The Walsall Cricket Club’s (WCC) girls team has announced a new sponsorship deal with a construction company, Cameron Homes.
Throughout the 2022 season, the agreement will cover kit, equipment, and coaching costs.
The girls’ team is the first to play for the illustrious Walsall Cricket Club since it was established in 1812.
The team hopes to gather some experience and propel its development through the cricket league this season after playing its first competitive game together last year.
The Chairman of Cricket at WCC, Mr Naveen Kapur, said, “This is the culmination of two years’ worth of work from the whole team and more specifically the Junior Committee and is part of the long-term development of female cricket at Walsall Cricket Club. There isn’t enough provision and awareness for girls’ cricket, it’s very underplayed and underfunded and until now, most girls in our community just haven’t had the opportunity to experience cricket.
“Historically we would have a couple of girls who would come along to training but there wasn’t a specific training group for them. So, we decided to bring our own daughters along and it snowballed from there. Our aim is for the female teams to keep on growing until we see as many girls playing cricket as boys.”
Kapur is now attempting to get in touch with other clubs in the Black Country and Staffordshire to arrange more matches and tournaments.
Amish Dudhia, Chairman of Sponsorship at Walsall Cricket Club, commented, “We are absolutely delighted that Cameron Homes has chosen to sponsor our girls’ team. Not only are they supporting cricket, they are giving women’s sport a real boost in the area. I am so proud of how this team has developed and this funding will really make a difference to the quality and quantity of coaching we are able to provide them with this year.”
Cameron Homes is planning on releasing Heron’s Reach, which consists of numerous new family homes off Broadway North.
Ian Burns, CEO of Cameron Homes, said, “It is extremely important to us that we are actively involved with the local communities in which we build our homes, and it is an honour to be able to support Walsall Cricket Club’s Girls Team this season.”