Wanneroo DCC are one of only 6 clubs that are competing in the Female Premier Cricket Youth League (FPCYL) competition in WA since it’s inception in 2018/19.
The competition has provided a playing environment so the girls can develop their skills acquired from the dedicated coaching they receive from Wanneroo’s Mike Hussey Female Cricket Coaching Academy. This Academy which Wanneroo have developed since its inception in 2010 has coached and nurtured the skills of notable elite female cricketers such as Bhavisha Devchand, Heather Graham, Megan Banting, Ashlee Endersbee and Shanae Reichelt. All of these players have either represented the Western Fury, Perth Scorchers (WBBL) and some have gone onto gain national honours.
Our current Academy has over 20 girls registered of which a good number have already been involved in the WACA State programme at U12’s, 13’s and 15’s and gone onto play in various National Championships. The girls are part of a strong community cricket pathway which supports and provides elite girls in the feeder area to Wanneroo. Greg Williams (Level 3 High Performance Coach) has been the consistent figure behind the Academies success supported strategically via the WDCC committee. This year Greg has been joined by a newly recruited female Head Coach Sarah Clear alongside two further male coaches to ensure the girls continue to receive a high standard of coaching and the ratios of coach to player remain a high priority.
Wanneroo DCC have begun a 3 and 5-year Strategic Development Plan to grow and strengthen female cricket in Wanneroo and to build even stronger links with their Community Cricket partners. The vision is to eventually develop a Senior Grade Women’s side that will continue to produce inspirational young female cricketers as part of our WACA cricket pathway.
For more information, contact our WDCC Female Coordinator Andy Stewart:
Wanneroo DCC Female Coordinator