CommBank opens virtual cricket clinics

With the 2020-21 cricket season in full swing, Commonwealth Financial institution together with Cricket Australia has launched a digital cricket clinic sequence for youngsters and youthful adults.

The digital clinics, made up of two instalments, will entertain, educate and assist make it possible for over a physically-distanced summer season season, households and youthful individuals, notably women, don’t miss out on the enjoyment that cricket brings.

The primary instalment all through the sequence is a set of 4 ‘Masterclass’ movies, that attribute gamers from the Australian Ladies’s Cricket Group together with Ellyse Perry and Meg Lanning, and canopy the entire thing from studying the sector, perfecting your cowl drive, to tempo bowling.

The second instalment is the mannequin new ‘Cricket 101’ clinics designed for budding cricket followers who need to look at further concerning the recreation. These cowl the fundamentals of batting, bowling and the distinctive bonds of friendship shaped on the sector. The sequence is maintain from Monday 14 December.

Over the previous few years, women’s cricket significantly has favored rising recognition, each at an elite and grassroots stage. Nonetheless, the present successfully being pandemic pressured many sports activities actions actions onto the sidelines.

To assist launch the digital cricket clinics, CBA commissioned new analysis that discovered a robust illustration feminine cricket gamers is necessary for rising feminine participation at a grassroots stage.

4 out of 5 Australians (77 per cent) agree the rising recognition of feminine sporting stars will guarantee further youthful females play sport for longer. And whereas feminine athletes are getting further recognition than they used to, 78 per cent of surveyed respondents take note of there’s nonetheless a technique to go.

Monique Macleod, Chief Selling Officer at Commonwealth Financial institution, stated: “Commonwealth Financial institution has been proudly supporting women’s cricket for over 20 years, and through that point it’s been so rewarding to see how far it’s come. Sadly, many ladies’s sports activities actions actions have been sidelined ensuing from coronavirus, so it’s further necessary than ever that we expose youthful females to sturdy sporting place fashions.”

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