The joint initiative attracted 68 registrations, with girls aged eight to 16 of all skill levels invited to attend.
SACA and SANFL worked together to develop the program and ultimately achieve a shared goal: to get girls active, outdoors and participating in sport.
Statewide Super First Grade Premier Cricket ambassadors Angela Treloar (West Torrens) and Rachael Greenshields (Southern District), along with Statewide Super SA Scorpion Brooke Harris, helped to run skills activities and get all participants involved in cricket, while SANFL ambassadors did the same for football.
On day two, girls had the opportunity to undergo Woolworths Cricket Blast style matches and activities in full protective equipment and using hard balls, to give them a tangible feel for club cricket.
Attendees had the choice to attend one day or two days and could participate in both sports or just their preferred sport.
“The two days of activity were excellent, for us and the girls involved,” SACA Club and Association Officer Jess O’Reilly said.
“They had the chance to learn skills and just give everything a go, in a supportive and relaxed environment, with no judgment. We had so much fun running the sessions and had girls come from all over, including the Riverland, Mount Gambier, the Adelaide Hills, the Barossa Valley and even Roxby Downs.”
“We were very pleased to have so much interest in what was the first of this kind of program we’ve run, so we’re definitely keen to go bigger and better next year,” O’Reilly said.
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