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Below is a summary of activities for the past six months and forward planning.
1/Continuation of our already popular primary and secondary school coaching programme. These programmes include daily coaching for boys and girls in Primary schools, along with coaching for girls attending Secondary schools
2/ Following on from the success of previous years the annual Secondary School girl’s kwik cricket tournament took place on a glorious Monday in July. 60-70 girls took part and Jersey College for Girls come out on top despite a closely competed final against indoor champions Les Quennevais.
3/ Due to increased demand the JCB ran a successful May Half Term girls only cricket camp which extremely popular with 30 girls attending the three day event. Following on from this, a week’s long summer school/camp was attended by 25 girls learning new skills and participating in a variety of games. As a thank you for attending the camp each girl was given a Summer Camp T shirt & Cap. On the final day we invited all mums to join us for a Mum’s Vs Daughters game. This proved to be a genius idea, as everyone loved it, the mum’s are still talking about ‘that catch’ and we have recruited a few more female players for the new season.
4/The appointment of female coach Gemma Dunning has proved a success with more opportunities being available and an increase in numbers participating across the board. 20 Primary school girls who had shown ‘potential’ were invited to attend a one hour introduction to hard ball session. The Girls loved trying on all the kit and Gemma has been asked on more than one occasion if they can play again. More sessions to be offered through the winter.
5/ Walkover Ladies and the Lilies joined forces this summer which enabled them to play 5 competitive mixed friendly matches. It was agreed by the Jersey Women’s Cricket Association that by training together and mixing the teams all players would benefit from a more varied and competitive environment. The friendly matches also provided an opportunity for new players to try the sport in a game situation. 25-30 girls and women took part over the summer.
6/ With the formation of Jersey Women’s National team the squad were put through their paces during structured training sessions and competitive matches against varied male opposition. This set them up nicely for their first competitive games in Saumur, against the French National Side. The team came back victorious, and are already looking forward to the new season and having more games/tournament opportunities.

Looking Ahead!
1/ The continuation of our primary and secondary coaching programmes.
2/ To continue implementing the school girls indoor and outdoor tournaments, with the addition of a separate tournament for Primary schools.
3/ To introduce a third Women’s Club on the Island.
4/ To maintain and develop the Jersey Women’s Cricket team, and provide them with as much games/tours as possible
5/ Future coach education programmes will be available and encouraged for any female interested in developing their coaching skills.
6/ Formation of an U18 girl’s team.

Below is a summary of activities for 2010 and planning for 2011.

1/ Continuation of the Coaching in Schools Programme whereby a JCB Development Officer conducts cricket for both males and females in all 25 Primary schools on the Island. This programme has been in place for some time and there has been huge interest from girls, currently in Year 7 at Secondary schools, to play cricket as a direct consequence of the programme.

2/ Coaching sessions have been introduced into Secondary schools directly aimed at continuing the interest and development of girl’s cricket. This programme was kindly supported by Appleby. These sessions have been very popular with several girls demonstrating an interest in playing cricket outside the school environment.

3/ The JCB again conducted a Secondary Schoolgirl’s Summer Tournament for girls in years nine and ten consisting of six teams from five local Secondary schools, following on from the Winter Indoor tournament. This tournament has been very successful with a selected combined school team invited to play in a women’s tournament with the two senior Women’s teams on the Island.

4/ Women’s cricket has continued to develop to the extent the two Club’s on the Island have more registered players, playing several friendly games and games against visiting teams on a regular basis throughout the season.

5/ This season has seen the introduction of a Women’s Cricket Challenge series of three games played between the two Women’s Cricket Clubs. The competition is based on the T20 format and has proved very popular.

6/ The JCB has conducted novice Women’s cricket sessions, open to all women from the community as an introduction to the game as well as regular coaching support to the two Clubs.

7/ The JCB conducted UKCC coaching courses throughout the year with two women attaining UKCC level 1 and a third attaining level two status. The ladies are keen to be involved with coaching of in our female pathway programmes.

8/ The JCB were very proud to select Lucy Le Lievre in our European Division One team that recently competed in the Netherlands. We believe this is a first for European cricket!

Looking ahead!

1/ The continuation of our primary and secondary coaching programmes.

2/ A proposed expansion of the Secondary Schoolgirl’s tournament in both the winter and summer to include a year 7/8 tournament as well as the year 9/10 fixture already in place.

3/ To introduce a third Women’s Club on the Island.

4/ To form and select a Senior Jersey Women’s team to represent Jersey in proposed fixtures as a pathway for our talented women cricketer’s and to encourage more female’s to take up the game.

5/ To implement a programme into La Moye prison similar to the very successful programme offered to the male prisoners’.

6/ Future coach education programmes will be available and encouraged for any female interested in developing their coaching skills.

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