Hanaa Zaman - Role Model for Girls Together
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 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.
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.
For more information go to http://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/about/sport/sportcardiff/Pages/Women-and-Girls.aspx
Glamorgan CCC and Fitzalan High
School have joined forces to offer Cardiff students
a unique sports studies
qualification with cricket coaching.
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.
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
"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]
is a partnership between Glamorgan Cricket, Fitzalan High School and TVS