Twenty cricket sets – including bats, balls and stumps – have been donated by Maiden Cricket for Cricket Without Boundaries’ work in delivering health and social messages including gender equality, female empowerment, and promoting HIV and FGM awareness.
Maiden Cricket are a new company focussed on providing cricket equipment specifically for women and girls. This donation will be first used in our forthcoming training Rwanda, but will also be used in the UK, Jordan and across Africa.
Andy Tyson, Founder and Director of Maiden Cricket, said:
“We are donating our kits as the fantastic work that Cricket Without Boundaries does in empowering the lives of girls throughout its areas of coverage, resonates deeply with Maiden’s aim to give women and girls their own identity within cricket.
“We hope that by playing with our kits, it will enhance the great work that has so far been achieved.
“We believe that girls getting involved with sport boosts confidence, gives them a safe circle to feel comfortable, and be themselves, without prejudice.”
Julia Farman MBE, Equality and Inclusion Lead at Cricket Without Boundaries, said:
“We are really grateful to accept this incredibly kind donation of equipment from Maiden Cricket – designed, especially, to give women and girls a sense of identity.
“These excellent kits will provide much needed support to our female empowerment programs both in the UK and overseas.
“The right sort of equipment is critical in helping people feel a part of the game – especially those new to it. And so, we look forward to fostering a life-long love of the game amongst a new generation of female cricketers.”