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Female Pathway

Female Pathway

Why is it important?

  • To educate young athletes on what it means to be a High Performance Cricketer

  • Help young athletes transition into the ACT Meteors program

  • Provide knowledge, support and development opportunities for all facets of the game

  • Promote talent

  • Coaching development

Staff

  • Jonathon Dean - High Performance Coach

  • Michael Barrington - Sport Science / Sport Medicine (SSSM) Manager

 

Pathway - U13s

Stage  Program/Competition
 # of participants  Format  Draw  Administered By
 1 Emerging Meteors  15  Weekly program  TBC Cricket ACT
 2 Molly Dive Competition  13  40 over matches x5, T20 matches x2, Semi Final & Final   Cricket ACT
 3 ACT/Southern District U13 Country Champs  13  T20 matches x4   ACT / Southern District
 4 State Challenge  13  T20 matches x4   Cricket NSW

 

 

Pathway - U15s

 

Stage  Program/Competition
# of participants Format Draw Administered By
 1 Emerging Meteors 15 Weekly program Cricket ACT
 2 Margaret Pedan Competition 13 40 over matches x5, T20 matches x2, Semi Final & Final Cricket ACT / Cricket NSW
 3 U14s State Challenge 13 T20 matches x4    Cricket NSW
 4 ACT/Southern District U15 Country Championships 13 T20 matches x4 ACT / Southern District
 5 ACT/NSW Country U15s 13 40 over x4, T20 matches x4   Cricket ACT / Cricket NSW
 6 U15s Talent Squad 24 National Program Cricket Australia
 7 Cricket Australia U15s 13 50 over & T20 matches    Cricket Australia


Pathway - U18s

 

 Stage Program/Competition
# of participants Format Draw Administered By
 1 Meteors Rookies 4 - 8 Weekly training program Cricket ACT
 2 ACT/Southern District U18 Country Championships 13 T20 matches x4 - Three rounds & Final ACT / Southern District
 3 U17 State Challenge 13      
 4 ACT/NSW Country U18s 13 Cricket ACT / Cricket NSW
 5 Cricket Australia U19 13 50 over & T20 matches Cricket Australia

 

Programs / Competitions

Emerging Meteors

More information coming soon.

Molly Drive Competition

What is it?

U13 Metropolitan Thunder Conference

Purpose

  • Provide a representative pathway for country cricketers, coaches & umpires
  • Give opportunity to talented cricketers to test themselves against the best cricketers
  • Talent identification
  • Compete for metro pathway champions (Thunder Conference)

Margaret Pedan Competition

What is it?

U15 Metropolitan Thunder Conference

Purpose

  • Provide a representative pathway for country cricketers, coaches & umpires
  • Give opportunity to talented cricketers to test themselves against the best cricketers
  • Talent identification
  • Compete for country pathway champions (Thunder Conference)

ACT/Southern District Country Championships

Purpose

  • Talent identification of potential State Challenge players & coaches
  • Give opportunity to talented cricketers to test themselves against the best cricketers in ACT/NSW Country
  • Selection process for 15 & 18 ACT/NSW Country teams
  • Win points towards Hogg/Silver Shield

State Challenges

What is it?

Cricket NSW run representative competitions in ages 13, 14 & 17

Purpose

  • Talent identification of potential State Squad players
  • Give opportunity to talented cricketers to test themselves against the best cricketers in NSW
  • Selection process for ACT/NSW Country U15 & U18 State Squads
  • Provide opportunity for representative coaches to stretch themselves in challenging environments

Meteors Rookies

Purpose

  • Improve skills of participants, stretch players and invest in the future
  • Provide an opportunity for players of all ages to train with and against the best female cricketers in the ACT.

Selection

  • The girls are selected based on their previous year's performance, current year performance, coach recommendations and knowledge/potential of the athlete.

U15 & U18 National Championships

What is it?

Cricket Australia run national competitions for the best U15 and U18 players in each state.

Purpose

  • For U18s team, talent identification of future 1 class cricketers for NSW Breakers / ACT Meteors, Thunder & Sixers franchises.
  • Provide opportunity for talented players to test themselves against the best cricketers in Australia.
  • Provide opportunity for coaches to test themselves at the pathway national level.
  • Selection process for Cricket Australia U19 Team / Cricket Australia Talent Squads.
  • Compete for national titles.

Other Programs

The below programs are open for female cricketers between 12 and 18 years old and therefore can come at any time in each individual's respective pathway.

Female T20 Bash

What is it?

The Female T20 Bash is a new franchise-based competition which sees the ACT Meteors split among four teams; the Northern Frenzy, Eastern Fever, Southern Pride and Western Crash.

The teams' remaining players are selected from the ACT and surrounding regions.

Purpose

This competition provides an excellent opportunity opportunity for local female athletes to compete against highly skilled players. Through this competition we expect to see players improve, grow and continue their journey in the pathway.

ACT/Southern District Zone Academy

More information coming soon.