman as a role model for this project. Hanaa is already a well known and popular member of the cricket community in SE Wales.

Sport Cardiff is looking for inspiring females within the city to be “…the faces of the Girls Together campaign with an aim of motivating more women and girls to get active.  If you play a sport, compete for your club, coach or volunteer we would love to hear your stories to see how you got involved and what motivated you to keep going.

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      Glamorgan CCC and Fitzalan High School have joined forces to offer Cardiff students

a unique sports studies qualification with cricket coaching.

From September, students aged 16-18 will be able to study for a BTEC Level 3 in Sport alongside professional cricket coaching.

The education will be delivered at The SSE SWALEC by TVS Education on behalf of Fitzalan High School, both of whom have extensive experience in delivering combined academic and sport qualifications that lead to university or sport related employment.   Cricket has been identified as an excellent engagement tool for both boys and girls and with teaching taking place at Glamorgan Cricket's headquarters; it is hoped that this course will strike a chord with many pupils looking to use cricket to advance their education.  

As well as cricket training and coaching tuition from Glamorgan's own coaches, students will receive advice on conditioning, physiotherapy and mental training; they will experience first-hand of how an international sports stadium operates and benefit from classroom teaching from one of Glamorgan's former professionals.  

Mark Frost, Glamorgan Cricket's Community & Development Manager, said: "We hope that by offering this unique learning opportunity we will be able to provide an appealing pathway for students either for further studies at university or straight into the workplace. 

"We believe that learners can enhance their studies by embracing their sporting passion as a means to harnessing their full academic potential. As far as we are aware, this is the first such course to be offered directly by a professional cricket club in the UK and we hope that it will be well received."

Jo Kemp, Assistant Headteacher at Fitzalan High School said: "We believe that the course will greatly appeal to those who have an interest and ability in cricket, as well as to those who may become elite players in the future, plus those looking to play in the coming years a good standard of club or university cricket."

 To find out more about the course, contact [email protected]

This is a partnership between Glamorgan Cricket, Fitzalan High School and TVS Education.


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