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'Phase One' of a Major Initiative to Improve the Whole of the Sussex Women's Cricket

‘Phase One’ of a Major Initiative to Improve the Whole of the Sussex Women’s Cricket

Just weeks after the official opening of the Sir Rod Aldridge Cricket Centre Sussex Cricket, in partnership with Aldridge Cricket Academy, have announced ‘Phase One’ of a major initiative to improve the whole of the Sussex Women’s cricket pathway, from grassroots and community to elite performers.

Phase 1invovles a stand-alone Women and Girls academy that will run fully out of the newly opened Sir Rod Aldridge Cricket Centre (ACA), based at BACA.

Director of Cricket at Sussex, Keith Greenfield, said “From a Sussex Cricket point of view and one of an English point of view, to have a stand-alone Women and Girls academy will make a significant difference to quality of girls making it through to Sussex senior squads and will seriously enhance the chances for those girls to fulfil their dreams of playing international cricket”.

This is a national first initiative with a designated academy solely for Women and Girls, and in the coming weeks a further amount of work on the community and grassroots programmes will be announced. 

Simon Funnell, Director of Sport at BACA & PACA, added, “We’re able to promote cricket to a wider audience with a new phase coming in in the next couple of weeks, giving a community element which will be on top of the fantastic elite element launched today”.

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