Wanneroo DCC are one of only 6 clubs that are competing in the Female Youth Premier League (YPL)
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 now has 27 girls registered, 13 – U14’s and 14 – U 17’s, of which a good number have already been involved in the WACA State programme at U13’s, 15’s and 18’s and have gone onto play in various National Championships. The girls are part of a strong community cricket pathway which supports and provides opportunities for elite girls in the feeder area to Wanneroo. Greg Williams (Level 3 High Performance Coach) was the consistent figure behind the Academies success supported strategically via the Wanneroo DCC committee. Greg has since stepped aside to enable the successful recruitment of an U17’s Head Coach Luke Salisbury alongside an Assistant Coach Toby Morrell and Team Manager Amanda Crafford. Our U14’s also have new appointments this season in Head Coach Peter Byrne, Assistant Coach Mark Haddrill and Team Manager Sophie Gerrick. Between both squads they 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 the Wanneroo area and to build even stronger links with our Schools, Community Cricket partners and stakeholders. The vision is to eventually develop a recognised Northern Suburbs Female District Cricket Pathway that will result in a Senior District Grade Women’s side that will continue to produce inspirational young female cricketers to complement and strengthen the WACA cricket pathway.
For more information, contact our Wanneroo DCC Head of Female Cricket Andy Stewart:
Wanneroo DCC Head of Female Cricket