Giles Academy aims to make cricket a gender-balanced sport

Giles Academy aims to make cricket a gender-balanced sport

The PE department at Giles Academy are always proactive in introducing our students to try new sports during PE lessons and out of school.

One of the most popular team sports is cricket, but there is a lack of girls and women playing this exciting game, which is being addressed by the ECB (England & Wales Cricket Board) who are keen to make cricket a truly gender-balanced sport.

Giles Academy were therefore pleased to be invited to play their first girls cricket match in the ECB Under 13 Indoor Cricket Competition. Our debut match in this competition was against against St Hugh’s School in Woodhall Spa who are an established cricket team and even though we lost the matches, we got closer in every game, scored more runs and got more wickets. The girls showed a high level of commitment and enthusiasm throughout the event and deserve a huge congratulations for representing our school so well.

To continue the development of our students and encourage other girls to take part, we are excited to be establishing a weekly Cricket Club next term! Students who are interested in joining the club should speak to Mrs Cooper for more information.

Giles Academy (in green) with students from St Hugh’s School in Woodhall Spa

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